Steven P. “Steve” Sheldon

August 18, 1979 ‒ May 18, 2017

Dublin, Ohio

Steven P. “Steve” Sheldon, age 37, of Dublin died unexpectedly at his home on Thursday morning, May 18, 2017.

He was born on August 18, 1979 in Mount Vernon, Ohio the son of Michael P. “Mike” and Brenda (Hess) Sheldon.

Shortly after graduating from Highland High School in 1998, Steve moved to Columbus.  He worked several jobs, most notably for Scott’s Lawncare and security for St. Ann’s Hospital in Westerville.

Steve enjoyed all things traveling and this included flying and going scuba diving.

He loved his country and had an affinity for law enforcement and military personnel.

Steve will be remembered as a fun-loving jokester who lived willingly in the world of sarcasm.

He will be missed by his mother Brenda Sheldon of Knoxville, Tennessee; sister Rhonda Watson and her husband Neil of Centerburg; brother Randy Bosworth and wife Stephanie of Centerburg; his partner Anthony “Tony” Koepnick of Dublin; and was loved by his many nieces and nephews who he lovingly picked on.

He was preceded in death by his father Mike in 2006 and his grandmother Lula Hess in 2010.

A Celebration of Steve’s life will take place on Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 7:30 PM at the Fuller Community Center, 33 Church Street, Centerburg, Ohio 43011 (located directly behind First Knox Bank).  Friends may call on the family from 5:30 PM until the time of the service.  Inurnment will take place privately at Eastview Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be made to the Wounded Warrior Project at

The DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home of Sunbury is honored to serve Steven’s family.  Special memories and condolences can be expressed to them at

  • Steve we knew eachother since we were 6 and you were always a jokester. I am proud to say you were my friend. I Remember you making plans to be a pilot and a cop. When you got your first car and when your first niece was born. I am sorry for your families loss.

  • During our time at MCSA Security you were my partner, co-worker, best friend, confidant. We shared laughter, painful emotions, the rigors of our job, food, the good stuff and the not so good stuff. To me, you were like the goofy, humorous, sarcastic yet caring younger brother I never had. I have missed those days since we went separate directions in our lives but I have the memories to cherish. Fly high with the Angels my friend, You will be missed.

  • I remember you talking our senior year about becoming a pilot or taking a military role!! You my friend helped me make it through high school . I’m so sorry for this great loss of a friend! Fly high and fast my friend

  • I’ve known Steve since kindergarten and hands down by far one of the nicest caring people I have EVER met!! The world definitely has gotten a little darker without your light and warmth! You will be missed my friend.

  • Steve you will be greatly missed. I’m glad I got to know you. Always knew how to put a smile on my face and make me laugh. You were one of my best friends.

  • Steve you will be greatly missed by so many. Your laughter and smile was contagious. So many great memories of our highschool years. Rest in peace my friend.

  • Noooo. Last time I worked with Steve, we were chasing each other around the radiology department, laughing our fool heads off. He was an amazing, funny, hurt human being! May God hold him and his family in His arms. Steve…I will never forget you, or our talks and the fun we had!

  • I will miss you so much, Steve. Especially your hilarious, dry sense of humor! You always had me in tears. I’ll never forget when you happened to get a seat on that airplane beside my aunt after she came to visit when I started chemo. She had a lovely & funny time with you. She’ll be so sad to hear of your passing. Be at peace old friend.

  • i am so saddened about this. I just loved you, your humor, and your kindness. always so funny and upbeat, you made working at st anns a pleasure, during otherwise bad times. you kept me going, and I will miss you. feel free now my friend, in heaven, making everyone laugh. Godbless your family, I have them in my prayersx.

  • Steve,

    It’s been a few years now, but I remember your witty banter and wonderful conversations during late hours at MCSA ED. You made the shift so much better my friend, and the laughing….it never ended! Thank you for your kind heart and friendship. Prayers to your family and friends. I will miss you….😞 Xx

  • Sorry to hear of the passing of Steve. He will be missed. Family and friends will be in our thoughts and prayers. Tom and Susan

  • Steve Sheldon….You my friend are one of the dearest people I ever had the pleasure of knowing! The stunning red hair and a smile that lit up any room you entered! I met you late in life (when you were a Senior in High School). I will never forget the day my daughter, Krystal Forman, came home from Tri-Rivers and announced that she was going to HOMECOMING
    with Steve Sheldon!! My response…Well, you will not be going anywhere with this young man until I meet him personally myself! Yes, I did meet Steve and within seconds I knew he would be a fine suitor to take my daughter out!!
    Steve, through the years that followed, we shared many tears, laughter, joy, frustrations, and everything in between. You were a caring person, a person after God’s own heart. I so ever enjoyed the times I was privileged to hear you sing….What a JOYFUL noise those lungs of yours made!! We didn’t always get to meet or talk in person but through Social Media we did keep in touch!
    Through you I was able to meet your wonderful mother, Brenda Sheldon. Brenda, you raised a legend. There is and will only ever be ONE (1) Steven P Sheldon. A unique, and one of a kind guy!! The sarcasam I never understood, and you always laughed at me for not getting it. Your jokes were unique and always brought laughter to all!
    RIP my forever friend….Fly with the Angels…I know you entered those Golden Gates with thanksgiving in your heart & making a Joyful Noise Unto The Lord!!!