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Stephen H. Jin

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 or write and mail a check to The SoupMobile, 2490 Coombs St., Dallas, Texas 75215.

13 Thoughts on Stephen H. Jin
    18 Jan 2022

    Thank you Steve for your generosity and time! Din Tai Fung won’t be the same without you. Rest in heavy my friend until we meet again.

    Bud Skaja Class of 79.
    18 Jan 2022

    My Condolences and Prayers to the Jin Family. One of the Best men I’ve ever known. Rest In Peace Steve.

    Bob-O Walesa
    18 Jan 2022

    I am grateful for the privilege of knowing and growing up with Steve in Park Ridge. We shared many good times playing football togethor and four years at Maine South. In later years, it was always a treat to see him and hear about his latest adventures. Steve was a wonderful soul with a big heart who will be truly missed. I offer my sincere condolences to his family and friends at this time. He was truly one of the good guys…

    Virginia DeYoung
    18 Jan 2022

    Steve was a dear and treasured friend with immeasurable compassion and and loyalty. He was one of the kindest people to walk this Earth, always checking in on anyone and everyone in need. Heaven has certainly gained a Beautiful Angel!! I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers until we meet again. Rest In Peace Sweet & Beautiful Steve!! ♥️

    Robert A.
    18 Jan 2022

    Steve you truly will be missed by so many people, I’m blessed to have known you and to call you one of my best friends. I’m so glad that we got to meet up in Vegas back in August. Till we meet again my brother. Godspeed ❤️

    Lisa and the kids
    18 Jan 2022

    My condolences were the family. Steve was an amazing friend in person. He would show up and anytime if need. I remember the times he’s came to the hospital when I wasn’t feeling good in the middle of the night and offered to watch my kids for me. I remember the time that I got in a car accident and had no one to call except for Steve and Steve was right there. Even the days when I didn’t get all the laundry folded and it was piling up and I felt depressed about it. It Steve came and folded my kids clothes and help me put them away and then he would always say what are we going to eat. I sure will miss his smile and his love of food and friendship.

    Dan Fiddler
    18 Jan 2022

    Steve was such a classy, upbbeat, encouraging guy to so many people. We spent a lot of time together in high school and then summers in college days. Unfortunately, it was hard to keep up after we both moved around the country. He was an awesome friend, genuine at all times, related to so many people so well. It still makes me smile just to see his face in pictures. Our loss, heaven’s gain. I want to be more like Steve when I grow up!

    Ted Tworek
    18 Jan 2022

    My condolences to the Jin family old neighbors from Park Ridge I always remembered him as great guy our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Bob Howard
    18 Jan 2022

    Steve was liked everywhere he went. After HS, Steve & I and a few other PR folks went on to Miami, with Steve and i ending up in the same Frosh dorm. So young with so much life to live; such a sad ending.

    Mike Lanahan
    18 Jan 2022

    I would not be the man I am today or have the life I have without several spiritual conversations Steve and I had at Son City. Thank you for everything be at peace with Christ

    Kim Evans
    19 Jan 2022

    Steve was one-of-a-kind…truly a ray of sunshine!!! He had a ready smile and a warm embrace for everyone, you always knew that Steve cared, deeply! The world has lost a true light and dear friend, but heaven has gained an angel. I will see you in Heaven, Steve!!! ❤️

    Mark H. Meyers
    19 Jan 2022

    So thankful for this brother in Christ. His love for the Lord was very evident. To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. (2 Corinthians 5:8)

    Wendi Martin Cardina
    20 Jan 2022

    My heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out to your parents, brother and so many friends who are feeling the sting of losing you. Steve, you were truly in a class all your own in how you lived out your faith and love for everyone. I feel privileged to have been called your friend and so many memories of times and conversations we shared about life and God. You are home my brother- I look forward to your smile and giant hug when I cross over too.

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