Cigar Aficionado

Steven J. Faccenda of C.A.O., 1957-2010

Steven Faccenda, regional sales manager for C.A.O. International Inc., lost his battle with cancer and passed away on May 29 in Dover, New Jersey. An employee of C.A.O. for four years, Faccenda's territory included New York and New Jersey.

"He was a product photographer for Tiffany and then started shooting products for us. That's how we met him," said Tim Ozgener, president of C.A.O., which is headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee. "Steve was a passionate guy and a person who really loved cigars, but he wasn't one of these over-bearing or overly serious types. To him, cigars were about camaraderie and sharing moments. I will always remember his smile, his jovial nature and his sense of humor."

Faccenda was born in Morristown, New Jersey. He is survived by his wife, Deborah Gifoli; his children Steven Jr., Tim and Taryn; his parents, John and Dolores Faccenda and a brother and sister.