Stephan's Story

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Stephan Francis Weishaupt Sr. was born Jan. 31, 1956, in Kingston, N.Y., to Elizabeth and William Weishaupt Sr. and was taken too soon on May 27, 2017, at the home he grew up in, surrounded by people who loved him.
Steve, as those who loved him knew him, grew up in Kingston, N.Y., with his four siblings and many beloved friends who he remained close to his whole life (we're looking at you Jimmy). Steve graduated from Coleman High School and went on to St. Anselm college in New Hampshire where, after taking part in constant foolery with his friends and younger brother Matt, he graduated with a major in Criminal Justice and minor in History. Steve went on to have an illustrious career in law enforcement. He worked for the Ulster County Sheriff's Department as a Deputy Sheriff and Lieutenant Detective, was the director of MPTC, Police Academy in the Spring of 1985, served briefly for the U.S. Marines, where he was honorably discharged, moved on to the Naval Intelligence Service (1985 - 1986) and spent 20+ years with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, (Florence Alabama Resident Agency 9/11/1986 - 12/14/1990, New York 12/1990 - 04/1994 Special Operations and FBI Albany, N.Y., Plattsburgh Resident Agency 4/1994 - 1/31/2008) where he enjoyed many years and adventures with the SWAT team, including taking down the first World Trade Center bomber, Mohommad Salameh in March of 1983, the Jordan Montana standoff ... etc. After retirement from the FBI, he went on to work for the NYS DOCCS as a Senior Investigator for the Office of Special Investigations (mostly because he loved law enforcement and because his wife said 'no way you're staying home and driving me crazy.') His office was instrumental in the investigation, arrest, and conviction during the 'Great Escape' from Clinton Correctional. He taught defensive tactics, investigative techniques, assisted in the running of police academies and so much more. No matter where he worked or where he went he enjoyed a camaraderie with all he worked with, and was highly respected by many.
Steve was a member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks and served as Exalted Ruler and State Vice President. He spent many years helping those in need.
Steve didn't just spend his time making the world a better place both personally and professionally. All who knew him loved him. He enjoyed nothing more than sitting at a table of friends, showing off his family, and regaling everyone with stories (mostly true) of a full and exciting 61 years. Steve loved all things Irish and Celtic (especially the music, played at other worldly decibels on car trips), Milano cookies, cranberry sauce, animals of all kinds (including hand feeding the chipmunks in the yard who thanked him by eating the innards of his car), and spending too much every year at Christmas. He was happiest when he was surrounded by family and friends on any occasion. Steve gave everything of himself to everyone around him, asking nothing in return. One of Steve's proudest moments was being nominated by his son to be a torchbearer in the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City relay. It was a very rare moment when he was struck speechless. There was not a better husband/father/brother/pampi/friend that a family could ever hope for and we are all so proud to call him ours. He was our rock, our 'go to' problem solver and our strength. He brought a light to this world that we will work tirelessly to keep lit in his absence. And we will love and miss him every day for the rest of our lives.
Steve is survived by his wife of 36 years, Mollie Anne Weishaupt (Minky), his oldest daughter, Stephanie Alexis Butler (Refus) and son-in-law Nathan Butler, his middle daughter, Erin Michelle Scudder (Curly) and son-in-law Michael Scudder, his youngest son, Stephan Francis Weishaupt Jr. (Bear), his youngest grandson and very best pal, Nolan Francis Butler (Augustus Grumble Bug), his oldest grandson, Ashton Tyler Jicha, his two granddaughters, Madison and Chloe Butler, his Mom, Elizabeth Weishaupt, his four siblings and their spouses, William Weishaupt Jr., and wife Beth Ann, Matthew Weishaupt and wife Karen, Christopher Weishaupt and wife Mary-Anne and Betsy Warren and husband Jeffery, as well as dozens of nieces, nephews, great-nieces (here and on the way), a pup named Maxwellian, several grand pups and some of the best friends that a person could hope to go through life with.
In lieu of flowers, we, his loving family, will be setting up the Stephan F. Weishaupt Law Enforcement Scholarship Fund, to which you can donate, or ask that you donate to an animal shelter near you in his name.
Of all the money that e'er I had
I spent it in good company
And all the harm I've ever done
Alas it was to none but me
And all I've done for want of wit
To mem'ry now I can't recall
So fill to me the parting glass
Good night and joy be to you all
So fill to me the parting glass
And drink a health whate'er befalls
And gently rise and softly call
Good night and joy be to you all
Of all the comrades that e'er I had
They're sorry for my going away
And all the sweethearts that e'er I had
They'd wish me one more day to stay
But since it fell unto my lot
That I should rise and you should not
I gently rise and softly call
Good night and joy be to you all
We love you Steve. MO ANAM CARA
Published on May 30, 2017
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