Richard E. Stuewe

November 13, 1946April 8, 2019

Richard "Dick" Stuewe, 72, of Fairview Park, Ohio, passed away on Monday, April 8, having developed complications from heart surgery in March.

Born in Cleveland, OH on November 13, 1946, Dick was the son of the late Edwin and Delores Stuewe. He attended Fairview High School where he played basketball and baseball. He then pursued a teaching degree at Kent State University. He earned his graduate degree in School Counseling from Cleveland State University. Dick loved being a father and grandfather, served as a teacher, coach, and guidance counselor to many students and athletes in the Fairview Park Schools, and enjoyed golfing with friends. Dick Stuewe is survived by his children: daughter, Mindy Sinzheimer of Aurora, Illinois; daughter, Kelly Matthew and her husband Andrew of Land O Lakes, Florida; and son, Lt Colonel Daniel Stuewe and his wife Lindsey of Fort Eustis, Virginia; and seven grandchildren, William, Owen, Joseph, Samuel, Grady, Isabel, and Lily. He is also survived by his sister, Rita Jarrett and husband John of Fairview Park, sister-in-law Barb Stuewe of Westlake and by 7 nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his brother Roy of Westlake.

Friends may call Friday, April 12 at from 4:00-7:00 at Corrigan Craciun Funeral Home, 20820 Lorain Road. A Mass will be celebrated on Saturday at 10:00 am at St. Angela Merici, 20830 Lorain Road. In lieu of flowers, donations in his name may be made to Fairview Park High School Alumni Association, 4577 West 224th Street Fairview Park, OH 44126


  • Celebration of Life Friday, April 12, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, April 13, 2019

Richard E. Stuewe

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Albert Zakel

April 16, 2019

I would like to express my deepest sympathy to Dick's family. Unfortunately I was unaware of the calling hours and service until after they had passed. Dick's children may remember me as their father's( and theirs in their early years)dentist for many years. I always looked forward to his office visits as it gave us an opportunity to catch up on family,of which he was extremely proud,and sports,of which he was quite knowledgeable.

Nancy Stanton

April 16, 2019

So sorry about your loss! Mr Stuewe was a great man who gave my out of control stepdaughter a chance, he will be missed by many. Keeping his loved ones in my prayers~

Gary Baker

April 15, 2019

My remembrance of Dick Stuewe,

I was a fellow teacher with Dick at Fairview HS. Dick was one of several teachers at Fairview that made me feel I had found new home. He was always there with an answer to my questions as a new teacher. I learned a lot about the "history" of Fairview Park from Dick. He "ran" our football pool and was always a "light" in the men's teacher's lounge.

Dick will be sorely missed by many of the his students and peers. God Bless Dick's family at this time of sadness for his loss.

Gary C Baker, FHS Teacher 1973-1979

Tammy Dill (Olson)

April 14, 2019

This is s very sad time for the city of Fairview! He has touched so many lives over the years. He was my basketball coach in high-school and I remember how he was so well respected. My sincere condolences to his family. I feel so fortunate to have known him.

Michael Cusick

April 12, 2019

Dick Stuewe was a beacon of light during the shadowy teen years of my high school experience. His classroom was a safe space where I felt seen--never invisible. Somehow, being around Dick I felt smarter, a better person even. Later, after graduation, I'd see him around town or at St. Angela's. He'd always go out of his way to say hello and find out what I was up to. I hope Dick knew that he did so much more than coach and counsel and teach English. He touched my life by his caring. By his curiosity. By the "Man I'm glad to see you!" way he'd light up when he saw you. Today my eyes fill with tears of gratitude for knowing Dick Stuewe. He was and will always be a treasure. My heart goes out to his family, friends, and loved ones upon the loss of this good man.

Theresa Kittle

April 12, 2019

My prayers are with the steuwe family. I worked with Dick for many years,we had so many laughs, it made going to work fun. He was there for me when my husband passed and any time i needed help. I am heartbroken.

Larry Loesch

April 12, 2019

Dick was my very good friend since high school. We played together on several athletic teams during high school, college, and after. He was my roommate and a fraternity brother in college, and we shared many happy times together on a golf course. Dick was truly one of the very good people in the world and he will be sorely missed.

Mary Kay Wysong

April 12, 2019

Dick was a wonderful colleague and friend. As a founding member of the Hall of Fame, he was dedicated to celebrating the successes of Fairview Park graduates and staff. His hard work in getting the Hall of Fame going and his sponsorship of a scholarship is a tribute to his love of his community. My condolences to the family.

Gwyn Manning

April 12, 2019

I moved to Fairview 4 years ago and was fortunate to move right across the street from Dick.
What a very nice man Dick is and happy to have had the opportunity to meet him in this life.
God Bless your family Dick and enjoy your family in heaven.

Patty Collins

April 12, 2019

He will be missed! Loved always running into him through the years. Always had a smile on his face and a good story to tell. I enjoyed our great conversations. RIP Mr. Stuewe 😥