It is with a sad heart that the Division of Compliance Assistance (DCA) says goodbye to Steve Crosman, our friend and colleague. Steve, a trainer who specialized in drinking water systems operations, passed away unexpectedly on Dec. 29, 2011, at his Lawrenceburg home.
Steve was known and respected throughout the operator community. His charismatic teaching style was enjoyed by all of his students. His natural ability to convert difficult concepts into real-life examples allowed operators to apply his knowledge and ensure safe water throughout Kentucky. Steve understood the importance of operator integrity, and his passion for the profession was reflected in the personal investment he made into each of his students. He measured his success by the success of the operators he mentored.
Although Steve’s commitment to his profession was remarkable, it was his personal character that will be missed most by his DCA friends. Not afraid to laugh at himself, his free spirit eagerly explored opportunities for self-expression and happiness. He taught us that a full life includes a giving spirit and an open heart. Steve freely offered his unfiltered advice and friendship to anyone that needed it or, as he would say, to anyone stupid enough to take it. He exemplified self-sacrifice by giving away his time and money and never expected anything in return.
While we will miss Steve greatly, we will continue to celebrate Steve’s life, stay motivated by his passion and strive to serve others with a heart like his. We’re proud of you, Steve, and we will miss you daily.