Steven H. Barbour P.E.
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BARBOUR Steven H. Barbour, P.E., age 58, of Upper Arlington, died Wednesday, July 22, 2009 at The O.S.U. Medical Center following injuries sustained while riding his bicycle on Saturday, July 18, 2009. He was born May 14, 1951 in Portsmouth, Oh., son of Hercules and Caroline (Miniotis) Barbour. Steve was a civil engineer with the Ohio Department of Transportation retiring after 25 years of service. Previously he was employed by R.D. Zande & Associates for several years. Steve gave the gift of life to others by being a tissue donor. He is survived by his mother, Caroline Barbour; sister and brother-in-law, Diane and William Davidson, St. Joseph, Mich.; nieces, Jennifer Hamilton and her husband, Mark and Christina Davidson; great nephew, Jacob Hamilton; aunt and uncles, Angeline (Leo) Lenzini, Highland Park, Ill. and James Wright, Columbus, Oh.; cousins, Toni Wright, Stephanie (Dan) Baker and their children, Christopher and Alexis, Jamie (John) Manning and their sons, Michael and Nicholas; Anita (Frank) Meyers and their daughter, Katie Meyers. Steve was preceded in death by his father Hercules "Herky" Barbour, aunts and uncles Anna Miniotis, Angero Wright and Tom and Stacy Barbour. He was a 1969 graduate of Whetstone High School and received a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from The Ohio State University in 1973. He was a member of The Annunciation, Greek Orthodox Cathedral. Steve had a passion for cycling. He was a member of Columbus Outdoor Pursuits and has been leading rides since the 1980s. He's participated and volunteered in TOSRV, Columbus Fall Challenge, and Top of Ohio rides. He's been awarded the prize for cycling the most miles to the Hilly Hundred in Bloomington, Ind. several times. Steve especially enjoyed the Randonneur Rides (long distance, timed, unsupported rides) and Boston-Montreal-Boston. He was well known and liked in the Central Ohio cycling community. Steve will be remembered for his kind spirit, his eagerness to help, his concern for others, his sense of humor and his love for uphill riding. He will be deeply missed by family and friends. The family would like to thank the staff of the OSU Medical Center and Lifeline of Ohio for the compassionate and professional care provided for Steve and the family. Friends may call 4-7 p.m. Sunday, July 26, 2009 at SCHOEDINGER NORTHWEST CHAPEL, 1740 Zollinger Road, where Trisagion Service will be held at 6:30 p.m. Sunday. Funeral Mass will be held 10 a.m. Monday, July 27, 2009 at The Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 555 North High Street, Columbus, Oh. 43215. Interment to follow at Union Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to MADD Ohio, 5900 Roche Dr. Suite 250, Columbus, Oh. 43229 or to the Memorial Fund at the Greek Orthodox Church, 555 North High Street, Columbus, Oh. 43215, in his memory. To send condolences to the family please visit

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Published in The Columbus Dispatch from Jul. 24 to Jul. 26, 2009.
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August 10, 2009
Dear family and friends of Steve,

Sorry, I just found out that Steve had died. I am very saddened to learn this and know that he will be missed. I have fond memories of Steve from dozens of group rides from the Groveport area. My deepest condolences to his family.

-Jack Byrom
Grand Junction, CO 81504
August 1, 2009
I saw Scott Nolte at church tonight and he told me about Steve's tragic death. My sweet friend, I am so sorry. I have read every one of these tributes. What an incredible man he was!
Sharon Wilkinson
July 30, 2009
Our sympathies to the family of our classmate, Steven Barbour.
Whetstone High School Class of 1969
July 30, 2009
Dear Carol: I was so saddened to hear of Steven's passing. I pray that our Lord, by the Power of the Holy Spirit, reveals Himself to you in an even greater measure and that He saturates you and your entire family in that "Peace that passes all understanding." Please know that you and yours are in our thoughts and prayers. Love in Him,
Anne (Zacharias) Henderson
July 28, 2009
We also rode with Steve in the OSU club in the 70s, and have such great memories of that time. Many rides to Prospect for ice cream, sprint signs, and introducing Steve to Chinese food! We greatly looked forward to his annual holiday card to hear of his latest adventures of long distance riding. This is a sad loss, and our thoughts and prayers are with the family. Steve, may you always have tailwinds.
Leslie and Doug Folkerth
July 28, 2009
To Steve's family, he was truly a gift, may you find comfort in all of these tributes. I also rode with Steve in the 70"s with the OSU club. Steve will remain a "paramount" in Ohio's cycling history
Gary Stewart
July 27, 2009
My old memories of Steve in the OSU cycling club are as clear as if they were yesterday. His passion for bicycling endured and endeared him to many that shared it with him. We used to tease Steve about his black cycling socks, Steve was ahead of his times as they are now all the vogue.
Brad Tewart
July 27, 2009
July 26, 2009
To Steve's family, I grieve with you today. He made everyone feel welcome on a ride, and never left anyone to ride by themselves. My dad, Ed Honton, always spoke well of Steve. As I sit here crying for your loss, my daughter reminds me that "He is in least they can talk with each other now." (Speaking of my dad and Steve.)
Monica Eggleton
July 26, 2009
Steve was always a pleasure to ride with. He was a true Randonneur.
Jon Allison
July 24, 2009
Steve was Saint Schwinn.......

He never allowed anyone to be dropped and never failed to encourage the meekest among us.

He was always there and is irreplaceable. Central Ohio cycling is diminished without him.

Wishing him tailwinds.
Jeremy Smith
July 24, 2009
Ample make this bed, make this bed with awe; in it wait till judgement break, excellent and fair
Be it mattress straight, be its pillow round let no sunrise yellow noise interrupt this ground. Emily Dickerson
Frank Stinehart
July 24, 2009
I met Steve while in law school at OSU and rode many a mile with him. Once you met him, you would not not forget him. He died sadly and much too soon.
Frank W Nagorka
July 24, 2009
To Steve's family, of which, I had the delightful pleasure of meeting this past week, know that you are in my thoughts and prayers daily. He was a friend to everyone who knew him. Know that Steve was truely loved by the cycling community in Ohio.
Donna Bush
July 24, 2009
It is the people you share the journey with that make time memorable and Steve was one of those people. Those of us who rode with him at OSU in the 70's will always value his memory.
Charles Lusco
July 24, 2009
Steve will always be remembered for his many unselfish contributions to the Columbus bicycling community for more than thirty years. We will carry forward his values with more conviction than ever.
Richard Beck
July 24, 2009
I am very sorry to have heard this news. God bless Steve's family and friends. Ride on in peace. You are in my thoughts and prayers
patricia hecher
July 24, 2009
To the Family:
I had the pleasure of knowing Steve during my career at ODOT. He was one of a kind ... funny, full of knowledge and loved to tell stories about his biking adventures. I will continue to keep the family in my prayers. Remember the Lord's promise, "He will never leave or forsake us!" God Bless
Dushon Johnson, ODOT
Dushon Johnson
July 24, 2009
Dushon Johnson
July 24, 2009
Steve was a friend from the Ohio State Cycling Club and I will always remember his kindness, his dedication to bicycling, his willingness to try new things (e.g. skiing!) and the special quirky manner he displayed which endeared him to his friends. He will be missed by all who knew him.
Carolyn Yingling Goldfarb
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