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James Henry Steen Obituary
James Henry Steen
died on June 17, 2013 at home in Providence, Utah, where he had been residing. He was born on May 15, 1919 in Uhrichsville, Ohio and resided in Canton, Ohio until 2012. He is survived by three daughters, Pamela Steen Bartlett of Baton Rouge, La., Julie Steen Brokaw and her husband, Marty Clement, of Canton, and Ellen Steen Dolny and her husband, Dennis, of Providence, Utah; as well as eight grandchildren, Rebecca and Drew Bartlett, Austin and Nicholas Bentley, Meghan, Greg, Meredith, and Madeline Dolny; and one great-granddaughter, Luna Bentley. He was preceded in death by his parents, Anna and William James Steen; his wife of 64 years, Helen Dale Renneckar Steen; and his sisters, Olive Anne Pretty and Rosemary Thomas. Jim was a graduate of Miami University of Ohio. In World War II, he served on the U.S.S. Texas during the D-Day invasion of Normandy and also in the Pacific where saw the flag being raised on Iwo Jima. He later served in the Korean Conflict. He worked at The Timken Company for over 40 years in the Steel Sales Division. He was a lifelong member of Christ Presbyterian Church and sang in the choir for 50 years. He was a devoted son and a loving, steadfast husband, father, uncle, neighbor and friend. He truly delighted in each of his grandchildren. He will be remembered for his love of all things beautiful -- especially his home and yard. He shared his talents and trees with many neighbors and friends. All who knew him respected his kindness, generosity and integrity. He will be profoundly missed and his family will strive to carry forward his values of fairness, honesty, and loyalty -- and his love of trees.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013 at 11 a.m. at Christ Presbyterian Church and visitation will be in the church parlor at 10 a.m. prior to the memorial service. In lieu of flowers, Jim requested that donations be made to the Music Fund at Christ Presbyterian Church, 530 Tuscarawas Street West, Canton, OH, 44702.

Published in The Repository from Aug. 29 to Aug. 31, 2013
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