Stephen Mills Halliday

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HALLIDAY Stephen Mills Halliday, a lifelong resident of Bexley, died on Sunday, February 26, 2012 after a lengthy illness. Born on March 6, 1927 to Ernest R. and Violet Mills Halliday, Steve was a 1945 graduate of the Columbus Academy where he played football and basketball, was captain of the baseball team and President of the school. Following graduation, he served in the U.S. Naval Reserve, being stationed in the South Pacific during WW II. But Steve's proudest accomplishment was being a 1950 graduate of Princeton University where he majored in economics and was a member of The Tiger Inn eating club. Steve's early career included positions at the Federal Glass Company and Shaw-Barton advertising. In 1957, he joined Renite Company, a lubrication engineering firm founded by his father-in-law, and most recently guided the company into its 80th year as President and Board Chairman. Steve was a third generation member of the Broad Street Presbyterian Church where he ushered, served on the Board of Trustees and raised money for the church's building expansions. He also devoted himself to his wife and daughters' school, the Columbus School for Girls, where he was active in development work and served on the Board of Trustees for 10 years. He was a member of the Princeton Club (Columbus & NYC), the Columbus Club, Rocky Fork Hunt & Country Club, the Columbus Country Club, L'Arbre Croche Club (Harbor Springs, MI) and the Whitehall/Bexley Rotary Club. An avid tennis and paddle tennis player, Steve will be remembered for his determination and notably, his ability to win by verbal competition if athletic prowess failed him. Steve is preceded in death by his parents and his sister Anne Halliday Shaw. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth R. of Bexley; his three daughters, Lisa (and Damon Streeter) of Rancho Santa Fe, CA, Tracy of Dallas, TX and Stephanie (Leigh Giroux) of Rye, NY; five grandchildren, Alexandra, Charlotte and Olivia Giroux and Holly and Stephen Williams; and his brother, Peter B. (Janet) Halliday. A special thank you to God's angels, Debra and Aurelia, who cared for Steve in the last year of his life. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 21, 2012 at Broad Street Presbyterian Church, 760 E. Broad St. and family will receive friends immediately following service. Arrangements by SCHOEDINGER MIDTOWN CHAPEL. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Steve's memory can be made to the Church, Friends of Greenlawn, the Columbus School for Girls or the Columbus Academy. Condolences can be expressed at www.Schoedinger.com.
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Columbus, OH 43215
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Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Apr. 15, 2012
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