Karlo-Libby Funeral Home & Sunset Hills Memory Gardens
5000 Everhard Road NW, Canton, OH
John Richard Steigerwald
October 28, 1927 – May 22, 2019
John (Jack) R. Steigerwald, age 91 of Jackson Township, passed away on May 22, 2019. He was born in Canton, Ohio on October 28, 1927, the son of the late Charles and Alice (Mohn) Steigerwald.
He was a graduate of Lehman High School in 1946, and RCA Institute of Electronic Technology. He was retired from Aircraft Braking Systems (formerly Goodyear Aerospace Corp.) after 38 ½ years of electronic engineering and management of Anti-Skid Systems for commercial and military aircraft. He received awards from the Landing Gear System Committee of the SAE, and Aircraft Braking Systems for his work in this area. He held six patents on Antiskid Systems and was involved in numerous other patents. He served in the US Army (T5) on Occupation duty in Korea at the end of WWII. He was a member of AARP and the NRA. He enjoyed hunting and working on his farm in Carroll County. He was a charter member of St. Michael Catholic Church.
He is survived by two daughters and sons-in-laws, Jan and Lee Barclay of Delmar, NY, Susan and Rick Mattix of Canfield, Ohio, three sons and daughter-in-law, Michael, David, and Craig and Kelly, all of Canton, Ohio, five grandchildren, Sean, Heather, and Dane Barclay, and Derick and Hannah Mattix, and four great grandchildren, Nora and Gavin Barclay, Jayce Mattix, and Madeleine Klein, and one brother-in-law, Al Melaragno of Miami Springs, Florida. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 60 years Mary Ann Frank Steigerwald, sons, Steven and John of Canton, brother, Dick Steigerwald of Canton, and three sisters, Alma Miller of Lamy, NY, June Melaragno of Miami Springs, Florida, Rita Steigerwald of Canton.
Friends and family may call on Monday, May 27, 2019 from 4-6 p.m. at Karlo-Libby Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Michael Catholic Church on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at 11 a.m. Burial will take place at Sunset Hills Memory Garden.
- Visitation Monday, May 27, 2019
- Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday, May 28, 2019
John Richard Steigerwald
Catherine Victoria Lane Grossi
May 29, 2019
I remember you and Mary Ann came to our wedding on December 27th 1975! It was so nice to see you there and I loved how you told my new husband at the time to take good care of me! I ended up missing so many family reunions of the Mohn reunions due to our large family. We had eleven children, so we had four more than you did. "Go Rest High On That Mountain" (Song by Vince Gill) Mr. Steigerwald! Your work on Earth is done. We were to call you Uncle Jack even though you were our Mother, Dorothy Marie Lhota Lane's cousin. Her mother was your mother's sister. My Grandmother: Bertha Mohn Lhota and Aunt Alice Mohn Steigerwald. Thank you for serving our Country in Korea in the United States Army! We have five of our eleven that joined the military too! Two Army, one Navy, one Air Force and one Marine. Thank you for our Freedom! Now you can be Free in Heaven! Free of all worries, cares, and any negative thing! I hope to see you in the next life too!
May 25, 2019
To John's family-
Please accept my deepest sympathy on his passing. I enjoyed getting to know him in the time he was at Danbury. May he rest in peace.