Steven Gerald Kolsky

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  • "I went to PHS with Steve and he was in my class. He was a..."
    - Jerri Taylor Wesson
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January 30, 1955 ˜ November 26, 2018

Steve (63) was a kind, helpful and spiritual person. He cared deeply for his family and the many friends he had. Steve was born in San Diego, CA and he grew up and lived most of his life nearby there. He moved to Vancouver, WA in 2008 where he lived when he passed away. Steve started working young, having a bicycle paper route then a car route.
After attaining an Associate Arts Degree, he worked for Ryder Trucks as a diesel mechanic and was the shop steward. Later he worked as a warehouse manager, owned and drove a big-rig truck and supervised a shift at Famous Ramona Water. Steve then worked for US Plastic, Inc.
Before moving, he was involved with the youth group of the First United Methodist Church of Escondido, CA and selflessly devoted many hours to the group’s success and spiritual development.
His hobbies included four-wheeling with friends, skiing, travelling and camping. He was a big fan of rebuilding cars and trucks especially, Toyota Land Cruisers. He had excellent mechanical skills.
In 2008, Steve suffered an industrial accident, falling 25 feet and was severally injured. After numerous operations and rehab, he worked himself back to near complete recovery through tremendous perseverance and courage. He still had constant pain in his neck and left side, tinnitus in his ears (ringing) and sensitivity to light.
Our beloved and caring sibling/uncle/grand-uncle will be especially missed by his brother, Larry Kolsky; sister, Sandra (Douglas) Lawrence; and nieces, Karen (César) Quiros and Lori (Riley) Sylvain. He was also survived by his grand-nephews, Tomás and Lucas Quiros and North Sylvain.
He is now reunited with his mother and father, Audrey and Gerald Kolsky; and sister, Linda Kolsky.
A celebration of his life will be at his long-time Vancouver church, The Gathering Place at 2500 NE 78th St. at 11:00 a.m. on Sat., Jan. 19th, 2019.
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Published in The Columbian on Jan. 6, 2019
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