Stephen Richard Nosse


March 23, 1964 – September 4, 2019

Stephen ”Steve” Nosse, 55 of Stockton passed away quietly after a long battle with cancer. Born in Bellevue Pennsylvania in 1964, he was the only child to Carl and Dolores Nosse. His family moved to Tallahassee, Florida where he began high school and in 1980 moved to Stockton and graduated from Lincoln High in 1982. Steve attended The University of the Pacific and graduated with honors in 1986. While at UOP, he began his career in graphic arts opening Panache Communications with his friend Jeff Kenney. He quickly became an active member in the business community joining local lead clubs, the Stockton Chamber of Commerce and volunteering for United Way of San Joaquin. His career then moved him to Vanguard Press of Stockton, Business Graphics Group of Pleasanton and to San Francisco to extend his education at the Art Institute. While at the Art Institute, Steve earned a second degree in animation for games and movies. In his years at the Art Institute and all through his life, he developed many new relationships, one in particular that led to his work at Ender’s Fund, a small animation company in the heart of San Francisco. Following his work at Ender’s Fund he and his wife, Alicia, returned to Stockton where he began working at SASS Communications.

Steve had many passions including books, art museums, animated movies, travel, and new restaurants. Over his lifetime he became an avid collector of comics and good friends. From a young age, Steve was enamored with all things Disney. Throughout his life, he visited the Disney parks both here and in Florida over a dozen times.

Steve is survived by his wife Alicia, parents Dolores & Carl, mother in law, Mercedes DeSantiago, sister in law, Andrea Tuitavuki, his niece and nephew, Kylie and Noah Tuitavuki, his uncle and aunt, Robert and Sally Franke, cousins Dana, Kirk and Mark of Florida, his aunt Esther of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and his best friend Layne Imada.

In each place of employment, club, group or casual encounter Steve left an impression on people. He was loved for his quick wit, fun-loving personality, and his artistic talent. He will be greatly missed by all he has known.


The visitation for Steve will take place on Tuesday September 10, 2019 from 4:00pm to 8:00pm in the Vineyard Chapel at Cherokee Memorial Park, 14165 N. Beckman Rd, Lodi, CA 95240.


Services will held the next day on Wednesday September 11, 2019 in the Vineyard Chapel at Cherokee Memorial Park, 14165 N. Beckman Rd, Lodi, CA 95240. at 1:00pm.

Cherokee Memorial is honored to serve the Nosse family.

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