Steven W. Sterk of Garfield, formerly of New Milford, was 56 years old when he passed away Wednesday, April 17th. Born and raised in New Milford, Steven proudly served two enlistments in the United States Navy as one of the youngest Chief Petty Officers during that period. He loved hiking, especially at Harriman State Park. Steven was predeceased by his late parents William and Wilma Sterk and his late brother Jeffrey Sterk. He is survived by his brothers Allen Sterk and his wife Julianne, Craig Sterk, Kevin Sterk and his wife Maria, and a sister Barbara Martinez and her husband Ralph. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.