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Corrigan Craciun Funeral Home

23040 Center Ridge Road, Westlake, OH

OBITUARY

Stephen P. Blackburn

July 29, 1954July 10, 2020

Stephen Paul Blackburn passed away peacefully with his family at his side at the age of 65. Loving son of Paul E. and Maggie C. (nee Noland) Blackburn. Dear father of Paul B. Brother to Rebecca S. (Michael (dc))Christie, Tim (Carol) Blackburn, Mark A. Blackburn and Philip (Niphapon) Blackburn. He loved his Aunts, Uncles, Cousins and Nephews. Stephen was born in Columbus, OH in 1954 and graduated from Brookside High School, Sheffield, OH. He also attended Ohio State University before enlisting in the Army. Recently retired from Alman Electric as a Project Manager in Dallas, Texas. He lived most of his life in the Dallas Texas area raising his son Paul. Most Recently Plano, Texas. He leaves behind many great friends in Texas, Ohio and other areas. Riding his Harley Davidson Motor Cycle with his friends and fellow veterans was his favorite pastime. Stephen returned to Ohio in his final months to receive care he needed from his family.

Stephen was a very proud Vietnam Era Veteran who supported Veteran's activities. Amongst a few was VFW Post 4380 and American Legion Post 321, Plano TX. Also supporting the CVMA TX 23-1. He served as Signal Intelligence Analyst at the US Army Security Agency, Field Station Berlin, Germany earning the rank of Sergeant. Also receiving The Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Army Occupational Medal, Expert Badge with Grenade Bar, Sharpshooter Badge with Auto Rifle Bar and National Defense Service Medal.

Memorial Services will be held at The Chapel Ted Dickey East at a later date and time. Inurnment will take place at Dallas Ft. Worth National Cemetery.

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Jenn Myers

July 20, 2020

There’s a special kind of loyalty that Steve had to those that carried the same loyalty gene. We didn’t recognize each other by superficial sight but by our souls. He was my veteran brother, friend, protector, and my heart. We met in 2007, and remained friends until his death. We both got our ;IGY6 tattoos together just before I left TX in 2016. There is a very wicked hole in my heart that aches now. I miss my friend. I truly miss my friend 💔

Pete Beardmore

July 20, 2020

Going to miss you Brother! Made an impact in my life through your support and actions. Thank you for your service and rest now, the pain is gone!! Love ya, Bear!

Raenell Rodenmayer

July 20, 2020

I was blessed to work with you. Your intelligence and sense of humor combined to make some days in the office full of hilarity. You lived your life with honor, dignity, and grace. You were the best Dad Paul could've ever had. My wish is that your memory will be a blessing to all who love you.

Dirty Dave

July 20, 2020

It was my Honor to call you my brother and friend! We miss your physical presence but your spiritual presence rides with us. We'll keep the rubber side down until we meet again!

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

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