Dad Died


I want to thank every one of the 20,000 subscribers to this blog for the joy you added to my fathers life through your weekly commentary. My dad really enjoyed reading all of your thoughts, philosophies and ideas. He thought all of you were brilliant. This short video is a gesture of my gratitude.    (1:32 )

Walter Siebold, Jr.   1926-2011

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  1. Hey Steve, My father (the funniest man ever on planet earth) died on January 17, 2012. When I met you a few months ago in the men’s room at the Hyatt in Chicago, I had no idea that you had just lost your father. I appreciate your loss now and just want to say “keep on carrying the torch” because there ain’t anything else better to do. ~Domenic

  2. John Lee says:


    Just saw this video of your father’s passing.

    Praying for continual blessings from God to your family.

    Wonderful blog you have btw!


  3. Steve, I just saw the video about your dad’s passing. Having lost 2 relatives in 2010 as well as almost losing my mom, I know you and your family must be hurting right now. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  4. Tony Pino says:

    I’ll start off by saying sorry to hear about your loss, I obviously I didn’t know your father however you’re a direct reflection of him, so I’m sure it’s safe to say he was a good man, I recently watched a lady speak about her husband passing away unexpectedly and she made this comment I thought would be worth mentioning.

    “Everyone has their own view of death and because I was graced with the presence of this beautiful person for short time, I choose NOT to be set back by his death, But to be inspired by his life” I thought wow, what’s that worth for someone to feel that way about you? How would you feel about yourself? What type of life would you be living for people to feel that way about you? Yes I was in the spiritual side and mindset of the 177 MTS Personal critical thinking questions, we should reflect on from time to time.

    Thank you, for your work it’s original, truthful, inspiring, and applicable in every area of our society. You father would be proud. Make it a Great Day…

  5. Hi Steve,
    Condolences sir,
    I’m sure he is proud of you making a difference in the world!
    God be with and yours in this time of loss & celebration of a life! Edward Michael Raymond

  6. MIke Stewart says:


    I am sorry I did not see this sooner. I am so glad your Dad loved reading your blog and it gives me pride to have helped you do something online that gave him joy and pride as well.

    It is so hard to lose your loved ones, my dad 2001 and mom 2008, so I do know the loss, but you get comfort from knowing others really care, I really care and know I will always be your friend.

    Hang in there buddy.

    You are proud of your dad, so am I.
    VIsit him, hear him sing and celebrate both dad’s lives.


  7. Steve says:

    Thanks to each and every one of you for your kind words of love and support. It really made a difference to me and my family during this difficult time.

  8. David J. Pollay says:


    You know I’m thinking of you. Your dad was a great guy, and your mom is a sweetheart. Dawn and I send our love to you guys. Let me know when you’re ready for a visit to the “office.”

    One thing for sure is that your dad was very proud of you.

    All the best,

  9. Hi Steve,
    Condolences to you and your family at this time… Those who love, grieve and grieve thoroughly as all the memories come flooding in. Take this time to give thanks to a caring spirit and guiding light in your life. We should all be so lucky!

    Keep your chin up, man!

  10. Jane Barr says:


    Blessing on you and your family as you go through this difficult life change. It is obvious from the blog that you were and in your heart will always be very close to your Dad. How lucky you are to have had such a wonderful relationship, that he cared so much about you and appreciated your work.


  11. Tony Procaccini says:

    Hi Steve – I just got the news – Arthur and I will keep your family and Walter in our prayers. Peace to you.

  12. Steve,
    You have been a tremendous mentor to me as your father was for you. In the work you do your father lives on. He will always be there with you, in the mode of opperation that his guidance let you to. Blessings to your family, take time to grieve and celebrate.

  13. Humbler Acts says:

    Hi Steve,

    I was touched by your moving announcement of your father’s passing.

    I hope that you get all the strength you need to see that he is still with you in all the many ways that he was able to be a source of strength to you when he lived.

    All the best to you and your family in this time of loss and also gratefulness for the legacy he left you.


    Humbler Acts

  14. Steve, I am sending you a Tiger hug to embrace the emptiness you may have with your dad’s passing. In 2008, my dad passed on Father’s Day. It was very hard for me to let go. I am hoping that in the days ahead, you may rejoice in his living and his place in your life that was so special. You will always have that special place…always.

    Please give my regards and condolences to your mother.

    With love,
    Donna Marie

  15. Bill Riggs says:

    Best of wishes to you. My dad was my hero and I last him 2 years ago. I know he must have been your hero because dad was certainly mine. Take care.