I am a volunteer on this site and also happen to work in Irvine, CA.
Is this the death record you are speaking of:
Last Name First Name Middle Birth Date Mother Maiden Father Last Sex Birth Place Death Place Residence Death Date SSN Age Post-ems Order Record MARTINEZJOYR08/13/1920ROBERTSFTEXASORANGE12/26/1984454-12-986264 yrs
Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with all the info you have on this family and I would be pleased to try to assist you.
Note that Martinez is a common last name in CA, so it might be difficult to find your "Steve" without a birth date or further/additional information.