MIDLOTHIAN — Stephen Bernard Lasine, 74 of Midlothian, Virginia passed away quietly on Sept. 4, 2021, after a brief period of declining health.

He is survived by his wife, Teresa McQueen, and three brothers; Robert, Sam, and John Lasine, as well as several nieces and nephews.

Steve was a graduate of High Point University and was an industrial chemical salesman with Ashland Chemical Company prior to his retirement.

Steve loved University of North Carolina Basketball and was known to bleed “Carolina Blue” when they lost-usually to Duke which Sam and Robert attended. The penalty was that the loser had to buy the winner a barbecue sandwich.

Steve had an extraordinary love for all things furry, but especially cats. He was moved to give many stray or orphaned cats a home until he accumulated quite a collection. He also loved to sail and claimed that a day on the lake was like a day spent in heaven. And he enjoyed golf even though he was not especially good at the game.

When our mother was alive, Steve always wanted her to fix him meatloaf for his birthday and her special chocolate pie, along with an extra pie just for him so that the rest of us could have some.

Steve enjoyed life and made people laugh. He is deeply missed.