Steve was born in San Francisco to Mary Elizabeth Cottrell Driscoll and Stephen John Driscoll. Both from County Cork, Ireland. He and his siblings Rev. James Driscoll, Robert Driscoll and William Driscoll, all deceased, were raised by their father after his mother died in 1939. When the boys were adults his father married Margaret Crowley, both deceased.
Steve is survived by his wife, Edith Korte Driscoll, from St. Elizabeth’s in Oakland and St. Joseph’s College of Nursing in San Francisco.
Their children, Mary Bastian (Jim), Stephen Driscoll (Stephanie), Anne Mink (Justin) and grandchildren Marisa Bastian, Laura Overman (Connor), Nicholas Bastian, Bridget Driscoll, Megan Driscoll, Kaitlyn Mink and Kiera Mink. He was the best father and grandfather.
Steve lived a varied life. He started working at 10 years old at his uncle’s gas station. He worked throughout his school years and after practices. He attended several grammar schools; Columbus, St. Anne’s, Mt. Carmel Academy, St. John’s, and Mission Dolores. At Sacred Heart High School he played basketball and baseball. At C.C.S.F. he played baseball and at S.F. State baseball.
Steve served in the Navy on the U.S.S. Wasp. He was a retired San Francisco Police Lieutenant. He was also an avid golfer, scoring four holes in-one and winning his flight in the S.F. City golf tournament.
Steve and his family moved to Concord in 1970, joining St. Agnes Parish. He coached both boys’ and girls’ basketball teams and was voted Diablo Valley Coach of the Year. After retirement he ushered at the 7 a.m. Mass for over 30 years at St. Agnes.
He was well known also as a baseball and softball coach. He coached baseball for several years in the Concord Athletic League and was also on the Board of Directors as Head Umpire. He was a successful softball coach for 15 years at Carondelet High School. Further, he coached Little League Softball for girls’ 15-18 year olds, winning the Western States Championship two years in a row, going to the World Series in Indianapolis.
He finally succumbed to cancer in February.
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