Steve Gospodinoff Obituary, Death – We wish to express our deepest condolences to his family and friends on the loss of Stephan (Steve) M. Gospodinoff, Jr. Steve Gospodinoff, whose birthplace was once Cos Cob, Connecticut, took place on July 29, 1963. His parents, Stephan and Anne (Boccuzzi) Gospodinoff, have since passed away. He received his education in Greenwich schools and has been employed by the Town of Greenwich Tree Department for more than three decades. Steve began his employment with the Town of Greenwich in 1987 as a Tree Climber, and through diligent effort, unwavering dedication, and unwavering self-assurance, he worked his way up through the ranks in the Tree Division.
He was given the title of Foreman, then Supervisor, then Operations Manager, and finally Deputy Tree Warden, which was the job he held until his retirement. He advocated and supported professional training, improvement, and certification for the employees of the Tree Division, and he encouraged, promoted, and promoted it.
Steve inherited his father’s love of the outdoors and became an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing. Because he had an unwavering commitment to his community, he made it a point to visit the local schools on a regular basis and speak to the students there about careers in the forestry industry. Steve has always had a soft spot in his heart for all kinds of critters. In the course of his job, he would frequently come across the nests of woodpeckers, raccoons, and squirrels.
He would excitedly take them home to feed them and then release them back into the wild once they were mature enough. His wife Deborah, his daughter Heather (Steve) Kossluk, his son Michael, and his sister Jacqueline Gospodinoff are among the people he leaves behind. In addition, his stepchildren April, Krissy, and Jimmy, as well as his three grandchildren Sean, Olivia, and Logan. Steve will be greatly missed by the many devoted and reliable friends he made while growing up in Cos Cob and the many cherished coworkers he made over his many years of service to the town.