Steven Andrew John Heller, beloved son of Mary Ann and Andrew Heller passed away on January 27, 2017. He was 28 years old.
Steven was born in Houston on June 24, 1988 and was adopted by Mary Ann and Andrew with the support and encouragement of their friend Steve Jobs, who was himself an adopted child. Steven was named in his honor and was a blessing for the Hellers. The first thing you noticed about Steven was his bright blue eyes. He was a curious child that grew up surrounded by entrepreneurs, scientists, engineers and programmers. Steven attended Dominican Academy, Lake Travis elementary, Saint Gabriel's, Saint Michael's and Austin High. After high school Steven attended The Culinary Institute in Austin where he became a skilled chef. He enjoyed sports playing baseball and football as a youngster. Andrew taught Steven to snow ski and it remained a passion throughout his life. Steven's other passions included Ferris wheels, a large collection of Nike sneakers and listening to and making rap music. Although his musical interests were not in the same genre as his parents, Steven did inherit a love for all things musical from them and was working on completion of his studies to become a recording engineer. He enjoyed helping his friends create and record their music and liked exploring the sound of alternative and cutting edge music.
Steven was most proud of his parents and grateful for their continuing love and support. He was happiest and most at home with them in Lakeway and enjoyed swimming under the shelter of the massive oak trees. In recent days Steven was also proud of making plans for a new direction for his life dedicated to music. He was a special, warm hearted person who loved children and animals and will be forever cherished and missed by his family and friends.
He is survived by his brother, Lawrence Paton and his parents Mary Ann and Andrew Heller of Lakeway and Austin.
There will be a Visitation from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, February 1st, at Weed-Corley Fish Funeral Home, 411 Ranch Road 620 South in Lakeway.
Funeral Mass will be held at 2 p.m. on February 2nd, at Emmaus Catholic Church, 1718 Lohmans Crossing Rd. in Lakeway.
Donations in Steven's memory may be made to the Long Center for the endowment of the High School Musical Theater Awards program. http://thelongcenter.org/greater-austin-high-school-musical-theatre-awards/