Steve was one of the original MCI Mail engineering team members. For those who did not work closely with Steve, he was a wonderful, energetic and humorous guy. Everyone remembers his big smile and loud laugh, and his ubiquitous can of diet coke.
He was unique and had a variety of interests, including growing amaryllis tropical plants in his office. Steve was also very thoughtful. He sent Canadian colleagues a friendly note every Canadian Thanksgiving.
Amongst some 26 years of remembrances, one of the most unusual ones is of the IETF meeting plenary session at which Steve and the Secretariat team led the hotel's mascot ducks into the meeting room.