Stephen V. Beirne

November 1, 1990-January 31, 2011

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Stephen Vincent’s spirit was freed from his earthly body on January 31, 2011.  He is now reunited with his dad, Steve, as they rejoice together in the presence of the Lord, Jesus Christ.

Compassionate, courageous, faithful, fearless, gentle, generous, genuine, honest, honorable, loving, loyal, tender, tenacious, wise, witty - words will never capture the essence of Stephen V. Beirne.  Always humble, he endeared us with his warm smile and sense of humor.

He battled Chordoma (a rare spinal cancer) since 2005.  During this time he graduated with honors from CVCA, saw his first novel, November Reign, published, wrote the manuscript for the prequel and began writing his third novel.  Stephen loved to read, especially various translations of the Bible and the writings of C.S. Lewis and JRR Tolkien.  He also enjoyed painting and playing the piano.

So many have touched his life, including those at Livingston Christian Schools, Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy, Littlest Heroes, Make-A-Wish, The Learned Owl Bookstore, Harper Collins Publishers and Dreams Are Contagious, as well as Dr. Michael Levien and the compassionate medical team at the Cleveland Clinic.  Stephen loved and was loved by family and friends, near and far, and has left a unique, indelible mark on our lives.

Stephen had an indomitable will, and unshakable faith. His own personal inspiration was Psalm 62:1-2: “My soul finds rest in God alone; my salvation comes from Him. He alone is my rock and my salvation; He is my fortress, I will never be shaken.”

Donations can be made to the Mephibosheth Fund at Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy,, or the Chordoma Foundation,