Stephen Salvatore Inguanti, Jr., 45, of Fredericksburg passed away Friday, November 8, 2019 at the Hughes Home.
Stephen was born on January 22, 1974 in Woodbridge, Virginia to Stephen, Sr. and Doris Inguanti. He graduated from Garfield High School in May of 1992. He attended Virginia Tech majoring in geography and geology and graduated in May of 1996. While at Tech, he was instrumental in developing the web page for the geography department. Due to his education and computer background, he was employed by Quantum Spatial as a cartographer. His title was geospatial engineer. He worked on geographic information system mapping technology and was also the company’s computer “IT guy.” He made many close friends in the 18 years that he worked for Quantum Spatial as well as in college.
He loved Hokies football, Washington Capitals Hockey, the Redskins, the Nats, and his red pickup truck. Stephen had a passionate interest in photography, and many of his photos were published. He would go on weekend photo shoots with a group of friends throughout the years. Stephen’s friend Brian wrote, “I will remember Stephen as a very good person, as well as a great photographer.” Elliot texted, “My heart is broken. But now his struggle is over and he is most certainly taking the most incredible pictures of heaven, and everyone he meets there will be instantly in love with him.” His friend Ross texted, “He is probably taking some pretty amazing photos right now.” His other hobbies included travel, hiking, camping, fishing, mountain biking, remote control cars, and model rocketry. On August 31, 1989, Stephen earned the Eagle Scout rank from the Boy Scouts of America. His scouting experience had a huge impact on his life as a child and an adult. As a little boy, you never failed to find sticks and stones in his sock drawer.
Stephen enjoyed music and had a Kiss poster on his bedroom door early on. He would listen to anything from Kiss to Dave Mathews Band, to Pearl Jam to Nirvana, and even country. He would listen to Enya while studying at Virginia Tech. His musical tastes covered many genres.
Stephen dealt with his illness with amazing grace, and you never heard him complain. He was a kind soul. He is loved and will be missed by all. He was gentle, and quiet natured, had a sweet and generous spirit, and was smart and hard-working.
Survivors include his mother and father; many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, November 13 at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg. A Rosary will be held at 6:00 p.m. A service will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 14 at St. Mary Catholic Church. Interment will be held following the service in Sunset Memorial Gardens.