June 11, 1961 - December 19, 2021
Stephen H. Jin, age 60, died peacefully at his home and went to be with the Lord Jesus on Sunday, December 19th, 2021.
Born on June 11, 1961 in Park Ridge, IL, Steve grew up in Chicago and the north suburbs where he was a high honor student and athlete at Maine South High School. He continued his education at Miami of Ohio where he graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Zoology and then studied Theology at Trinity International University. Steve was talented, honest, and driven, traits that served him well in a variety of careers from medical capital equipment sales to car sales and roofing contracts to social clubs. He attributed his character and success to his father.
Always a sports fan, Steve loved his Chicago teams though rarely bet on them. He enjoyed good food with family and friends, often followed by a cigar and a game of cards. Steve kept in touch with classmates from grammar school, high school, and college. Outgoing, funny, and loyal, he expanded his network tenfold in Dallas, TX where he lived the last 20+ years..
Steve was known for greeting everyone with a hug or a kiss and for photo journaling his social life on Facebook. He was loved for being a genuine Christian brother, a kind and compassionate person, and a thoughtful and caring friend. He was a good listener and was always there to lend a hand and a word of encouragement or advice to those in need. Above all, Steve was grateful – to his parents and to his Lord & Savior Jesus Christ, for their unconditional love and sacrifice.
Steve is survived by his parents, Thomas and Cecilia, brother Paul, sister-in-law Holly, cousins, and many friends.
Chapel services on Wednesday, January 19 will be limited to family only and will be live streamed on Steve’s Facebook page at 11:00 a.m. CST. Steve’s remains will be inurned at All Saints Cemetery in Des Plaines, IL. A celebration of life will follow at a later date in both Dallas and Chicago.
Memorial contributions to Steve’s favorite charity, The SoupMobile, are appreciated. Donate online at www.soupmobile.org/donate or write and mail a check to The SoupMobile, 2490 Coombs St., Dallas, Texas 75215.