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Alexander Funeral Home-Newburgh Chapel

5333 Old Indiana 261, Newburgh, IN

OBITUARY

Stephen Michael Bright

August 16, 1949September 7, 2019

Stephen Michael Bright, PhD, 70, of Georgetown, IN passed away Saturday, September 7, 2019 at University of Louisville Hospital in Louisville, KY. He was born in Minneapolis, MN August 16, 1949 to Donald and Barbara Chandler Bright.

He was a musician of both serious and rock music and was a member of the Wylds, a popular rock group in Southern Indiana in the late 1960’s and 70’s. He also loved choral and operatic music, performing in the Indianapolis Opera and Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus. Steve worked as a Medical Technologist in clinical laboratories for more than 40 years. He was a Major in the U.S. Army serving at Brook Army General and Walter Reed hospitals.

Steve was preceded in death by father, Donald Duane Bright; grandparents, Pearl and Ward Chandler and Effie and Harry Bright.

He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Karen Lukat Bright; sons, Stephen W. Bright (Jani), Evan Bright; grandson, Devan Bright; step-grandchildren, Mackenzie Fisher-Burton, Sara Fisher, Brady Ikemeier; mother, Barbara Chandler Bright; and brother, Randall Bright (Debra).

Funeral Services will be held 4:00 p.m. Saturday, September 14, 2019 at Alexander Newburgh Chapel. Friends may visit 4:30-9 p.m. on Saturday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Warrick Humane Society or the ASPCA.

Services

  • Funeral Service Saturday, September 14, 2019
  • Visitation Saturday, September 14, 2019

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Phil Gamble

September 15, 2019

Karen,
Very sorry to hear about Steve's passing. Steve and I worked together at the Deaconess Lab several years ago. On behalf of the Deaconess lab, please accept our condolences. We will keep you and your family on our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Phil Gamble

Susan Webster

September 12, 2019

Karen and boys, I am so sorry to hear about Steve. I was just thinking about your family the other day and wondered where you all went after leaving Bedford. I'm not sure you will remember me but I babysat the boys when you lived on 33rd street. Both you and Steve worked with my mother Helen at Dunn a long time ago. I am the only one left that you would remember when we were neighbors. I still think of Stevie when I go through "Loullyville" loved the way he said that. My thoughts and prayers will be with you and your family.

Biography

Stephen Michael Bright, PhD, 70, of Georgetown, IN passed away Saturday, September 7, 2019 at University of Louisville Hospital in Louisville, KY. He was born in Minneapolis, MN August 16, 1949 to Donald and Barbara Chandler Bright.

He was a musician of both serious and rock music and was a member of the Wylds, a popular rock group in Southern Indiana in the late 1960’s and 70’s. He also loved choral and operatic music, performing in the Indianapolis Opera and Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus. Steve worked as a Medical Technologist in clinical laboratories for more than 40 years. He was a Major in the U.S. Army serving at Brook Army General and Walter Reed hospitals.

Steve was preceded in death by father, Donald Duane Bright; grandparents, Pearl and Ward Chandler and Effie and Harry Bright.

He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Karen Lukat Bright; sons, Stephen W. Bright (Jani), Evan Bright; grandson, Devan Bright; step-grandchildren, Mackenzie Fisher-Burton, Sara Fisher, Brady Ikemeier; mother, Barbara Chandler Bright; and brother, Randall Bright (Debra).

Funeral Services will be held 4:00 p.m. Saturday, September 14, 2019 at Alexander Newburgh Chapel. Friends may visit 4:30-9 p.m. on Saturday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Warrick Humane Society or the ASPCA.