Floyd G. Stine
age 84, of New Philadelphia died Thursday, March 7, 2013, in Aultman Hospital at Canton. A son of the late Earl and Viola (Fox) Stine, Floyd was born in his family's St. Clair Avenue home at New Philadelphia on May 31, 1928. At the age of nine, Floyd became the foster son of the late C. Foster and Lucille Flora of New Philadelphia. He graduated from New Philadelphia High School in 1947 and received his B.A. in Business Administration from Muskingum College in 1951. Floyd was awarded a Master's of Elementary Education Administration from Kent State University in 1957. For a number of years, Floyd taught fifth and sixth grade at Central Elementary at New Philadelphia before taking on the role of Principal at Dover Avenue and South Elementary schools within the Dover City School District. He later served the Claymont City Schools as the Principal for Northside and Park Elementary schools. While at Claymont, he was charged with the task of District Bus Coordinator and, Director of Title 1 Language Arts Program. He later oversaw the development and became the first director of the Tuscarawas County Head Start program. Professionally, Floyd was associated with the Tuscarawas County Principal's Association, The Ohio Education Association, and the National Education Association. As a community minded individual, Floyd enjoyed his involvement as a member of the New Philadelphia Kiwanis and later joined the Claymont Rotary Club. He was a 60 year member of Lodge #177 of the F&A.M. at New Philadelphia and a longtime member of the First Presbyterian Church at New Philadelphia where he served as a Deacon and Elder. As an accomplished violinist, Floyd performed with the New Philadelphia High School Orchestra, the Muskingum College Orchestra, and the Tuscarawas Philharmonic. He also played as a member of the orchestra in productions for the Little Theatre and Claymont High School. Floyd was also a member of a musical trio with Lucille Flora on piano, Olivia Dougherty on cello, and he on the violin; as they provided music for numerous wedding receptions and social events through the years. Floyd will be remembered for his love of the game of golf having played on courses locally and throughout the state. He also enjoyed boating and fishing on many of the MWCD lakes.
On Sept. 7, 1949, he married the love of his life, Elizabeth Stoller, who is the daughter of the late Myrtle and Edwin Stoller. The couple have shared in 63 years of marriage and raised four daughters, Lucy Stine of New Philadelphia, Lora Steele of Bolivar, Lisa Ann (Alan) Kover of Dublin, Ohio, and Lynn (Michael) Zarra of Wellington, Fla. Seven grandchildren, Tom (Amanda) Steele of Tuscarawas, David (Mallori) Steele of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Michael (Libby) Steele, of Columbus, Jenny (Rick) Falhaber of Cincinnati, Bryan (Faith) Kover of Macedonia, Kristin Kover, and Kaitlyn (Eric) Kover-Fanin, all of Dublin, Ohio; six great-grandchildren, Violet Steele, Azalea Steele, Levi Steele, Alexander Steele, Jade Kover, and Colt Kover complete the family. In addition to his parents, foster parents, and mother and father-in-law, Floyd is preceded in death by his twin brother, Lloyd; a brother, Donald Stine; and four sisters, Shirley Wykoff, Maxine Freetag, Earlene Wigfield, and Peggy Dummermuth.
Cremation will be through Geib's Tuscarawas Valley Crematory at Dover. A graveside service will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions in Floyd's name may be directed to a
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Published in The Times Reporter on Mar. 9, 2013