In Memoriam


In Memory of

Stephen "Steve" Napolitano

November 22, 2014


Stephen R. Napolitano Port Authority executive oversaw operations on tunnels, bridges and terminals; commended for his 'extraordinary dedication and dynamic leadership', 57 Stephen R. Napolitano of Milltown, N.J., passed away on Nov. 22, 2014, at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital in New York City, N.Y.

He was 57 years old. The family will receive friends Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Bronson & Guthlein Funeral Home, 152 N. Main St., Milltown. Funeral service is Saturday at 10 a.m. at St. Paul's Church, Milltown. Interment will be private. Visit:

Born in Teaneck, N.J., Steve had been a resident of Milltown since 1991. Steve was a graduate of Bergen Catholic High School, then graduated from New Jersey Institute of Technology, earning a degree in engineering. He further continued his education receiving a master's degree in engineering management.

Steve was a dedicated employee of the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey in a career that spanned 34 years. He rose to the position of assistant director of the operations, tunnels, bridges, and terminals department until appointed to his most recent position as general manager of the Port Authority Bus Terminal and Lincoln Tunnel. Over his tenure with the Port Authority, he oversaw operations on each of the Tunnels, Bridges and Terminals Department's facilities including the Staten Island bridges, the Holland Tunnel, the Lincoln Tunnel, and the George Washington Bridge and Bus Station.

He made significant contributions as a member of several professional organizations including the International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association, the American Public Transit Association, the Northern Manhattan Economic Development Corp. and the Port Authority Police Department Civilian Review Board, and was commended by the commissioners of the Port Authority for his extraordinary dedication, fierce determination, and dynamic leadership in his service to the Port Authority. He was a longtime member of St. Paul's Church in Milltown, and was a member of the St. Paul's Men's Group.

Steve was a board member of the Brookside Swim Club in Milltown, and also a former volunteer as captain with the Fort Lee Fire Department, and was a member of the Fort Lee Exempt Firemen's Association.

He is survived by his loving wife, Karen (nee Irvine); three sons, Ryan, Jonathan, and Andrew, all at home; his father and his wife, Joe and Diane of Mahwah, N.J.; a brother and sister in law, Russell and Beth Napolitano of Lower Gwynedd, Pa., and a niece and nephew, Betsy and R.J. Memorial contributions to St. Paul's Church, 62 South Main St., Milltown, NJ 08850 would be appreciated.

Published in Star-Ledger on Nov. 25, 2014

Service Information


Friday, November 28, 2014
2:00pm - 4:00pm & 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Bronson & Guthlein Funeral Home
152 North Main Street
Milltown, NJ 08850
(732) 828-0151

Funeral Service

Saturday, November 29, 2014

St. Paul's United Church of Christ
62 South Main Street
Milltown, NJ 08850
(732) 828-0020


Interment will be private

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