In Memory

Stephen Tudor

Stephen Tudor

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01/20/11 10:33 PM #1    

Connie Griffin

 Steve passed away on November 8, 2002.  Throughout the years, until his death, we remained friends.  After high school, I would describe his life as "complicated" to say the least.  I miss him and think about him often.  

01/28/11 06:54 PM #2    

Phillip Stearns

I cannot say enough about this friendship.  We grew up together, beginning in grade school and lasting through high school, and beyond.  We did a lot of "backyard" wrestling during HS years for fun, and he often said I was his best competition and wished I had stayed with it, but understood why I didn't.   We hooked up on the few ocassions I came home on military leave, and saw the changes in Steve's lifestyle.  We were close enough that we talked about that stuff too.   I cannot reminisce about my past without Steve being there for so many years, sharing all that fun and mischief, along with the rest of The Studs.   I do miss him.   

02/08/11 05:29 PM #3    

Connie Griffin

 Taken from the Pantagraph, dated Nov. 10, 2002:


Stephen Tudor


BLOOMINGTON - The funeral of Stephen Tudor, 49, of Bloomington, will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Kibler-Smith Memorial Home, Bloomington. Burial will be in East Lawn Memorial Gardens, Bloomington. Visitation will be for an hour before the service Tuesday at the memorial home.


Mr. Tudor died at 2:30 a.m. Friday (Nov. 8, 2002) at his home.


Memorials may be made to the Heart Association in his memory.


Mr. Tudor was born April 23, 1953,

09/19/21 01:49 AM #4    

Robert Johnson

In recent years I have often thought about Steve. I have seen news stories about the long term impact of concussions on athletes. I flashed back on something that happened our junior year. We were playing U High at ISU. We dressed for the game at our locker room and took a bus to ISU. During the bus ride back after the game Steve was talking, but what he was saying did not make sense. Finally, someone said that what Steve was saying sounded like he thought he was still in the game. My guess is he may have gotten a concussion that night.  Steve played the following week. Back then the coaches and doctors did not have the knowledge available now about concussions. I have wondered if he had a concussion and if that could have contributed to the challenges he faced later. If that is what happened, it is a real shame. Steve was a good guy and a good teammate.  He deserved better.


09/19/21 08:59 AM #5    

Jeannie Tosh (Phillips)

I talked to Steve months before he passed away. Both of my sons were wrestling at the intercity meet at BHS and Steve walked in wearing his high school letterman's jacket. He was obviously struggling in life and was sitting by himself. I went and said down next to him but after a few moments he did remember who I was. The conversation was interesting but as we said goodbye he stood up and gave me a hug. He was a great guy! 

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