Steve Zsiray

Steve Zsiray
4 September 1951 – 18 June 2014

1973 Graduate

1161 E. 100 South
Logan, Utah 84321

Married since 1973 to Paula Stephenson (a Plymouth State College co-ed) with two children, John and Jennifer, & Zoe (a yellow Lab).

M.S. Utah State University, 1976; Ed. D. Utah State University, 1986

Worked for Cache County School District and retired as Associate Superintendent.
Principal at InTech Collegiate High School (charter high school).

Rains House, 1970

1973 Graduation (with Paula)

As he was in 2006.

In August of 2010 Steve was diagnosed with Progressive Supranuclear Palsy. PSP “is a neurodegenerative brain disease that has no known cause, treatment or cure. It affects nerve cells that control walking, balance, mobility, vision, speech, and swallowing. Five to six people per 100,000 will develop PSP.”
Many times PSP is diagnosed as Parkinson’s.

However, now that we know more about the disease, he was displaying symptoms early in 2008. But at that time we didn’t know what was happening.
In 2011 he participated in a PSP environmental study at the University of Utah, with the hope of making some contribution to finding out more about this horrible disease and helping others in the future.
He has fallen many times, had stitches, bruises and a dislocated shoulder.
There has been rapid decline in the past year. Currently he is in a wheelchair 95% of the time, his speech is now very slurred and almost impossible to understand and he needs assistance with all normal daily activities. He has lost about 60 pounds in 12 months.
Basically he is a prisoner in his own body.

More information can be found at

Steve in September 2013

Steve Zsiray13 June 2014

Steve Zsiray13 June 2014

At the Logan, UT SummerFest enjoying music from the a ‘Beatles Cover Band’.

Steve passed away at his home, surrounded by family on 18 June 2014.


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