2011-12-22 / Obituaries

Stephen Caballero

Stephen Caballero passed away on Dec. 14, at Mercy

Medical Center in Merced, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Stephen was born in San Jose, on Jan. 7, 1977, to the late Alfonso Caballero and Rosemary Tobin Caballero. His family moved to Mariposa when he was 3 years old. Stephen was fortunate to grow up with Grandpa Jim and Grandma Rita living close by. He loved cooking, especially pancakes, with grandpa. While in high school, Stephen starred in basketball, and he has continued to play in an adult league. He coached young children in the Mariposa basketball league and parents appreciated his constant encouragement and ability to bring out the best in all his players.

Stephen’s infectious smile and warm heart made it easy for him to make and keep life-long friends. He was devoted to his family, both here in Mariposa and in Boston where he lived and worked for several years. For the last three years, Stephen has lived in Sacramento where he was a pest control technician. He loved skiing in Tahoe and he was an avid Texas hold ‘em player.

Stephen is survived by his mother, Rosemary; his brothers, Chris and Mike; his uncle and aunt, Tom and Cora Tobin; and his nephew and niece, Caleb and Maya Caballero. He leaves a wonderful legacy of being a good friend, and devoted son, brother, uncle, nephew and cousin.

A mass for and celebration of Stephen’s life will be held at Saint Joseph’s Catholic Church on Jan. 7, 2012, at 11 a.m. A reception will follow immediately after the service. Memorials may be given to the charity of the donor’s choice in memory of Stephen.

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From the Caballero Family

From the Caballero Family from Indio, California....although we lost touch over the last few years...we loved you and your brothers lots. Our condolences to your family. May you rest in peace with your loving dad. Much love...

Loyal friends like Steve only

Loyal friends like Steve only come along once in a lifetime. We will miss him, but he will live on in our hearts forever.

It's has been a long time

It's has been a long time since we talked,and never reconciled. I had a great time with you when we went out or whatever we did. Its unreal that you have passed but you are with your grandpa, grandma and dad. May your spirit be there with everyone that new you and remember that big happy smile you have.. God bless and remain happy.

I can't believe you are gone.

I can't believe you are gone. Love you and miss you. Our lives were forever blessed because you lived here in Massachusetts

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