Stephen G. Triggs
June 21, 1943 - September 7, 2019
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Stephen Gayler Triggs, age 76 of Bowling Green, Ohio passed peacefully away September 7, 2019, surrounded by his family after a two and a half year struggle with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). Steve was born on June 21,1943 in Kingston-Upon-Thames, England to Gayler and Queenie (Stephens) Triggs.  On March 13, 1965, he married Jennifer Joan…

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Willaim Scaglione left a message on February 26, 2020:
It is with great sadness that I write this tribute to one of the most competent and honorable men that I have ever worked with. Steve was my director during some very difficult times at Wang Laboratories. He had very high standards, allowed us to innovate and stood by us when our recommendations differed from established company thinking. Each Christmas, Steve and Jen would invite department members and our children to their home in New Hampshire for some very memorable celebrations. I remember well joining Steve’s neighbors for a sendoff party when Steve and Jen moved. I’ll never forget when I was unemployed and Steve gave me a referral which led to some much needed consulting work. Twelve years ago we visited Steve and Jen at their lovely waterfront home in Arizona. Our families have kept in touch for over 30 years and it was with great sadness that Jen wrote to friends last Christmas informing them of the move to Ohio and Steve’s illness. Earlier in 2019, I called Steve, chatted at length about old times, our common interest in automobile restoration and thanked him for all the wisdom and support he gave to me and others. Steve, I will never forget you. It was an honor to be part of your team.
Yvonne Cook left a message on September 18, 2019:
It was an honor and privilege to provide care for Stephen and to have met him. His grace, patience and sense of humor were remarkable despite the debilitating disease. As a result, he won this final match. My thoughts and prayers will be with you Jennifer, Clayton and Lloyd as you miss his presence in your lives. Undoubtedly, his legacy will live on through generations and it is my prayer that you will see glimpses of him in moments when you miss him the most. Warm regards, Yvonne
Cindy and Bill Flowers left a message on September 13, 2019:
Dear Jenny and family, We are so sad to hear about Steve! You two were such great neighbors and friends for the past many years. He was a great man and the two of you are very special to us. We appreciate all your kindness and are sending prayers for all of you for peace and strength in the days ahead. We love you, Jenny! Cindy and Bill
Jim & Debbie Allen left a message on September 13, 2019:
We were so sorry to hear of Steve's passing. Praying for comfort in the days and weeks ahead. Jim & Debbie Allen
Paul and Shari Peery left a message on September 11, 2019:
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Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Reid Douglas left a message on September 11, 2019:
It has been my great pleasure to know Steve Triggs for over 30 years, during which we worked together, played together and even lived together. I consider Steve to be the finest man I have ever known and having him as my friend has improved considerably the kind of person I am. I can't remember a single cross word being exchanged between us. We had many great conversations, and while I wouldn't consider them spiritual, it's fair to say that spirits were usually present. Our mutual love of motorsports took us on numerous race outings either with friends or just the two of us. The memories of those events will forever bring a smile to my face. Steve was a genuinely wonderful friend and will be dearly missed for as long as I draw breath. Adieu, my dear friend, adieu. image 1 image 2
Clayton Triggs left a message on September 10, 2019:
Few of us are able to pull-off diametrically opposed designs emblazoned upon garments worn in the same ensemble, such as placid blue and white checkered pants clashing angrily against a hedonistic red and black tartan shirt…and despite some brave experiments and best-efforts, sadly my Dad wasn’t one of them. His often-flamboyant attire underscored his exuberance for fun, always being up for a party while playing the consummate, generous host along with my Mum as many of you can attest first-hand. “Here’s to them that like us and bugger those that don’t!” The best (and probably wildest) parties I have ever attended were through crashing my parents’ “Dos” and all my favorite road trips were as a stow away with my Dad (and his friends) to race venues around the world from the lofty heights of Formula One and Le Mans to the equally hard-contested grass track, figure eight and dirt track amateur racing meets (which he even tried his hand at)! His passion for life was contagious, brainwashing me early in life to adopt his penchant for automobiles and auto racing that we often enthusiastically discussed and debated during daily conversations together. We had fun restoring cars while he taught me methodical problem-solving along with lateral thinking skillsets. Dad’s frivolity was perfectly balanced with strong sense of responsibility. Though hard-work and determination he was a very successful executive that was able to give our family a very privileged and comfortable lifestyle providing my brother and I the confidence to take chances through his generous unconditional love, support and wise counsel. He was a thoughtful, articulate and fair man never straying into anything that would be remotely construed as sordid in his professional or personal life. Many of his life-long friends were forged at school and through work, a testament to his grace and character. I have always been fiercely proud of my Dad and reveled whenever it was commented about shared characteristics and attributes that I attempted to emulate. If I am able to be half the man my father was I will be doing very well. My father’s strength and patience were exhibited first-hand as he faced down ALS with poise, composure and humor; truly awe inspiring to share and giving me one last lesson to take in. Love you more Dad…Clay-Boy xxx Dad
Paul Barberini left a message on September 10, 2019:
Jenny, Clayton, Lloyd, I offer my deepest sympathy for your loss. Steve and I were friends for the last fifteen years and I want to share two thoughts with you. First, there are few, if any, men that I respect and admire as I did Steve. I am a better man for knowing him. Second, during our time of chess, poker, and dog walks our conversations dealt with the world issues which showed a very learned insight and his love and praise for his family. While the sorrow I feel for his passing persists, I feel blessed for knowing him and our memories. I join you in the celebration and memory of Steve
Diane Thorpe left a message on September 9, 2019:
Lloyd...I'm so sorry to hear of your father's passing. Yip u and your family have my thoughts and prayers.
Jane Rutter left a message on September 9, 2019:
Jackson and Liam- I am so sorry for your loss, please know that I'm thinking of you both. I am very happy to have met your grandpa and what I recall most was his kind smile and quick wit. You both share some wonderful qualities with your grandpa and he will be with always in spirit. Thinking of you Miss Jane
Jane Rutter left a message on September 9, 2019:
Megan and Lloyd I hope you find comfort in knowing so many friends send their love and support during this time of great loss. Please accept our condolences to you and your family. Jane Rutter and Jim Grilliot
Ken and Rochelle Peters left a message on September 9, 2019:
Lloyd and Megan. Our condolences to you and your family.
Cremation Society of Toledo left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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