Shaker Heights, Ohio


Shaker Heights, Ohio


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Died peacefully at home at Judson Manor in Cleveland, OH on September 19, 2019 at the age of 80, after recent heart surgery. Steve was a trailblazing African American leader in government and philanthropy, a generous mentor, and dedicated family man. Steve is survived by his daughter Michele Minter and her husband Jeffrey Yuan of Plainsboro, NJ and their children Brian and Mira; by his daughter Caroline Minter Hoxby and her husband Blair Hoxby of Stanford, CA; and by his daughter Robyn Minter Smyers and her husband Bert Smyers of Shaker Heights, OH and their children Thomas, Charlotte and Shannon. He is also survived by his brother Michael Minter and his wife Ruth of San Antonio, TX; his brother Larry Minter and his wife Gwen of Shaker Heights, OH; his brother Richard Minter and his wife Elaine of Windham, OH; his sister Rosemary Pope and her husband William of Shaker Heights, OH; and his brother Christopher Minter and his wife Cheryl of Columbus, OH. He was predeceased by his beloved wife Dolly, his brother Anthony Minter and his sister Rosalind Edwards. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to any of the following: Steven and Dolly Minter Scholarship, Baldwin Wallace University, Center for Philanthropy, 275 Eastland Rd., Berea, OH 44017, Steven and Dolly Minter Endowment Fund, Cleveland State University Foundation, 2121 Euclid Ave., UN 501, Cleveland, OH 44115-2214 or to Steve A. and Dolly Minter Scholarship Fund, Case Western Reserve University, Office of Advancement Services, 10900 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, OH 44106-7035. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, November 2, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at Fairmount Presbyterian Church, 2757 Fairmount Blvd., Cleveland Hts., OH 44118. For further information, directions and to sign the guestbook, please log online to:

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Steve shared freely his gifts. His accomplishments serve as an encouragement to us all to be are best individually and collectively.

a blessing to have known him, thank you, sir, for your service and dedication; well-done, rest in peace

Steve Minter! What an amazing person! It was a joy to work for him and with him.
His contributions toward strengthening and advancing the practice and impact of philanthropy are imeasurable. He led the field in ways that inspired so many others.

Steve is now resting in the arms of the angels. Memory Eternal!

God Bless the entire Minter family. Sorry for the loss of this great and loving man. We share your lost. He was a man of our community as well as the world.
We are grateful for all. Rest in Heavenly peace, sir.

This is Marge Schwallie and the late Ed Schwallie. Ed respected Steve so much and enjoyed working with him years ago. Marge remembered Dolly when she had their first child. Marge's prayers are with the entire Minter family.

God bless,Mr. Minter! We thank you for shining brightly and helping build a better world.

May this great man rest in peace. My condolences.