Steven Quintela

Steven Quintela of Texas City passed away Thursday April 21, 2022, at his home.

Steven was born on October 22, 1960, in Port Arthur, Texas to Zenon Sr. and Hortencia Quintela.  Steven moved to Texas City at the age of 10.  He attended and graduated from La Marque High School.  After High School, Steven joined Rockwell International Space Transportation System.  From 1979 – 1986 he was with Integrated Logistic Support and from 1986 till he retired in 2011, he was with the Shuttle Avionics Integration Laboratory (SAIL) as an inspector.  While working at Nasa, Steven was continuing his education from College of the Mainland, University of Houston – Clear Lake and Online with Ashford University.  He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Business.   Steven was a member of Queen of Peace Catholic Church, Society of Our Lady of Guadalupe, and Knights of Columbus Council 5236.

In his free time, Steven loved watching the Houston Astros play baseball or going to his property in Uvalde to hunt or just hang out with friends.  He called it his “Happy Place”; Even though his daughter and grandson lived in Tennessee. He loved them dearly and the mention of their names, his face would light up with pride and joy.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Zenon Sr. and Hortencia Quintela.  Steven is survived by his daughter, Nathalie Quintela Williams and her fiancé Brandon Cobb of Crossville, Tennessee, grandchildren, Brayden Jerome Williams and Isabellia Grace Cobb of Crossville, Tennessee.  Brothers, Zenon Quintela Jr and his wife Cynthia of Santa Fe, Texas and Mark Quintela of Round Rock, Texas. A Niece, Alisha Stanley and her husband Paul of San Antonio, Texas and a great-niece Mia Liv Stanley of San Antonio, Texas.

Services will be held on Saturday May 7, 2022, at 12:00pm at James Crowder Funeral Home in La Marque, Texas.  Entombment will follow at Forest Park East Cemetery in Webster, Texas.




  1. To all my Quintela cousins, we love you and praying for you all, our deepest condolences.
    Joel, Melissa and Faith Martinez

    Joel Martinez
  2. Steve was a kind man with a big heart. He was quiet but always ready for a witty remark to keep you smiling. He will be missed deeply. Love and prayers to his family

    Virginia Gonzales
  3. I am deeply sorry for the passing of Steve. God’s blessings on the family

    Marie Collins
    • So so sorry to hear about your brother Zenon and Cindy. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

      Connie Haughey
  4. Zennon, I am in deep shock. Steve was my life long friend. I am so sorry and hurt for you and your family. May God be with ya’ll. I’m out of state and won’t be back until June. Again this is so painful to me. I loved him as a brother
    I’ll try to get in touch with you when I get home. Sending lots of prayers

    Brian Richard Sr
  5. Phil and I are so sorry to hear of his passing. May the Lord give all the Quintela family comfort and peace in knowing Steve is now in the loving arms of our Father in heaven. With our deepest sympathies.
    Phil & Freda Apgar

    Freda Apgar
    • Our Condolences to our Quintela family especiallyto Zenon and Mark…Love to you all from Julia R. Martinez..Elizabeth Martinez Lopez and Family of Floresville.

      Elizabeth Martinez Lopez
  6. Our deepest condolences for the loss of Steve. Our prayers are with the family. Will miss you dearly Steve, my friend. RIP

    Rudy Muniz and family
  7. I am so sorry for your lost, Steve was a wonderful person.

    Alexandra Cortés Quintela
  8. Stevie….at this point you, you father, mother, my dad Uvaldo,
    Uncle Frank, uncle Gilbert, aunt Sulley are embracing you showing things we can only imagine….True Paradise ….you accomplished your goal in loving each and every one of us and leave us with grieving hearts of our loss but reflecting the Spirit of Joy you set for ALL….I love you

    Richard Q
  9. It’s so hard to say goodbye, so I will say so long till we meet again. We grew up together as children and I always remember your smile. Condolences, to your family from mine.

    Michael E Quintela
  10. Steven will be remembered for his kindness and loving ways. Our sincere and deepest sympathy.

    Belinda & Chuck Sifferd
  11. What a gentle man with such a kind smile! Our condolences to the Quintela family. May the comfort of Christ keep you always,
    Sasha Quintela Woo

    Sasha Woo
  12. Steve was a pleasure to work with in SAIL

    Darrell Scott
  13. My deepest condolences to the Quintela Family. My great friend Steve, I will deeply miss you. You were like a brother to me.

    Rudy Muniz
  14. I’m going to miss you my friend, more than you know, rest in peace.
    My deepest condolences to the family. I’m so sorry for your loss.

    Darlene Girouard

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