In Memory Of

Steve Netti - Class Of 1978

AUBURN < Steven T. Netti, 49, the husband of Rosemarie E. Plis Netti, of Underwood Street, died Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2008, in Matthew House, surrounded by his loving family and friends. A life resident of Auburn, Steve was a communicant of St. Francis Church, where he was a willing volunteer for their many parish functions. He participated in many athletic endeavors and was most well-known as a wrestler for Auburn High School. He later became a coach for the Auburn High School wrestling team. He loved fishing, gardening and working on automobiles, especially his well-known favorite 1970 yellow Plymouth Duster. Steve was a member of the board of trustees of Cayuga Community College, and a member of the Cayuga County Legislature, where he served on several committees, including Health and Human Services, Government Operations, Judicial and Public Safety. He was also a graduate of Leadership Cayuga. In addition to his wife, Rosemarie, he is survived by three sons, Thomas J., John J. and Robert M.; four daughters, Alaina M., Mary E., Stephanie R. and Theresa F.; his parents, Thomas and Rose Netti; three brothers, Francis L. and his wife, Deborah, James and his wife, Katie, and Joseph; a sister, Grace Ann Netti, all of Auburn; two nieces and four nephews. Steve was predeceased by a brother, John, who died in 1969. Friends are invited to join the family for a Mass of Christian burial to be offered 10 a.m. Saturday, in St. Francis Church, by the Rev. Eugene Dobosz. Calling hours will be held from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, at the Cheche Funeral Home Inc. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery. The life of this loving husband and father was one of love and peace and dedicated to the service of his God. Steve manifested this by his desire to serve his fellow man. He truly lived the life that St. Francis asked for in his prayer, which says: "Lord make me an instrument of your peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow your love; Where there is injury, pardon; Where there is discord, union; Where there is doubt, faith; Where there is despair, hope; Where there is darkness, light; Where there is sadness, joy. O Divine Master, Grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console; to be understood, as to understand; to be loved as to love. For it is in giving that we receive; it is in pardoning that we are pardoned, and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life." Steve was a unique individual and will be impossible to replace. His loving memory will always be carried in our hearts. To send a message to the family, sign our guest book at and click on obituaries.