Steven was born in Rockville Centre, New York as the only child to Frank and Irene Hilovsky.
He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Judy, sons Jonathan, Greg and his wife Sara, and daughter Stephanie.
Steven loved his family and was a man of faith above all else. He had a New York temper but the heart of a servant, and had the most infectious smile and laugh. Steven gave his time and talent to the Boy Scouts, our kids’ music groups, as a member of the Putnam City School Board, and of course our church. At Epiphany of the Lord Catholic Church, he was everywhere: usher, communion minister, Bible studies, men’s club, and more committees than he remembered.
His other passion was the Oscar Romero Catholic Worker House, which delivers food to low-income seniors and families. Steven’s love for his fellow man was profound and he gave everything he had as he tried to live out Matthew 25: 31-40,
“When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit upon his glorious throne, and all the nations will be assembled before him. And he will separate them one from another, as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. He will place the sheep on his right and the goats on his left. Then the king will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father. Inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, a stranger and you welcomed me, naked and you clothed me, ill and you cared for me, in prison and you visited me.’ Then the righteous will answer him and say, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? When did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you? When did we see you ill or in prison, and visit you? And the king will say to them in reply, ‘Amen, I say to you, whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me.’
In his “retirement years,” he drove for Cristo Rey Oklahoma City Catholic High School and was a friend to students, staff, and other drivers.
Steven loved his cats, cars, and computers. There wasn’t a flashlight at any store that didn’t find its way home with him and tools were a close second.
But most of all he loved his wife Judy, sons Jonathan, Greg, his wife Sara, and Stephanie deeply and with all his heart.
To honor him, the family asks that you carry on Steven’s passion for service to others. Smile at someone, volunteer, or donate your time or talent to a charity or a neighbor. Just make your little corner of the world a bit better through love and kindness. More importantly, hug those you love, and tell them every chance you get how important they are to you.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Oklahoma Humane Society (Oklahoma Humane Society), Oscar Romero Catholic Worker House via Epiphany of the Lord Catholic Church, American Heart Association, or American Cancer Society.
The family is so grateful for the outpouring of prayers, love, and support in this trying time. Thank you.
Vigil Service will be Friday, 6 PM at Buchanan Funeral Service, 8712 North Council Rd, Oklahoma City.
Mass of Christian burial at Epiphany of the Lord Catholic Church, 7336 W. Britton Rd, Oklahoma City at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, April 1, 2023. For the live stream of the Mass visit Facebook.com/epiphanyokc.