Steven William Hunter, age 57, passed away on July 19, 2018 after a brief illness.
Steve, born on February 25, 1961, grew up on the Portage Lakes, where he developed his passion for fishing and windsurfing. He spent a number of years crewing sailboats for the Sunday morning races on Turkeyfoot Lake. He is a graduate of Manchester High School, where his love for music was nurtured as a trumpet player in marching and concert bands. This coincides with the beginning of his lifelong devotion to the band KISS, and his family can still remember his foot thumping to the rhythm of songs like “Rock and Roll All Night.” During college at The University of Akron, Steve worked as a deejay at the college radio station, developing skills that came to fruition during his many years as a wedding deejay. His many other passions included Formula 1 racing and Ohio State football. He has worked at Diebold in North Canton for the last two decades, where he has resided, but continued weekly visits to his father’s house on Turkeyfoot Lake to lend a helping hand (and give his stepmother’s washing machine a workout). He was handy with tools and could fix almost anything, a skill that he took for granted.
The pride of his life was his son, Brandon, of Navarre, FL.
He was preceded in death by his mother, JeanE Hunter. He is survived by his father, Bill Hunter of New Franklin, stepmother Lucy Hunter, son Brandon, and sisters Sue Hays (Ron) of Charlotte, NC, and Stacy Hunter (George Ticoras) of Warren, OH, nephews Zach and Jacob Hays, and niece Katina Ticoras, stepsister Carol Caldwell (Brian) and stepbrothers Dave Green (Cindy) and Dan Green, their children, and many loving cousins, aunts, and uncles. They will all miss his sunny, kind spirit, dry sense of humor, and how he was always ready to lend a helping hand to anyone who asked, at any time.
A memorial funeral service will be held Wednesday, July 25 at 7:00 p.m. at House of Eberhardt Funeral Home, 472 W. Turkeyfoot Lake Rd. (Rt. 619) Portage Lakes. Pastor Jeffery Hancock officiating. Family and friends will be received from 5:00 p.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home.
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