Steven
Steven Vincent Caraba 12/29/48 - 8/19/11 Caraba, Steven, a life-long resident of the South Bay, passed away on Friday, August 19, 2011. Born in Los Angeles, CA and raised in Manhattan Beach, he attended American Martyrs, Bishop Montgomery, and graduated from Aviation High. Steve was 62 when he died. He had served in the Navy during the Vietnam War and eventually went on to Aerospace, where he retired from. Steve was a good man, loved by many. Steve is survived by his daughter Shauna, his mother Rose, his sisters Peg and Pat, as well as his significant other Linda, their dog Laila and Linda's son Mark. He was preceded in death by his father, Cecil Caraba. Steve loved fishing and being out at sea which is why we will be spreading his ashes in the ocean. He will be GREATLY missed, but surely not forgotten. We love you Big Daddy Caraba! Aka: The Crusty Crab, and to go even further back: Cautious Caraba! Please use this website, www.LAfuneral.com to send the family messages and to share memories.

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  1. STEVE AND I WERE FRIENDS IN HIGH SCHOOL AND SPENT MANY HOURS SURFING TOGETHER IN MANHATTAN BEACH. STEVE ALWAYS HAD A BIG SMILE, A GREAT SENCE OF HUMOR AND WAS A FUN PERSON TO BE AROUND. HE HELPED ME SMILE WHILE I WAS GOING THROUGH SOME TOUGH TIMES WHEN WHEN WE WERE IN HIGH SCHOOL. THATS WHY I HAVEN’T FORGOTTEN ABOUT HIM OVER THE YEARS EVEN THOUGH OUR LIVES TOOK US IN DIFFERENT DIRECTIONS. STEVE’S PASSING SADDENS ME. I WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER HIS KINDNESS AND FRIENDSHIP. I HOPE STEVE FINDS A GOOD SURF SPOT WITH RIGHTS AND LEFTS SO WE CAN SPEND TIME RIDING SOME WAVES TOGETHER AGAIN SOMEDAY. HANG TEN CARABA!!! YOUR FRIEND, DON

  2. So sorry to read about Steve’s passing. I worked with Steve at Hughes/Boeing for many years. We were lottery buddies. He was one of the nicest people I have know and he has certainly left us much too soon. My prayers are with him and his family.

  3. My big daddio was the best dad i could have ever asked for! we were road dogs when i was young (he was a single parent) and we remained close all these years. He was my daddy and i was his kiddo! He was so good to me and was always there for me! His humor was like no one elses! what a character! i will miss him so much, but i know he is on the other side watching over me and hangin with the hero’s that we have lost along the way. he is at peace! to all that is reading this, there WILL be a remembrance gathering in San Pedro 9/17/11 at the Ports O’call Restaurant around noon..keep reading this website for more details.

  4. As a young kid I spent a lot of time with Steve and Shauna… He watched out for us girls very closely and I loved him for that. I’ll never forget his stance, with one foot proped out in front, relaxed hips.. Shaking his head at us and smiling… You were like a father to me Steve. You will remain in my heart until we meet again!

  5. Hi again, for anyone that is reading this, there will be an informal rememberance gathering at the Acapulco restuarant at Ports O’call, San Pedro at Berth 83 on Sept 17th around noon. See you there.

  6. Somone asked me recently, what first attracted me to Steve (I’m his second wife, Shauna’s mom) and I got to thinking….. it was his great sense of humor, he was easy to be with and he had beautiful blue eyes……. among other good qualities. I am grateful we had a good relationship these last years, for Shauna’s sake and I hope Steve had peace about ‘us’ as much as I found. We were meant to be together to create this beautiful daughter of ours. She’s a bit of both of us and very much her own woman. I know he loved her deeply and unconditionally. Steve, I hope you have peace and know that I loved you once and am grateful for the father you were.

  7. I met Steve for the first time at Shauna and Trevor’s wedding last September, so I did now know him well (my husband is Shauna’s cousin). BUT, I do know that Shauna is such a beautiful person, and this is in great part due to her parents, Steve and Candy. My prayers to all those affected by Steve’s passing. May your wonderful memories be of comfort to you. Love you much, Shauna.

  8. God is loving & forgiving of our sins, thru the sacrifice of his son Jesus Christ. Let the happy memories fill our hearts with love.

  9. So sorry to hear about his passing.I had worked with Steven at Hughes/Boeing since the early 70’s.We shared alot of good times together laughing and sharing stories…Rest in Peace. My condolences to the family.

  10. …don’t you hear my call, though you’re many years away, don’t you hear me calling you? All your letters in the sand cannot heal me like your hand. For my life’s still ahead, pity me…. ’til we meet again Steve, you were the best big brother anyone could wish for! I’ll love you forever. And my teddy bear Timmy (who you tortured!) misses you. Rest in peace, my brother. Love you, Kookajug. Pokachoka.

  11. Steve, wherever you are it must be a better place. Where the stars shine bright all the time and you are at peace once and for all. Your one time honey. Don’t wait up for me. Your love, Linda

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