Stephen “Steve” Oliver Easterday Sr., of Clifton, Virginia, passed away on Saturday, February 5, 2022, at Fair Oaks Hospital. Devoted and beloved father, he is survived by his four children; Stephen O. Easterday, Jr., Megan I. Easterday, Kaitlin J. Easterday, and Connor J. Easterday. He is also survived by Amy J. Easterday, the mother of his children.
Additionally, Steve is survived by his mother, Betty A. McCloud; older sister, Deborah F. Wiggins, and younger brother David L. Easterday.
Steve was born on a sunny summer day in 1966 in Hampton, VA to young parents Betty and Jack Easterday. Born into a big loving family, Steve was quickly given the nickname “Stevie Boy” for his joyful demeanor. Steve’s fearless attitude blossomed at a young age as he spent his early years searching for the line between adventure and youthful mischief.
He graduated from Menchville Highschool in 1984 and followed in his father’s footsteps by working for Newport News Shipbuilding before continuing his education. In 1988 Steve enrolled at George Mason University where he made lifelong friends as a member of the fraternity Sigma Phi Epsilon and fell in love with Amy, his wife of 25 years.
Shortly after marrying Amy in 1989, the two welcomed their firstborn, Stephen, and moved to Orlando, Florida to be closer to family. After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Industrial Psychology, Steve began his career in consulting, and in 1994 he and Amy welcomed their second child, Megan. The family then moved back to Northern Virginia where they went on to give birth to daughter Kaitlin in 1998 and youngest son Connor in 2003.
Throughout Steve’s professional consulting career, he worked at several top-tier firms including Ernst & Young and Booz Allen Hamilton as well as founding his firm, Easterday LLC where he was working through the remainder of his life.
Always drawn to the water, Steve spent much of his free time fishing, boating, and vacationing at the beach. He was enthusiastic about music and greatly enjoyed spending quality time with his twelve-year-old golden retriever, Moseley.
Passionate for giving back to others, Steve worked for numerous youth-based behavioral health facilities and served on the board of directors at a suicide prevention crisis center. He spent holidays giving back to the less fortunate and always taught his children the importance of having a selfless spirit. Steve was a longtime advocate for the Katherine K. Hanley Family Shelter and Tunnel to Towers Foundation.
Above all Steve was a strong, humble, loving, and devoted family man. He found his pride and happiness in being a father and his knowledge and guidance were the foundation of their family. To know Steve was to be loved by Steve and he will be deeply missed by all who knew him.