Steven E. German, 67, of Corning, Ohio, passed away peacefully and with dignity surrounded by his family at 1:50 PM, on Thursday, September 21, 2017, at Genesis Hospice Morrison House in Zanesville following a life well lived and a battle with pancreatic cancer.
Steve was born on May 29, 1950 in Zanesville and was the son of the late Wallace and Rosalie (Ogg) German. Steve was a lifelong resident of Southeastern Ohio, he attended Crooksville High School and was a graduate of the class of 1968. He went on to pursue a lifelong career in education and attended Ohio University and Xavier University where he received his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees, respectively.
Steve is survived by his devoted and loving wife of 36 years, Teresa Schmelzer-German; his son and daughter-in-law, Brandon and Ashley German of Corning; his daughter and son-in-law Julie German-Murrey and Doug Murrey of Spokane, Washington; his beloved granddaughters, Sydney and Camryn German of Corning; numerous cherished friends; his best pal, Morgan, a Border Collie; and his brothers, Ray German and Ron German.
One of Steve’s passions was helping students and teachers find success. He was fulfilled by building lifelong relationships, which he believed was a key component to a successful education. He started his teaching career at Crooksville High School where he taught industrial arts from 1975-1977. He then moved to Maysville Local Schools where he served passionately as an industrial arts teacher, basketball coach, middle school principal, and high school principal from 1977 until his retirement in 2005. After his retirement, he enjoyed working part-time as a tour guide for Main Street Tours where he led school trips to Gettysburg, Washington DC, and New York City, and he could be found spectating many Maysville athletic events.
Steve was happiest when he was spending time with family and friends on his deck, restoring classic cars, playing golf and testing Teresa’s cooking. He also took great joy in teaching his granddaughter Sydney how to golf and play basketball, finding ways to make his granddaughter Camryn smile and laugh, and taking his annual winter trip to Florida with Teresa and Morgan.
Steve was loved by many and will be greatly missed. Please join us for a Celebration of a Life Well Lived at the Maysville High School Cafeteria at 3725 PANTHER DR., ZANESVILLE, OH 43701 on Sunday, October 1 from 2-5 pm. A service, officiated by Pastor Brian Law, will begin at 5pm. In keeping with his wishes Steve was cremated.
Contributions may be made in Steve’s memory to Genesis Hospice and Palliative Care, 713 Forest Ave., Zanesville, OH 43701. Envelopes will be available at the Celebration of Life.
You may read the obituary, sign the ONLINE REGISTER BOOK (MEMORY WALL) and share a special memory with the family at www.goebelfuneralhome.com and like us on Facebook.
Goebel Funeral Home, 36 N. Buckeye St. Crooksville is caring for the German family.
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So sorry to hear of Steve’s passing. Will miss seeing and speaking to him at Maysville games.
Submitted by Craig Shook on Sep 23 2017 10:34:08 AM
Sorry for your lost. May you have comfort in your memories and family I'm this time of sorrow.
Submitted by Diana and Casey Shuster (Bonnie Ogg Watts daughter) on Sep 23 2017 10:27:10 AM
My deepest condolences to Teresa and family.
Submitted by Ellen Nist on Sep 23 2017 09:28:02 AM
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Ellen Nist lit a candle on Sep 23 2017 09:26:27 AM
Steve, a terrific person, husband, father and friend. My thoughts are with Teresa, Brandon, Julie and Morgan. Prayers and hugs to all of you.
Submitted by Peggy Burns on Sep 23 2017 08:13:44 AM
So sorry to hear of his passing, thinking of your family during this difficult time. He was our industrial arts teacher at Maysville jr high, and now Brandon has taught our son. Maysville class of 85,87 & 21.
Submitted by Dennis, Kim (Clark) & Adam Busssy on Sep 23 2017 08:13:25 AM
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Rod Buckley lit a candle on Sep 23 2017 08:07:55 AM
Mr.German was my middle school principal. He always commanded attention because everyone was in awe of his height! I can remember he always had to duck to get through the doors! He was always fair and kind and will be missed. Prayers to his family!
Submitted by Kayla Paxton on Sep 23 2017 07:57:27 AM
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Al and Linda Lunn lit a candle on Sep 23 2017 07:46:49 AM
I have very fond memories of this wonderful man. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.
Submitted by Julie Goebel on Sep 23 2017 06:56:29 AM
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