Dunbar Funeral Home (Devine)

3926 Devine St, Columbia, SC


Valentine Henry Stieglitz IV

July 14, 1984October 12, 2019

Beloved son, brother, and father, Valentine Henry Stieglitz IV, 35, passed away Saturday, October 12, 2019, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident in Mt. Pleasant, SC.

Henry was a graduate of Hammond School, the University of South Carolina, and the USC School of Law. He loved cooking, dogs, music, playing his guitar, and sports; but most of all, he loved his daughter, Ella Grace. He worked for several years in the legal arena. Henry was a large and strong personality with an endless sense of humor, witty, and with an unbreakable love for the family and friends close to him.

In addition to his daughter, he is survived by his loving parents, Val H. and Sandra Stieglitz; his sister and closest confidant, Catherine; and many uncles, aunts, cousins, and godparents, who loved him dearly. Henry’s battle to survive his injuries was worthy of his best traits, and lent credit to his memory.

A visitation in Henry’s honor will be held from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Henry’s name to Hammond School, 854 Galway Ln, Columbia, SC 29209.

Memories may be shared at www.dunbarfunerals.com.


  • Visitation Tuesday, October 15, 2019


Valentine Henry Stieglitz IV

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Diane Schmolze

October 16, 2019

Dear Sandra, Val, & Catherine,
We are deeply saddened about Henry. We are so very sorry for your loss. You all are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Our daughter, Kimberly and Henry were in preschool together at Shandon Pres.

Diane and Bob Schmolze

James Davis

October 16, 2019

My best memory of Henry was when he was dressed up as the Hammond Skyhawk mascot during one of our basketball games. I remember going through warmups and looking over to see this gigantic mascot running out and taking the basketballs from the opposing team. Still makes me laugh 😂. Henry could always make you laugh no matter how you were feeling. Rest In Peace my friend...

Lauren McCreary Sugrue

October 15, 2019

Every time I pass your home, I think of your beautiful family and Henry and Catherine as darling children. My heart aches for all those close to Henry. Shandon will never feel the same. May God’s grace and love surround you all during this trauma. Please know you have friends close and far and we are praying for your family!

Susan Lyons

October 15, 2019

Henry was such a good student. He was the first student to ever receive a perfect score on one of my midterm exams after years of teaching. I will miss him tremendously. Prayers for his family and friends. Susan

Peter Santos

October 15, 2019

I first met Henry as a young man when he was considering law school. I was struck by his kindness and thoughtfulness. Over the course of the next few years I was privileged to see and talk with him regularly, often about his future, life and the law. Henry was so full of life and promise and his passing is all of our loss. However, the loss his family must feel is unimaginable. I hope Val and Sandy and Catherine take some comfort in knowing that he touched many people, young and old, and that he will be missed.
Peter Santos

Joyce Richardson

October 15, 2019

My thoughts and prayers are with you. So sorry for your loss.

Joel, Anna, Lauren and Matt McCreary

October 15, 2019

Our house was Henry's playground . Our hearts will be one of Henry's homes forever. All of the McCreary's are thinking of the Stieglitz family and the memories of Henry that bless us. Memories of Matt and Henry having so much fun together. Please accept our condolences.

Anna, Joel, Lauren and Matt McCreary

Diane Flynn

October 15, 2019


My heart goes out to you and your family for your loss.

Always here for you,

Amy Geddes

October 15, 2019

Val, Sandy & Catherine,
We are so sorry for all that you are enduring. You are in the center of our thoughts and prayers. While we know there is nothing that will ease your pain, please know that we are here to help out in any way. Amy & Ed Geddes

Mandy Weinerman

October 14, 2019

I am sending you love and strength. Please know that I am here for you all.