Steven Lawrence Rodenbaugh, 73, of Medina, passed away Friday, January 19, 2018. Steve had battled through various illnesses in the latter part of his life, but his Lord decided enough is enough and instantly took him to be with Him. He was born January 27, 1944 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to Alfred Lawrence and Lorna Adele (McCully) Rodenbaugh.
Steve graduated from Hampton High School in 1962. He was a U.S. Vietnam Navy Veteran who had the unique privilege of sailing around the world.
He spent his entire work career working in the field of aviation as a mechanic, supervisor and a training instructor with Delta, United and USAir. He moved to Medina from Detroit in 1979 to work at Cleveland Hopkins Airport and he finished out his career at Greater Pittsburgh Airport in 2005. He was a member of Grace Baptist Church in Brunswick where he loved his Sunday school class and Pastor Powers. Steve never met a stranger and loved to tell jokes.
He was passionate about several things. He was an avid train collector and belonged to the Western Reserve O scale Train Club; he loved looking at creation through his telescopes and he was a diehard Pittsburgh sports fan. He loved the Steelers, the Penguins and the Pirates. Steve was incredibly proud of his sons, but the greatest love of his life was thinking about his four grandchildren. Just the mention of their names would light up his face.
Steve is survived by his beloved wife of 53 years, Sandra Lee (Bardoner) Rodenbaugh; two sons, Steven Lorne (Rachel) Rodenbaugh and Timothy Lawrence (Wendy) Rodenbaugh; two grandsons, Steven Curtis and Robert Charles and two granddaughters, Reagan Jo and Rylee Jean.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Mary Ruth Riley.
The family will receive friends from 1 to 3 P.M. and 5 to 7 P.M. on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at Waite & Son Funeral Home, 765 N. Court St., Medina. A service will immediately follow the visitation at 7 P.M. on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at the funeral home with The Reverend Dr. Richard Powers officiating. Additional services will be held in Glenshaw, Pennsylvania with burial to follow at Mt. Royal Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family would suggest that donations would be given to Grace Baptist Church, Wounded Warriors or the American Heart Association.
Online condolences may be left at waitefuneralhome.com