Steven James Newman

December 2, 1948October 8, 2020

Steven James Newman, age 71, passed away on October 8th, 2020 at home.

Steve was born on December 2nd, 1948 in Hamilton, OH to the late Jessie & Oneida Newman. Steve attended Fairfield High School where he was the quarterback, played several sports and graduated in 1967. He attended the University of Cincinnati and graduated in 1974 with a BS in Industrial Management. Steve worked at Steelcraft for 39 years, before retiring in 2009. Steve loved God, his family, and his church community. His lifelong interest in sports began in high school and continued as he coached youth sports - Jeff in baseball and Amy in soccer. When Jeff grew up, Steve loved watching him play and coach baseball himself. As long as he was physically able, Steve helped Amy with her building and renovation projects and remained closely involved even as his physical strength weakened. Perhaps his greatest joys in life were his grandchildren Evelyn & Wolfgang Yosmali; Bree, Corrine and Casey Newman; Anna and Emily Spahr; and Madelyn & Emma Spahr. He was an enthusiastic and faithful audience member at their games, matches, concerts and recitals. At home, he was an avid contestant in their many games of Sorry and Monopoly. Steve is survived by his daughter, Amy (Tim) Yosmali ; his son Jeffrey (Michelle) Newman; his wife Sharon Newman (Spahr); his stepsons, Scott (Amber) and Nathan (Brecka) Spahr; and his sisters, Phyllis Snodgrass and Debbie Walton. He is preceded in death by his parents Jessie & Oneida Newman; and his brother, Randall Newman. A Celebration of Life will be held on October 17th at 11am at the Countryside Church of the Nazarene, 1436 Deerfield Road Lebanon OH, 45036. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that a memorial donations be made at:


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Dave Ruscher

October 17, 2020

Worked with Steve for his entire 39 year career at S TEELCRAFT. A real sports nut we often talked about his son Jeff's and my daughter Kristy's athletic happenings. Steve even attended a few of her soccer games when she played in Ohio. Thought of Steve often and prayed that his suffering had subsided. Sharon, what a God sent you are, a wonderful care giver. You were meant to come into Steve's life.

DONNA Burnett

October 17, 2020

I was lucky enough to spend time with Steven. His story is one of strength and a deep faith. He was able to overcome so many trials and still remain upbeat and hopeful. I will miss him.

Jerry /Judy Court

October 17, 2020

Sharon, our deepest condolences to you and the family. Judy and I will always remember the Valentines day outings to White Castle and Cabin trip. Stay in touch and time will heal the sorrow.

Jerry and Judy

Mary Jane Brown

October 14, 2020

Dear Sharon and Family of Steve,

After getting to know Sharon through our neighborhood book club, I was very happy that I got to meet Steve several times at various book club events. But my favorite meeting was when we were in downtown Cincinnati last summer and just happened to run in to Steve, Sharon, and one of their granddaughters just exiting the giant ferris wheel! He was relaxed and happy and told us about their exciting ride on the wheel, also obviously so pleased to be spending time with his family. It was apparent that though he faced many health issues, with Sharon's help he never stopped going out and about, seeing family, and enjoying life. I find that inspirational, and hope I remember his example when I need it. To Sharon and all Steve's family, my deepest condolences. I know you will miss him very much.

Paul Wagner

October 14, 2020

Steve will be sorely missed by his family, friends and acquaintances.
Godspeed Steve and Rest in peace.

Steve Fritsch

October 13, 2020

Worked at Steelcraft with Steve for many years he was a great person. My condolences to the family.


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