Steven Frank Pahler
Feb. 6, 1970-Oct. 19, 2011
Steven Frank Pahler, who taught thousands of Tri-Valley young people and adults to drive through his Precision Driving School, died Oct. 19, 2011 at the age of 41. Steve owned Precision Driving School for 11 years. His family recalled how effectively he worked with students who were scared about learning to drive. He also taught a number of non-English-speaking adults. “He was so patient when he was teaching,” said his brother, Ryan. “Although, he did tell us about the times he had to grab the steering wheel on the freeway and take over.” Steve loved to cook, whether it was his specialty, prime rib, or on the barbecue. He always prepared the turkey for Thanksgiving. An avid Oakland Raider fan, his apartment is loaded with Raider memorabilia, including a football autographed by Coach John Madden as well as helmet signed by all of the members of the 2002 Super Bowl squad. In his spare time, he loved to ride his Harley as well as camp and hike. His favorite vacation destination was Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Born Feb. 6, 1970 in Fullerton, CA, Steve moved to Pleasanton in 1984. He was a varsity swimmer and graduated from Foothill High School. He earned the rank of Eagle Scout. He attended Las Positas College and graduated from the Police Academy at Modesto Community College. He is survived by his son, Austin, of Livermore; his mother, Karen Pahler of Pleasanton; his brothers, Ryan Pahler (Kathy) of San Diego and Matt Pahler of Pleasanton; and three nephews, Jakob, Dylan and Luca, of San Diego. His father, Frank Pahler, died in 1993.