It is with heartfelt sadness that we announce the passing of our founder and partner, Steven San Filippo. Steve’s sudden and unexpected passing happened on the morning of Tuesday, October 9, 2018. He was 67. 

Like most Silicon Valley business stories, SSF had humble origins starting in Steve San Filippo’s home. Steve’s big heart and humorous nature translated over 40 years later into one of the largest Northern California full service accounting firms with a firm culture so strong that it became California’s first accounting firm to become a certified B Corporation.

Steve was heavily involved in his community. He has worked with many youth organizations and volunteered on boards for Serra High School San Mateo, and Sequoia Hospital Foundation and the Sequoia Hospital Board in Redwood City among many others.  Steve also served as Planning Commissioner for his adopted hometown of San Carlos.  Steve was even honored for his philanthropic work by Association of Fundraising Professionals Silicon Valley Chapter in 2016 when he was named a Distinguished Volunteer. 

As a business leader, Steve left a great legacy. As a friend and mentor, his loss is particularly profound.

If you are one of Steve’s clients, our Managing Partner John Sensiba will be contacting each of you personally to discuss your service going forward.

We know that Steve has touched countless lives.  Information on services for Steve are available below. On this page you may also share a story about Steve. We would love to compile these stories, no matter if it’s how you first met, a funny story, a silly nickname he had for you or a way that he has touched your life.

Services and Remembrance


Thursday, November 8, 2018 @ 10:00 a.m.
Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption
1111 Gough Street, San Francisco

Celebration of Life immediately following in Patron’s Hall, located directly beneath the Cathedral.

Philanthropic Remembrances

To honor Steve, the San Filippo Family request that contributions be made to any of the following charities:

Sequoia Hospital Foundation 
170 Alameda de las Pulgas, Redwood City, CA 94062

Junipero Serra High School San Mateo
451 W 20th Ave, San Mateo, CA 94403

University of San Francisco
2130 Fulton St, San Francisco, CA 94117

Remembering Steve

Please consider sharing your favorite thoughts or stories about Steve, no matter if it’s how you first met, a silly nickname he had for you or a way that he has touched your life.

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