Steven
Gibbs, Steven Phillip, a 42 year resident of Torrance, passed away on Saturday, October 13, 2007 in Torrance. Born in Connecticut, Steve was 51 when he died. Steve was a graduate of Torrance High Class of 1975 and of ITT Technical Institute. A member of Nativity Catholic Church, he is survived by his father, Alfred Gibbs, brothers, Alex and Dan Gibbs, sister, Judy Dagenhardt and nephews Dylan Gibbs and Adam Rosen. He was preceded in death by his mother, Anne Gibbs. He expressed his passion for music as the bass guitarist performing with Rockworks, Sproutzane, Under the Pone, Blues II Blues, Ventus and other, along with weekly open mic performances at the Crest in Torrance. A gathering of family and friends will be held on Monday, October 22, 2007 at 5:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. with a Vigil at 7:00 P.M., both at Rice Mortuary in Torrance. The Funeral Mass will be Tuesday, October 23, 2007 at 10:00 A.M. at Nativity Catholic Church in Torrance. Committal will follow at Green Hills Memorial Park in Rancho Palos Verdes.

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  1. Steve was a great funny guy music brought us together and laughter bonded us-i will miss him as will all my friends at the Crest. Kyle Von Conboy (flautist)

  2. I just heard today about Steve’s passing. I was 3 years younger and also a THS musician. I have great mermories of watching him play with Sprout Zane at a school assembly, and listening to him at a nieghborhood party. I say listening, because I was so young they wouldn’t let me in, so I went behind the house in the field in back of the YMCA and just Listened (with a capital L) they were THE band in the mid 70’s . . . just a trio then, the bass played a huge roll, Steve definitely laid it down . . . A couple years later I had the privelege of cutting my teeth in a jazz-rock fusion jam band that practiced at my best friend Dave Kermans house . . . I remember Dave pointing out how Steve was closing his eyes while getting in to the music . . . I looked up to him and learned . . . I did get to play with him again at the Thurs. Crest jams and was glad to get to reconnect with him in the last few years. We had talked of doing a band of Torrance High musicians from various years . . . I was proud to know him. He will be missed . . . — chuck turner

  3. To: Steves’ Family Al, Alex and Dylan, Dan, Judy and Adam, My thoughts and prayers are with you during this very difficult time. Steve was a good friend. Love, Tony

  4. Very sorry to hear of Steven’s passing. As a fellow Tartar my prayers are with family and friends, alike. Take comfort in knowing that he knew the Lord and is now in a wonderful eternity. I think of the words that accompany TAPS: When your last Day is past, Some bright star From afar O’er your grave, Watch will keep. While you sleep With the brave. In His peace and joy. Robert Blethrow TK 1978

  5. I remember always running into you guys (Steve, Rick @ Bobby) inline to get tickets or at concerts from 73 thru 75. We loved the same music new york dolls, mott the hoople, zeppelin, etc. even learned how to play at Al Yniguez’s music shop. I always thought you guys had the stuff to make it big. Windjammer or Sproutzane it didn’t matter. You guys jammed! I remember seeing you at a school assembly on the basketball courts at THS playing a special assembly but having trouble with your equipment and seeing you guys swearing and cussing into the mikes…..it was soo cool. miss you Steve

  6. I remember always running into you guys (Steve, Rick @ Bobby) inline to get tickets or at concerts from 73 thru 75. We loved the same music new york dolls, mott the hoople, zeppelin, etc. even learned how to play at Al Yniguez’s music shop. I always thought you guys had the stuff to make it big. Windjammer or Sproutzane it didn’t matter. You guys jammed! I remember seeing you at a school assembly on the basketball courts at THS playing a special assembly but having trouble with your equipment and seeing you guys swearing and cussing into the mikes…..it was soo cool. miss you Steve

  7. I remember always running into you guys (Steve, Rick @ Bobby) inline to get tickets or at concerts from 73 thru 75. We loved the same music new york dolls, mott the hoople, zeppelin, etc. even learned how to play at Al Yniguez’s music shop. I always thought you guys had the stuff to make it big. Windjammer or Sproutzane it didn’t matter. You guys jammed! I remember seeing you at a school assembly on the basketball courts at THS playing a special assembly but having trouble with your equipment and seeing you guys swearing and cussing into the mikes…..it was soo cool. miss you Steve

  8. I remember always running into you guys (Steve, Rick @ Bobby) inline to get tickets or at concerts from 73 thru 75. We loved the same music new york dolls, mott the hoople, zeppelin, etc. even learned how to play at Al Yniguez’s music shop. I always thought you guys had the stuff to make it big. Windjammer or Sproutzane it didn’t matter. You guys jammed! I remember seeing you at a school assembly on the basketball courts at THS playing a special assembly but having trouble with your equipment and seeing you guys swearing and cussing into the mikes…..it was soo cool. miss you Steve

  9. I remember always running into you guys (Steve, Rick @ Bobby) inline to get tickets or at concerts from 73 thru 75. We loved the same music new york dolls, mott the hoople, zeppelin, etc. even learned how to play at Al Yniguez’s music shop. I always thought you guys had the stuff to make it big. Windjammer or Sproutzane it didn’t matter. You guys jammed! I remember seeing you at a school assembly on the basketball courts at THS playing a special assembly but having trouble with your equipment and seeing you guys swearing and cussing into the mikes…..it was soo cool. miss you Steve

  10. I remember always running into you guys (Steve, Rick @ Bobby) inline to get tickets or at concerts from 73 thru 75. We loved the same music new york dolls, mott the hoople, zeppelin, etc. even learned how to play at Al Yniguez’s music shop. I always thought you guys had the stuff to make it big. Windjammer or Sproutzane it didn’t matter. You guys jammed! I remember seeing you at a school assembly on the basketball courts at THS playing a special assembly but having trouble with your equipment and seeing you guys swearing and cussing into the mikes…..it was soo cool. miss you Steve

  11. I am so sorry to hear about Steve,I just tried to look him up on facebook and found he had passed.My brother (Jack Wooley) and him were friends in high school.My brother had passed about 30 yrs ago but he and Steve were friends till the end and he talked of him often.He was at our house often he was like a 2nd brother to me in my younger years I am so sorry to hear he has passed.

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