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Stephen E. Fink was a son, a brother, an uncle, and a father. Born on December 2, 1950, Steve was the youngest of four children. He grew up in Claremont and later West Covina.
Steve was very enthusiastic, personable, and charming. He had four children of his own, and loved being a father more than anything.
In 1995, Steve opened Pasadena Sandwich Company. It was an instant success, with a line of people awaiting him to open up shop. He was a sandwich artist and was known in Pasadena for his talent.
Every Sunday he went to Corona del Mar and spent the day at the beach to the left of life guard station #4. He could be found body boarding, riding a bike, roller blading, and hitting a bucket of balls. Steve was an active man not only in his life, but in his children’s lives and in his community. He would give you the shirt off of his back and loved to chat it up with everyone who stepped foot through the deli door.
In September 2009, Steve complained of shortness of breath, fatigue, and leg swelling. After extensive tests, this healthy, active, charismatic man was told that he had a very rare, blood disease called Amyloidosis. With all of his heart, he fought this disease, losing the battle in late January 2010.
The Stephen E. Fink Memorial Fund has been created to remember this incredible man and to raise money to bring awareness, research, and treatment to Amyloidosis. Pasadena Sandwich Company has created a sandwich called “The Big Steve” in his memory and all proceeds of this sandwich are donated into his fund. PSC t-shirt and hat sales also contribute to the Stephen E. Fink Memorial Fund on a daily basis.
We all have our hearts into the research and treatment of Amyloidosis and all of those out there who may be affected by this horrible disease. Steve’s fun-loving, friendly, and optimistic attitude will encourage community-inspired events that will bring awareness to Amyloidosis.
The Stephen E. Fink Memorial Fund made a sizable donation to help produce the following video about Amyloidosis Awareness.
Pasadena Share A Meal 2016
In the News
- Meghan Fink
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CharitySmith accepts donations in two ways:
Stephen E. Fink Memorial Fund
CharitySmith Nonprofit Foundation
13100 Filly Lane
Truckee, CA 96161
The above Memorial Fund is established as a division of Charitysmith Nonprofit Foundation (EIN 87-0636433). All donations are tax deductible in accordance with federal tax law. Receipts for tax purposes are sent via US Mail within two weeks of donation. Please consider asking if your employer participates in a gift-matching program. If so, your donation may be matched by your employer.
For questions regarding your donation or this memorial fund please contact CharitySmith.