Steve was a dear friend for over thirty years. I was blessed to know him and honored to have the opportunity for us to work together. Steve was instrumental in my having Barracora built but it was his unconditional generosity and humility that made Steve stand apart from the crowd. He made everyone better who came in contact with him; working with designers to always impart his unique wisdom and heartfelt guidance. His unwavering love for the coin-operated amusement game industry and pinball in particular is an enduring legacy for millions of players fortunate enough to enjoy his creative artistry. We embrace the warmth and joy that defined Steve Kordek and we are all richer for what he brought to our lives.