Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, July 30, 2022

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Mountain View News Saturday, July 30, 2022 



Forever Loved

Steven Joseph Drolet, of Sierra Madre, 
CA, age 61, passed away July 6, 2022 at his 
home surrounded by his family. He was the 
youngest of nine children born to Muriel 
Marie (Duffy) Drolet and Edwin George 
Drolet, in Los Angeles, CA. Steven grew 
up in Alhambra, where he attended Alhambra 
High School. In his early twenty's 
he moved to Dana Point with his parents 
where he began his 30 year employment 
as a courtesy clerk with Ralph's grocery 
stores. His achievements and pride in his 
work earned him many accolades and acknowledgements. 
Steven attended Saddleback 
Junior College where he explored 
many fields of study, including Russian 
history and art. The latter inspired his life 
long passion and artistic creativity.

In 2002, Steven moved to Sierra Madre, CA where he lived with his brother, sister-in-law, 
and nephew. While continuing to work at Ralph's in Arcadia, he began his many years of 
volunteer work in the community. Steven was active in working at the Women's Club, The 
Spero Foundation, Sierra Madre Rose Float Association, and Civic Club. Steven was a staple 
at the many businesses in town during his daily walks and enjoyed spending time talking 
with the people he met, all of whom became friends. 

Steve greatly enjoyed his independence. In 2011, he moved into his own apartment in Sierra 
Madre. It had been his often stated desire to have his own place "down the road". Steve's 
passion for art led him to the Adaptive Recreation program where his art was shown at numerous 
galleries, including the Pasadena Art Walks. He was a member of the Pioneer Group, 
a program developed for special needs adults. Villa Esperanza Services provided him with 
daily programs at Dimensions, which included day trips, classes in math and geography, and 

Steven was fortunate to have travelled the world. His adventures included Canada, Greece, 
France, Ireland, England, Portugal and a number of European countries while cruising the 
Seine and Danube. His love of photography allowed him to relive these trips through the 
albums that he enjoyed putting together. 

Steven will be deeply missed by his siblings: Brian (Barbara) Drolet, Diane Drolet, Bonnie 
(Tom Harvey) Drolet, Patrice (Robert) Martin, Nancy (Tim) Waters, Greg (Christy) Drolet, 
Kevin (Colleen) Drolet, and Frank (Jennifer) Drolet. Steven was a loving uncle to 25 nieces 
and nephews and 15 grandnieces and nephews. He leaves behind hundreds of friends from 
the time he grew up in Alhambra, to his 20 years in Sierra Madre, and all of these people he 
considered to be his family. A very special thank you to the wonderful caregivers, Felipe, 
Myra, Jesus, Danielle and all the others who cared so deeply for Steve over the past years. The 
family wishes to thank the compassionate, caring staff of Vitas Hospice for providing exactly 
what Steven, and his family, needed over the past 10 months. 

Steve was a great story teller, and those stories will live on for generations. Steve had a well-
lived life, was a great brother, and terrific uncle, and a good friend to all who knew him. 

A celebration of his life will be held on Friday, August 5, 2022 at St. Rita Church at 4pm. 

In lieu of flowers, please donate to Villa Esperanza Services in Steven's name at villaesperanzaservices.
org and follow the donation prompts to acknowledge the gift is in Steven's name. 





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