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Stephen Thomas Van Delinder

Stephen Thomas Van Delinder

May 20, 1988

Stephen Thomas Van Delinder, 30, of Denver, Colorado passed away earlier this month in Denver.  

Born in Charlotte, North Carolina, Stephen was the son of Thomas H. and Jane S. Van Delinder.  He was a graduate of Appalachian State University and studied at New York University.

Stephen was a co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of Reputation Resolution, an Internet and Reputation consulting firm in Denver.  Stephen was an astute and results oriented young businessman whose personal reputation was one of dedication to his clients and his firm.  He was the author of several published articles on Branding and Marketing.

Stephen loved to travel. He had travelled to over 30 countries.  When travelling he took full advantage of the experiences each country had to offer.  From backpacking through Europe for over nine months to riding elephants in Thailand to zip lining in Laos he took advantage of every adventure.  While in China, Stephen spent two months teaching English as a second language to children.

Stephen loved the outdoors and was an avid hiker and snow boarder.  Living in Denver, he took full advantage of the many outdoor opportunities there.  He and his Dad regularly enjoyed spending time, among other things, hiking and off-roading together.  Stephen was his Father’s best friend and very close to his mother and sister.

Stephen brought out the best in everyone he met.  He had an infectious fun-loving, adventuresome spirit.   His helpful, caring personality brought joy and happiness to his family and many friends.  He leaves a void in our lives that will never be filled.

He leaves behind his parents, Tom and Jane Van Delinder of Fernandina Beach, his sister, Diana Schroeder and her husband, Mark, of Jacksonville; his paternal grandmother, Sylvia Van Delinder of Kingsland, Georgia as well as many extended family members and friends.

Stephen was laid to rest in Bosque Bello Cemetery in a private family service.

2 Condolences

  • Martha Barefield Posted September 25, 2018 11:03 am

    This breaks my heart. Gone too soon. Rest in Heaven….we will see you again.

  • Pat Legg Posted September 25, 2018 11:31 am

    I wished I had the chance to met Stephen. He sounds like he was a person who enjoyed what life had to offer. I will pray God will wrap his comforting arms around you and help you find some peace and helps you heal..

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