Steven Ray Bristow

April 30, 1952 ‒ February 27, 2019

Marion, Ohio

Steven Ray Bristow, age 66 of Marion, passed away Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at Marion General Hospital.

Steve was born on April 30, 1952 in New Jersey, the son of the late Harold “Wayne” and Dorothy Lee (Doyle) Bristow.

Steve proudly served his country during the Vietnam War, serving in the United States Army, being stationed in Germany. After his honorable discharge, Steve worked as a truck driver and later as an associate at Lowe’s.

Steve loved the outdoors and some of his favorite times were camping at Indian Lake where he enjoyed boating and late night bonfires. He was also a sports enthusiast and enjoyed to bowl. In addition, he was an avid fan of the Ohio State Buckeyes, Cleveland Browns and the Cleveland Indians. But above all, Steve will be remembered as a loving dad, grandfather, great grandfather, brother and friend.

He is survived by his children: Chris Bristow, Stephanie (Jeff) Sisson and Carrie Murphy; 10 grandchildren; 1 great grandchild and siblings: Valerie (Daryl) Gates and Lisa (Mike) McClain.

A celebration of Steve’s life will be Sunday, March 3, 2019 at BlueFusion Entertainment, 1340 Mt Vernon Ave, Marion from 4PM to 7PM.

If so desired, donations may be made to Stephen J Chaney VFW Post 7201, 1614 Marion Marysville Rd. Marion, Ohio 43302.

The Snyder Funeral Homes of Marion are honored to be assisting the Bristow family; condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting


  • So sorry to hear this. My heart goes out to Steve’s family and friends. We hung out LOTS in our teen years. Wish we could have connected again to relive our great times together. God bless him and Val and Lisa.

  • To the Bristow family,
    Please accept our sympathies and prayers for the passing of Steve.
    The Ron Nelson Family

  • Sorry to hear of your loss. May God’s face shine upon Steve and your family. May he console you all and give you his peace.

  • My sincere condolences to the family on the loss of your loved one. True comfort comes by drawing close to God (Psalms 83:18) in prayers so He (God) can draw close to you in return. (James 4:8).

  • My big brother, that I looked up too! He was the man of the house when our dad had past for a few years until our mother had remarried. When he went into the service, I remember writing letters to each other. Also remember the motorcycle rides he took me on. Alot of fun! Great memories ❣️ Loved him so much💕 I will dearly miss him!!! So sorry, sis, my nephew, neices and their kids and his friends. We’ll meet again someday. From Steve’s little sister, Lisa

  • Our deepest sympathy to the family. Meet Steve and Ruth through bowling at Morrow County. Very nice guy. Tom and Linda Ullom