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Steven "Steve" Michael Thumma

July 30, 1962 — September 26, 2021



Steven “Steve” Michael Thumma

Loving Father, Son, & Brother -

Steven “Steve” Michael Thumma, age 59, of Mechanicsburg, passed away on Sunday, September 26, 2021.  Steve was born on Monday, July 30, 1962, in Carlisle to Betty Jane (Oyler) Thumma and the late Charles Samuel Thumma.

Steve’s survivors include his two children: Michael “Mike” Erron Thumma of Mechanicsburg, Amber Nicole Thumma of Mechanicsburg; his mother, Betty Thumma of Mt. Holly Springs; his brother, Marc Thumma of Enola; his sister, Dawn Warner and husband, Gary, of Newville; and several nieces and nephews.

Steve graduated from Carlisle High School as part of the class of 1980 and from Penn State University in 1985.  He worked in sales for Colt Plumbing in Mechancisburg, Johns Manville Roofing in New Jersey, Olympic Fasteners of Agawam, MA, and DriveKore of Mechanicsburg.  Steve enjoyed going deer hunting, fishing, and playing softball for the Carlisle Recreation League and Sunday Hampden League.  He was also an avid fan of Penn State, Dallas Cowboys, and Philadelphia Phillies.  He served as a trainer and equipment manager for the Mechanicsburg Midget Football Association.  Steve also coached many of Amber and Mike’s sports teams.  This included softball for Amber, baseball for Mike, and soccer for both the kids.  Steve never gave up; he was known for his fight and resilience in battling his health issues.

All are welcome to join Steve’s family on Saturday, October 9, 2021, for his in-person gathering of family and friends from 3:30 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. at Buhrig Funeral Home & Crematory, 37 East Main Street, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055; and, via internet, for his virtual gathering from 4:30 p.m. until time of service at 5:15 p.m. with Celebrant George A. Spangler officiating.  Interment in Mt. Holly Springs Cemetery will be at the convenience of the family.  At the request of the family, everyone must be properly masked and remain so at all times.  Cremation was private.

Contributions in celebration of Steve’s life can be made to the American Kidney Fund, 11921 Rockville Pike, Suite 300, Rockville, MD 20852, or the Diabetes Foundation, 411 Hackensack Avenue, Hackensack, NJ 07601,

Steve’s family has entrusted his care to Buhrig Funeral Home & Crematory in Mechanicsburg, (717) 766-3421.  Read Steve’s full obituary, view his memorial video and portrait, offer condolences and sympathy, share stories and memories, upload photographs and videos, light a candle and sign his official guest book by visiting


Virtual Gathering via Video Chat

Family and friends are welcome to join Steve's family via video chat or telephone on Saturday, October 9, 2021, beginning at approximately 4:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.

We use Zoom for internet video chat and telephone conference calling.  There is no charge for you to participate.  Simply click on the link below or dial the telephone number below to be connected to the event.

Join from PC, Mac, iOS or Android: with passcode 3421

Join by telephone:   415-762-9988   or   646-568-7788   and enter meeting number 848 0780 2120 with passcode 3421

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Gathering of Family & Friends

Saturday, October 9, 2021

3:30 - 5:00 pm (Eastern time)

Buhrig Funeral Home & Crematory

37 East Main Street, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055

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Celebration of Life

Saturday, October 9, 2021

Starts at 5:15 pm (Eastern time)

Buhrig Funeral Home & Crematory

37 East Main Street, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055

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