[Vision2020] A moment of pause for the passing of . . .

Janesta janesta at gmail.com
Fri Feb 19 12:52:58 PST 2016

Steve and Tina were my " over the back fence" neighbors for many years.
They were lovely neighbors, I am saddened to hear of his passing. Much
love, sympathy and prayer for his family, especially his young sons. Rest
in peace.


On Friday, February 19, 2016, Darrell Keim <keim153 at gmail.com> wrote:

> I was sorry to see this.  I liked Steve.  Quality guy, that I enjoyed my
> interactions with when I was Moscow Chamber director.  May he rest in peace.
> On Fri, Feb 19, 2016 at 12:31 PM, Moscow Cares <moscowcares at moscow.com
> <javascript:_e(%7B%7D,'cvml','moscowcares at moscow.com');>> wrote:
>> Courtesy of the Moscow-Pullman Daily News with special thanks to a friend.
>> ---------------------------------
>> Pastor Steve McClure, 47, of Moscow
>> Pastor Steve McClure, born Nov. 2, 1968, to Mel and Gaye McClure in
>> Seattle, Wash., was called home by his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ to his
>> eternal reward in heaven on Feb. 14, 2016. He was 47.
>> Steve graduated from Tyee High School in Seattle and attended Concordia
>> College in Portland, Highline College and Western Washington University
>> where he graduated with degrees in journalism and political science. He had
>> many jobs while going to school including security guard, gas station
>> attendant and campground security guard at Lake Whatcom in Bellingham, Wash.
>> God moved Steve early on to touch the lives of others with His Spirit. He
>> started in the newsroom in high school, college and newspapers ending with
>> nearly 15 years at the Moscow-Pullman Daily News where he covered many news
>> beats and worked 10 years as managing editor beginning in December 1999. An
>> avid Husky fan, he also taught journalism classes at Washington State
>> University in Pullman (Cougarville) while working at the newspaper.
>> It was also at the newspaper that he met and fell in love with fellow
>> reporter Tina Crinite. The two always joked they were Clark Kent and Lois
>> Lane working at the "Daily Planet." They were married on Aug. 31, 1996.
>> Following his work at the Daily News, Steve was called into the ministry
>> and became an associate pastor at The Crossing church where he worked with
>> the college and men's ministries.
>> He was a loving and fun Daddy who always enjoyed spending time with his
>> family. Steve loved playing basketball and football with his boys, Garrett
>> and Justin. They loved to watch Seahawks games and The Food Network
>> together. He loved to cook and was famous for his potato hash breakfast,
>> Big Daddy's Cheesy Chicken and Rice casserole and his amazing pesto and
>> eggplant Parmesan during Italian New Year.
>> Steve loved coffee, especially the cortadito at Bucer's Coffeehouse,
>> cheese and bacon on everything and tacos from Lamadrid. He always wanted a
>> truck and a thriving garden but knew all things in this world were just
>> temporary.
>> He was a committed pastor who loved to preach on Sunday, speak truth into
>> eager college students and the many men he discipled, and counsel young
>> couples before he married them. He loved to sing and enjoyed listening to
>> worship music from morning til night when he wasn't reading and studying
>> his Bible.
>> He was a devoted husband who prayed and cared for Tina during her battle
>> with breast cancer. Tina and Steve loved every moment they had together
>> raising their two amazing boys. He was a shining example of Christ when he
>> himself underwent treatment for squamous cell carcinoma these past six
>> months. He was determined to share God's love, truth and hope in every
>> circumstance.
>> Steve believed in God's word with his whole heart and took comfort in
>> Joshua 1:9, "Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous! Do not be
>> terrified. Do not be discouraged. For the Lord your God will be with you
>> wherever you go."
>> Steve has joined his mother, Gaye; brother, Brian; and father-in-law, Big
>> Al, in heaven, and awaits his wife, Tina; sons, Garrett, 14, and Justin, 8;
>> father, Mel; mother in-law, Betty (Frankie); brother, Doug (Deanna);
>> sister-in-law, Terry (David); his Uncle Mike and Aunt Judy; nephews, John,
>> Danny, Logan and Ryan; niece, Lori; cousins; and a multitude of brothers
>> and sisters in Christ.
>> There will be a celebration of Steve's life at 11 a.m. Saturday at the
>> Moscow Church of the Nazarene, 1400 E. Seventh St. There will be a
>> reception following the service at that location. There will also be a
>> service in SeaTac, Wash., with the date and location still to be determined.
>> In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the McClure Family Fund at
>> Chase Bank or at The Crossing church in Moscow
>> ---------------------------------
>> Rest well, Mr. McClure.
>> Tom Hansen
>> Moscow, Idaho
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