Stephen Robert "Steve" Lewis

July 21, 1944 - October 27, 2018
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Steve Lewis, ‘Nearly Famous’, age 74 of Lima, passed at 2:08 p.m., Saturday, October 27, 2018 at home, surrounded by his family. He was born July 21, 1944 in Norwood, Ohio to the late Stephen and Madella Aust Lewis.

Stephen graduated Norwood High School. He was very proud to have served in the U.S. Navy. He was a member of St. Charles Catholic Church. He started out being an accountant and then spent over 25 years being an on air announcer with T-102 radio. He was a golden glove boxer in the Welter weight class, winning the Golden Gloves in 1962.

Surviving are 2 daughters – Stephanie (Jeff) Schmidt of Dallas, Texas; Kathryn Lewis of Lima; 5 grandchildren – Josilyn, Tierre, Esse, Reiller, Destin, a son-in-law – Mario Wilkins of Lima; 2 former wives – Rosilyn Menendez Lewis of Tampa, FL; and Marcia Wicker Lewis of Lima.

He was preceded in death by a brother – Terry Lewis.

Funeral services will begin 1:00 p.m., Thursday, November 1, 2018 at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville. Rev. Kent Kaufman officiating. Military Rites will be observed by V.F.W. Post 1275 of Lima.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to services at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Charles Catholic Church.

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Date: Thursday, November 1, 2018

Time: 12:00 pm

Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Inc.


311 West Main Street, Cridersville, OH, 45806

Service Information

Date: Thursday, November 1, 2018

Time: 1:00 pm

Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Inc.


311 West Main Street, Cridersville, OH, 45806


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Born: July 21, 1944
Died: October 27, 2018

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Dennis Shreefer posted on 10/30/18

What a great obit picture of one of my favorite radio colleagues. Steve was always just on the edge of some kind of mischief and fun and his personality is captured perfectly in the photo. The days of T-102 and WIMA were made all the more compelling and pleasurable by Steve and, sadly, those who have passed before him; Gordy, Tom, Dixie (way too soon), and yes, Les, who kept everybody on their toes. I miss them all and others who Steve will now join. Wandering into the T-102 studios was always an adventure. I made it a point to check in every day to share laughs and the possibility that Steve would occasionally put me on the air without warning and with a surprise question. Steve was a unique personality. Who knew about his boxing exploits? He was not one to brag. Of all the markets, large and small, where I plied my trade, I most enjoyed T-102 and WIMA...always something percolating. I don't want to be maudlin. I just want to say, I'm glad I got to hang around with Steve for those times we shared being wiseacres. From the Navy to Accountant to boxing champ to Country DJ...what a life!!! Condolences to daughters and family. Say hi to the gang up there, Steve