Steve Pardo died on 27 June 2020.
A PRIVATE FAMILY GRAVESIDE SERVICE
on Tuesday, 30 June 2020 at 12:00 PM
Rabbi Paul Yedwab officiated.
Click to watch a video of the recorded service.
Interment at Clover Hill Park Cemetery.
On Tuesday, June 30, 2020 from 7:00-8:00 p.m. there will be a Zoom Shiva for friends and family.
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Meeting ID: 871 3789 3444
Steven Gerard Pardo, 50, of Livonia, died suddenly on June 27th. Steve is survived by his wife of 18 years, Leslie Kollin Pardo, his parents, Marilyn and Paul Pardo, sister Christine (Scott) Updike, in-laws, Arnold and Sharyanne Kollin, brothers-in-law, Andy (Elena) Kollin and Jimmy (Sheryll) Kollin, along with nieces and nephews Max Kollin, Elijah Kollin, Katelyn Wehrle, Sophie Kollin, Quinn Wehrle, Lily Kollin, and Carly & Emma Updike.
Steve was a veteran journalist for more than 25 years, spending over 22 years with The Detroit News, covering high-profile legal cases including the controversial Detroit Water and Sewer shutoffs of 2014. During his tenure with the News, Steve was the Breaking News Editor, Food Editor and in 1999, while covering holiday shopping at Fairlane, met a lovely young public relations executive and his future wife, Leslie Kollin.
This was a man who loved life. Steve didn’t just cook – he entered and won high stakes chili cookoffs. He won two Greek Iron Chef competitions. He wisely became a competition judge – to taste the area’s best BBQ, fruit pies and pizza. He was an officiant at numerous weddings. And Steve bravely wore a kilt to his wedding, a top hat to all formal events and a red clown nose when he went to the circus.
In Steve’s passing, the Pardo and Kollin families have lost a person who loved family above all – a man who created traditions with nieces and nephews and always found ways big and small to connect and help with parents, aunts and uncles and distant relatives. In fact, no matter the distance, Steve found a way to visit and celebrate family with relatives worldwide.
A private funeral will be held on Tuesday, June 30th, officiated by Rabbi Paul Yedwab of Temple Israel. To best honor the memory of Steve Pardo, don’t take things too seriously, spend time with your family – and if you feel compelled, please make a donation to the charity of your choice in Steve’s name.
Condolence acknowledgements may be mailed to:
Marx Layne and Company
31420 Northwestern Highway, Suite 100
Farmington Hills MI 48334
Metro Detroit’s Jewish funeral homes have agreed that families should follow the directive of Centers for Disease Control and restrict the size of gatherings to no more than 36.
For now, in-person funeral attendance will be limited to only immediate family. Otherwise, funerals may be viewed live and recorded on chapel websites.
Together, we thank the community for understanding during this unusual and challenging time.
It is suggested that those who wish to further honor the memory of Steve Pardo may do so by making a contribution to:
A Charity of Your Choice