Steven George Schloss, 51, of College Station, TX, died Friday, February 16, 2018, at Hospice Brazos Valley, Bryan, TX, after a 3.5 year battle with brain cancer. A Celebration of Life service will be held at 1pm Saturday, March 3, 2018 at Callaway-Jones Funeral Center, 3001 S College Ave in Bryan, with Certified Life Celebrant Dawn Lee Wakefield officiating.
He was born on September 8, 1966 in Santiago, Chile, the second son of Kurt and Stina (Falk) Schloss. Before his family settled permanently in Silverthorne, CO, Steven lived in the Bahamas, Acapulco, and Mexico City. In 1984, he graduated as the valedictorian from Summit County High School and went on to earn an American Studies degree from Stanford University in 1988. Steven then moved to Washington, DC, where he worked at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History and met his future wife, Rebecca.
In 1994, Steven and Rebecca moved to Durham, NC, and they were married in 1996. The couple then relocated to Austin, TX, where Steven earned his MA in Architecture in 2000. After a brief return to Silverthorne, CO, they moved to College Station, TX in 2003. Over the next decade, Steven pursued his professional goals- becoming a registered architect and working for The Arkitex Studio and Hawkins Architecture- while always putting his personal life first- loving and playing with his daughters, Hazel (2005) and Ruby (2009), and making BBQ ribs for his extended family and friends in the house he designed and built for them.
Steven was a loving husband, father, son, brother, and uncle, and a treasured friend to many others. He is survived by his wife, Rebecca (Hartkopf); daughters, Hazel and Ruby; parents, Kurt and Stina (Falk); brother, Mark (Heather); brothers-in-law, Scott and Eric (Kate); aunts (Muriel, Mona, Vanja, and Sonia) and uncles (Bertil and Nils); cousins (Peter, Hadassah, Karen, Rick, Brian, Brent, Brock, Zara and Vanessa); nieces (Katie and Josie) and a nephew (Ethan); and the family dog, Mimi.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Hospice Brazos Valley Inpatient Facility or the American Brain Tumor Association.