In Memory of Steve Sebestyen
(Passed away on September 18th 2006)
Scott Winston called me today, and wanted me to write a bit about Steve Sebestyen. Steve passed away on September 18th, and would have been 87 on Sept. 27th.
He, was active in both the Wisconsin Amateur Field Trial Club, and The West Allis Kennel Training Club, and later joined the English Springer Spaniel Club of the Central States.
Ove the years he Championed Running Bear and Ludlovian Hawk, and Hawk was the Hi Point Amateur dog in 1964.
Steve judged many trials, and the National in 1964 and 1983, and was Field Trial Chairman for the National in 1968 and 1973. Also, was instramental in the Parent Club starting the National Amateur in 1963.
2002, he was inducted in to the Bird Dog Hall of Fame.
His health started declining a few years ago, sold their home in Greendale, Wisconsin, moved to Delavan, Wi,, and had moved to Rhindlander a year ago, into a nursing home facility, living close to their son Jim. He, went peacefully in his sleep. He, is survived by his wife, Merc, his son Jim, and a daughter Margret, and their families.