Steve Mencacci, #72, known as
"Kotch" to his friends, moved on Saturday night, 17
September 2005 while playing hockey. He was a great friend and
teammate. We will never, ever forget him.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests
donations to be made in Steve's honor to: NORCAL REP CLUB Scholarship
Fund, Attn.: Lou Silver. 980 El Camino Real #300, Santa Clara,
CA 95050. This non-profit organization supports children with
"special physical needs" to get a taste of ice hockey
for the first time.
In his final glory, Steve "Kotch"
scored his last goal on Saturday night playing Ice Hockey with
the Habs. He died suddenly that evening, September 17, 2005 at
the age of 55. Born in San Jose, CA in 1950. He graduated from
the University of Colorado with a Bachelor of Science Degree
1973. He received his early education abroad in Belgium and spoke
Steve was a Vice President of Sales
with Santa Clara Windustrial for more than 16 years. He had a
life-long love for Ice Hockey. In the last 12 years he has been
actively playing ice hockey with the over-30 leagues at the Logitech
Ice Rink in San Jose.
Steve is survived by his loving wife
of 15 years, Lynda Paulsen, his beloved mother, Norma Mencacci
and his Aunt Martha Miller all from San Jose.
An informal hockey celebration of his
life will be held on Sunday, September, 25, at 3:00 pm at Fred's
Place. 2534 Old Middlefield Way, Moutain View.