Steven Hazlewood

August 13, 1945 ‒ January 10, 2016

Cardington, Ohio

Steven R. Hazlewood, age 70, of Cardington passed away on January 10, 2016 at his home.

He was born on August 13, 1945 in Galesburg, IL. After high school he enlisted into the United States Army. After serving during the Vietnam conflict, he continued his military career for a total of 38 years. Steven was stationed at many bases throughout the nation and Germany. While in the military he attended Northwestern University. He achieved the rank of Master Sergeant. After his active duty service, Steven went on to serve in the National Guard and Army Reserves.

Steven married Janice Hutton and enjoyed many years of companionship. The two met in the Army Reserves and served together for 6 years.

He was a loyal member of the local VFW, AMVETS, American Legion, and Eagles organization. He enjoyed playing poker with his fellow veterans and others in the community at which time countless stories were shared. Above all he enjoyed the many memories that were made spending precious time with his family. He was the pillar of his family.

Steven will be dearly missed by his wife Janice Hutton; children Jennifer Martz, Rebekah Ridgeway (Michael Zortman), Tina Allison, John (Jennifer) Hazlewood, Glenn (Marilyn) Hazlewood, and Lisa (Eric) Hazlewood-Kelley; grandchildren Cody Marquette, Sarah Marquette, Madison Zortman, Jared Marquette, Donovan Martz, Christian Kelley, Ashley Allison, Amanda Hazlewood, Shelby Hazlewood, Josh Sutton, Heather Sutton, Haley Sutton and Jordan Holke; great grandchildren: Maliah Marquette, Weslee Thomas and Marlee Thomas.

He was met at Heaven’s gate by his parents, 2 siblings and a host of military members that went on before.

Memorial contributions, if desired, can be made to the Disabled American Veterans PO Box 14301 Cincinnati, Ohio 45250 in honor of Steven.

Family will greet friends on Thursday January 14, 2016 from 11:00am to 1:00 pm at Snyder Funeral Home, Craven Chapel located at 67 North Main Street, Mount Gilead Ohio. Services celebrating Steven’s life will follow at the funeral home with Celebrant Don Lockwood officiating. Military honors will follow provided by American Legion Post 87 and VFW Post 8054.

Snyder Funeral Homes of Mount Gilead are honored to be serving Steven’s family. Condolences can be left by visiting

  • Jim and I are very sorry for your loss. We both knew him through school. I at Alwood and Jim at Winola. We enjoyed seeing him at our reunion! Our thoughts are with you and your family

  • I am so sorry to hear of Steve’s passing. Steve was a friend of mine and also a classmate. My condolences to the family.

  • So sorry for your loss, we both played cards with Steve at Amvets four or more years, we loved to talk with him & enjoyed hearing his stories! He will be missed.

  • So sorry to hear of your loss.I’m honoured to have known Steven and that served our great country.

  • So sorry to hear of Steve’s passing. I was a classmate at AlWood. A thank you for all his years of service to the country.

  • So sorry to hear of Steves passing we went to school together at Alwood glad we got to see him at reunion 2 years ago you have our deepest sympathy

  • I am so sorry to hear about Steve’s passing. You are in my prayers. I attended AlWood and was in Steve’s class! I had a wonderful time talking to him at our 50th class reunion! Thank you for your service in the military and fighting for our freedom!

  • John, Glenn & Lisa, I am so sorry for your loss. Loosing your dad is so hard. Cherish the good memories. Know you are in my thoughts and prayers as you go through this difficult time.

  • So sorry to hear about Steve’s passing. We were class mates at AlWood and both of us veterans. I remember visiting with him at the class reunion 2 years ago.

  • My mother, Phyllis Betti, and I extend our heartfelt condolences to Steve’s family. He was such a great guy, he will truly be missed by many.

  • sorry to hear about steve his was good friend of ours sorry to see him go love playing cards with him .was a great man.may you have aces in hole forever

  • Our Condolences goes out to the Hazlewood Family. Chuck and I played many cards with Steve. We enjoyed him so much. He would come into Sunoco every day that I worked like clock work. I will miss seeing and talking to him. Loved him dearly. Thoughts and prayers. Tammy Busse and Chuck Self Jr.

  • So sorry I did not know Steve real well only talked with Steve when he worked for Jim Spires and Charlie also worked there. Charlie said that Steve was a really nice man and Charlie enjoy working with him

  • I am so sorry for your loss. I know Steve was a dedicated family man and a great American patriot. Steve and I were in the same class at AlWood. It was good to see him again at our 50th class reunion.

  • My thoughts a prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time, cherish your memories as those will be with you forever.

  • TimeTime goes by so fast.
    Never caring who gets caught in its web.
    Just going.
    And going.
    Never looking back.
    Never regretting.
    Leaving wounds from its never ending perpetual forward movement.
    Giving glimpses.
    Giving hope.
    Then taking.
    And taking.
    Until nothings left.
    Taking some more.
    Leaving scars to remind us of what was taken.
    Holes left with no comfort of being filled.
    Hearts broken and crimson eyes.
    Lives changed and remolded.
    Beautiful time holding an ugly truth.
    Time give syou enough to keep you from starving.
    But always hungry.
    Hungry for more.
    Just one more day.
    Just one more hour.
    Just one more minute.
    Just one more second.
    I will miss you Dad.until we meet again…

  • sososo sorry for the loss of a great guy, we played cards with him alot and he was
    so friendly and great to talk to. he will be greatly missed. our deepest sympathy.

  • Steve was a good man and I am proud to have known him and to have had a friendship with him. I am grateful for his kindness and love that he shared with me and my kids. I will miss him passing me while I am out jogging and stopping to chat from time to time.
    I miss you my friend. God Bless!

  • Dad~
    I can’t believe you are gone. I love you with all my heart and will miss you always. There are so many things that I wish I had the chance to tell you.

  • Please accept our heartfelt sympathy. Steve was a wonderful neighbor to our mom, Rosemary Brown. He will be missed by everyone who knew him. May God bless and comfort you and your family in the days ahead.

  • I am so very sorry for your loss! I played cards with Steve, as I waited Monday for him to come for cards, I heard the bad news. Steve was a special man, I heard many stories, and how he soo loved his wife. RIH Steve. Prayers to the family.

  • I reached out to my Uncle Steven on the day he passed away! Only to find his youngest daughter on Facebook, when I got no response. But didn’t give up, so I was so glad to get in touch with my younger cousin, who was trying to find her relatives. It has been to long we have a right to know one another! I will do my best to make that happen. Uncle Steven Hazlewood it will be done if I can make it happen. Love you and always will keep you in my memories. No worries Uncle, I am on your side. Love you, your niece Christine