In Loving Memory of Stephen S. Charles

July 25, 1951
Waterloo, Iowa
August 18, 2017
Fairfield, CT
Funeral Home

Spear-Miller Funeral Home

39 South Benson Road,
Fairfield CT US 06824


Spear-Miller Funeral Home, Tuesday, 4-8 PM

39 South Benson Road,
CT 06824

August 22, 2017


St. Thomas Aquinas Church

Mass of Christian Burial

1719 Post Road,
CT 06824

Wednesday, August 23, 2017, 10:00 AM


Family Gathering


Foundations in Education

238 Jewett Avenue,
CT 06606

Stephen S. Charles

Stephen S. Charles, age 66, of Fairfield, beloved husband of 37 years of Debra G. Charles, passed away Friday, August 18, 2017 in his home. Born in Waterloo, Iowa, the son of the late Robert and Mary Charles, he had been a Fairfield resident for over 20 years. Stephen graduated from Regis University in Denver. He was a Managing Director and Chief Risk Officer for G.E. Equity and most recently was working as a Credit Executive for Webster Bank in Stamford. Stephen was an avid boater and fisherman, but above all else, delighted in time spent with his family. Survivors in addition to his loving wife Debra include three beloved sons, Courtney S. Charles and his wife Christine of Babylon, NY, Tyler A. Charles and his wife Fawn of Bangkok , Thailand and Connor M. Charles and his girlfriend Julie Browne of Boston; five siblings, Julie Charles of Denver, CO, Susan Charles of Waterloo, IA, Terri Churchill and her husband Greg of Cedar Rapids, IA, Frank Charles of Denver, CO, and Fred Charles and his wife Holly of Springville, IA; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a sister, Carol Charles. A Mass of Christian Burial celebrated by Most Reverend Frank J. Caggiano, Bishop of Bridgeport will be held Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. meeting directly at St. Thomas Aquinas Church, 1719 Post Road, Fairfield. Interment will be private. Friends may call Tuesday from 4-8 p.m. in the Spear-Miller Funeral Home, 39 South Benson Road, Fairfield. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Foundations in Education, 238 Jewett Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06606. For information or to offer an online condolence please visit

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  1. We feel such sadness upon hearing of Steve’s passing! What a wonderful husband and father he grew to become! When I think of Steve, I think of growing up in Waterloo, and the time we spent out at the family lake. Steve would catch bulldogs and boat along with his dad and my dad! Wonderful memories to cherish! Too soon to leave us!!! Deepest sympathy! Jane and Jim Richardson

  2. Goodbye old friend. Though our paths haven’t crossed that often in the past 45 years it was always great to see you and catch up. Deb, your children, your family and friends have my deepest condolences. You will surely be missed.

  3. Deepest condolences to the Charles family and friends for the loss of your love one Stephen. Fine hope and comfort in God’s wonderful promise for the loved ones we have lost in death John 5:28,29 and Revelation 21:3,4.

  4. Sincerest condolences. I knew Steve for a little over a year and in that short timeframe came to respect him for his thoughtful counsel, guidance, and generosity. He always put others before himself and was loved by all that knew him. He will be missed dearly! J. Tracey

  5. My heart goes out to you Debbie.
    Please accept my sincere condolences to you and your family.
    May you all find comfort in the Lord in these difficult days ahead. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. May Stephen rest in peace!

  6. I would like to convey my deepest sympathies and prayers for the Charles family at this time of loss. Although my interactions with Steve were relatively sparse and brief , I always enjoyed our conversations. As a fellow Midwesterner I could appreciate his friendly and easy manner. Although we would yap about a range of subjects like sports and politics the talks always included the pride he felt for his family. He will be missed.

  7. Dear Debbie,
    I just learned of your husband’s sudden death and I wanted to let you know that you will be in my prayers this evening and throughout the week. Our faith tells us of the great joy in heaven when a faithful soul returns to the Father. We, however, are left with our loss which has always been a difficulty for me when a loved one has died.
    I will share in your grief and sadness and will ask St. Rose of Lima to you up to the Lord.

  8. We are so sorry to hear of Mr. Charles’ passing. He will be missed by everyone at Luigi’s Restaurant.