Steven A. “Steve” Underwood
March 23, 1954 ‒ August 05, 2017
Steven A. “Steve” Underwood, age 63 of Ostrander died unexpectedly at home Saturday, August 5, 2017.
He was born on March 23, 1954 in Columbus to Tom L. Underwood of Ostrander and the late Mary Ann (Vickers) Underwood. Over the years Steve worked in the real estate and carpentry trades, retiring after 25 years as the street superintendent for the Village of Powell.
Described as a modern day pioneer and mountain man, he enjoyed a passion for the outdoors. He was a craftsman of furniture, knives, bows, and jewelry. He enjoyed riding his Hog, canoeing, kayaking, muzzle shooting, hunting arrow heads, and back yard campfires. Steve also played the banjo, was fond of animals, blue grass music, reading, the beach, and the western states, especially Utah.
Full of life, he was everything to his family. He was a true minimalist and all-natural. With a creative and brilliant mind, he was generous, fun loving, and ornery to his core. At home on his back porch along the river or the southern hills of Ohio were his favorite places.
He was a perpetual teenager, who was large in heart. Steve will be remembered for his self-reliance and happy ways, but most importantly for the love of his “Darlins” or daughters and precious grandchildren.
In addition to his father Tom, those left to cherish his memory include his Darlins: Tawnya Underwood (Ali Khodadad) of Cincinnati, Jessica (Jon) Henson of Lewis Center, Laura Underwood (Zach Duzan) of Delaware, grandchildren: Landen, Jillian, Lucas, Gabriella, Cyrus, Darius, mother of his children Teresa (Blahnik) Underwood of Upper Arlington, sister Vicki Underwood of Columbus, nieces, nephews, and countless loyal friends.
Friends may call from 4:00 -7:00 p.m. Thursday at the Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center, 101 Valleyside Dr., at W. William St., Delaware, Ohio 43015, where Celebration of Life services will follow at 7:00 p.m. with Celebrant Marvin Hintz officiating.
Campfire services of shared stories and memories will be held Friday.
In lieu of flowers contribution can be made to the Steven Underwood Memorial Fund, 101 Valleyside Dr., Delaware, Ohio 43015, which will be used to support causes and charities close to Steve’s heart.
Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com