Obituary: Stephen M. Hilarides |

Obituary: Stephen M. Hilarides

It is with deep, and heavy sadness that we announce the death of Stephen M. Hilarides, who lost his courageous battle with cancer and passed on April 9th, 2015, in Kings Beach, Ca. He was born in Bellflower, Ca in 1948; however, he was proud to be a part of the Tahoe community for 53 years.

He spent the majority of his free time watching the sunrise, exploring the woods, collecting crystals and rare stones, gardening, listening to the Greatful Dead, and socializing with family, friends, and new faces.

He was simple and genuine; a kind soul who wanted only peace and love. He carried these same qualities in his professional life making friends through every duty he completed. Steve was a tax professional, and worked in transportation for TART, Irie Rafting, and Alpine Meadows just to name a few.

His struggle against this unbeatable disease was inspiring. He was diagnosed with cancer in the summer of 2013 and was given four months to live. He was amazingly positive and a hero to us all.

He is survived by his wife, Melissa; his son, Michael, and daughters Krysta, Rachel and Catherine; grandchildren Seth, Maisy, Quinton, Jaiden, Kailey, Barrett, and unborn grandson; his faithful canine, Mickey.

A service to celebrate Steve’s life will be held May 2nd, 2015 from 11:00am – 3:00pm at the North Tahoe Event Center, 8318 North Lake Tahoe Blvd, Kings Beach, Ca. In honor of Steve, wear your favorite tie-dye. Enjoy life, love, and peace in remembrance of this larger than life man.

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