Obituary of Stephan Paul Magina
January 30, 1956 – August 1, 2017
Stephan “Steve” P. Magina, Age 61 of Southgate.
Beloved husband of Karin Magina. Loving father of Nick (Erin) Magina and Stephanie Magina. Dearest grandfather of Max Magina. Dear brother of Anthony Magina. Brother in law of Emily “Teresa” (Patrick) Power. Uncle of Lauren and Eric Power. Preceded in death by parents George and Irene Magina. Steve was the owner of Magina Books in Lincoln Park.
In Lieu of flowers please consider a donation to American Heart Association.
Steve Magina was an exceptional family man, a devoted and loving husband, beloved father and an even prouder grandfather. Not a day went by that he didn’t tell his wife how beautiful she was and how much he loved her. Their marriage was the perfect example of true and unconditional love. He was generous and cared for everyone he knew, always putting others above himself. He taught his kids how to be kind and love immensely. He loved a joke (good or bad) but liked his own the best! He was a food connoisseur; always planning events and trips around great food - whether it was fine dining or a hole-in-the-wall. He loved life and all its adventures. Steve took over his father’s book store after his passing, keeping it a family business. His passion for books and knowledge was extraordinary. He loved to come home after work and watch Jeopardy, knowing every answer to every question. He was our “gentle giant,” a tremendous cook, a never-ending jokester, a true gentleman and the epitome of a perfect husband, father and grandfather.