PARSIPPANY — Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany held a “roast” to honor and give Steven Dickens, and his wife Nancy, well wishes on their upcoming move to South Carolina.
Dickens joined the Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany on June 1, 1996, only four years after the club was formed.
Steve became treasurer after Fred Bechtold in 2003 until present when he announced he will be relocating.
Jayne Beline said “We all will miss Steve and wish him well in his new adventure. Steve was always such an enthusiastic and dependable member of the Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany. He was so very generous with his time, shopping for food and arranging for club members to cook at Homeless Solutions; cooking pancakes for the Parsippany Day Care holiday family breakfast and helping with all of the club’s fundraisers.”
“The Kiwanis Club honored Steve with the Kiwanian of the Year award, the Hixson, and the coveted Scooby sticker,” said Jayne. Former Mayor Mimi Letts said “Steve is a very dedicated Kiwanian, serving as treasurer, fundraiser and coordinator for Kiwanis efforts at Homeless Solutions. He also served on the Board of the Parsippany Child Day Care Center. He will be missed by many in Parsippany. But I will remember him mostly for his big smile and pleasant good morning every Thursday at Kiwanis morning meetings at Empire Diner. Steve is truly a good citizen and a great guy! I wish him and Nancy the very best.”
Michael A. Mulhaul said “Steven is like a brother come to think of it even better than a brother, you don’t get to choose your brothers.”
He cooked at Homeless Solutions with Bob Iracane for many years and then took the lead for Homeless Solutions in 2014, where he did the shopping for the meal and also organized the team to cook each month.
Besides the duties of the Treasurer of the Club and the Foundation, Steve has worked on every committee: Street Fair, Grand Tasting Fund Raiser, Spaghetti Dinner Fund Raiser, Touch a Truck Fund Raiser and even managed to get numerous Grants for the good works of the Club from where he worked, Prudential.
Steve retired recently from Prudential Insurance Company, New Jersey.
Steve will be missed and it will be hard to replace such a devoted member of Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany.