LifeStory

Steve Tarpinian

Slipped Away

By jean mellano

Steve was my soul mate for over 33 years. He took his own life on March 15, 2015. Steve was a remarkable man and impacted so many lives in powerful and positive ways, both as a coach of sport and a coach of life.

Mental illness does not discriminate. Steve was perceived by many to 'have it all'; he was handsome, well liked, had a great sense of humor, intelligent (degree in EE from SUNY Stonybrook). He was an accomplished athlete (finished 18 Ironman races) and had built a successful business that laid the foundation for triathlon (including teams, events and coaching) on LI. It is my belief, triathlon would not be where it is on LI without Steve's vision. He wrote several books on swimming and created yoga and swimming DVDs. 


For a video about Steve Tarpinian, go to:

http://tinyurl.com/k6xu24y

See www.SlippedAway.org for more info on Steve Tarpinian.

Steve Tarpinian
Memorial
jean mellano
Slipped Away, Steve's memoir is on amazon.com Proceeds donated to project9line.org, a non profit veterans organization that provides outlets in the arts for vets suffering from PTSD and depression. The companion video to the book is at http://tinyurl.com/k6xu24
Steve Tarpinian
Memorial