Steven William Stanton Jr., 19, of Erlanger, KY passed away at home Thursday, February 8, 2018. His paternal grandfather, Michael W. Stanton preceded him in death. Steven is survived by his loving parents: Steven Stanton Sr., and Lori Stanton, his beloved siblings: Katie and Jack Stanton, his paternal grandmother: Joan Stanton, his maternal grandparents: Don and Joan Wright, and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. A visitation will be held for Steven on Thursday, February 15, 2018 from 10am until 12pm at St. Augustine Church, 1839 Euclid Avenue, Covington, KY 41014. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held following the visitation at 12pm at the Church.
Steven William Stanton came into the world on April 23rd, 1998. From the very beginning, he was a happy person. There was never a dull moment with Steven because he enjoyed cracking jokes and making people laugh. Throughout the years, he developed his love of technology, cats, music, politics, and most importantly, video games. Back when he shared a room with his brother, he even played his video games with an extra, unplugged controller so that they could “play together.” He was his family’s personal tech man, always eager and ready to fix their problems with computers or phones. He enjoyed going to the movies with his dad, always looking forward to the next movie that they were seeing together. His dad was considered one of his closest friends and he was his mom’s fierce protector; no one could bat an eye at her without him watching warily in the background. He was kind, hardworking, bright and incredibly stubborn. If he set his mind on something, there was absolutely no stopping him. He was also his sister’s best friend. They enjoyed everything from watching tv shows to shopping together. He even managed to graduate early from Lloyd Memorial High school and in the same year as his sister; one of his proudest accomplishments. Although Steven struggled with pinning down the numerous ideas that he had about what to do in life, he always had his dream of being a police officer. Though his time was cut short before achieving that, he still managed to help people in any way that he could. He did that by loving his friends and his family dearly; always putting their needs and problems first. He changed the lives of every single person that he touched and that legacy will live on forever.