Neil Thomas Steury
October 01, 1943 ‒ April 16, 2021
Formerly of Mount Vernon, Ohio
Neil Thomas (Tom) Steury, age 77, of Reynoldsburg, Ohio, formerly of Mount Vernon, Ohio, passed away on Friday, April 16, 2021, at his residence from a brief illness with cancer. He was born on October 1, 1943, in Decatur, Indiana, to the late Calvin and Gladys (Doan) Steury.
Tom earned numerous awards and broke several records for his exemplary performance in track and cross country at Amherst Marion L. Steele High School and Bowling Green State University where Tom earned a degree in Psychology. Tom broke the high school record with a 1-mile race time of 4:27.4 in 1962.
After graduating from college, Tom worked as a social worker for the Lorain County Welfare Department and as a cost accountant for Lorain Products in Lorain, Ohio; as Vice President of Long-Range Planning at the Flxible Corporation in Loudonville, Ohio; and retired as a stockbroker from Stifel Nicolaus Investments in Mansfield, Ohio, in 2017.
Tom and his family moved to Mount Vernon in 1976 where Tom was highly active with the Gay Street United Methodist Church, the Knox County Republican Party, the Mount Vernon Players and the Mansfield and Loudonville-Perrysville local schools as a reading volunteer. Tom made many financial contributions to non-profit organizations close to his heart.
Tom is survived by his loving wife, Sharon Daniel Steury; daughters, Lisa Steury of Naples, Florida, Elizabeth (Matthew) Scheffler of Delaware, Ohio; 5 grandchildren, Vincent, Joseph, Calvin, Simon and Vivienne; brothers, Steven (Ellen) Steury of Washington, D.C., David (Suzanne) Steury of Ashland, Ohio; and a sister, Jane (Dennis) Traster of Avon Lake, Ohio; numerous nieces and nephews.
A celebration of life service will be held on Saturday, May 1, 2021, beginning at 11 a.m. at the Gay Street United Methodist Church, 18 North Gay Street, Mount Vernon, Ohio, 43050, followed by a luncheon. Guests are encouraged to wear the color blue, as blue was one of Tom’s favorite colors.
A private burial at the Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens in Columbus, Ohio, will take place at a later date.
In the spirit of celebrating Tom, the Rastin Tower and downtown bridges in Mount Vernon will be lit in the color blue between April 27-May 4.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Gay Street United Methodist Church “Organ Fund Project.”
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