Steve, 90, was called by our Lord to Heaven on April 28, 2018 with his loving family with him. Steve was born on July 1, 1927 in Weirton, W. Va. to Mary and Steve Dishauzi.
Steve played basketball and baseball at Weirton High School, but baseball was where he was highly successful. Steve made the West Virginia All-State Baseball Team in 1945. The left-handed pitcher led the Weir High Riders to the 1945 state baseball title. He pitched the perfect game in a 1-0 victory, hitting the winning home run in the semi-finals. The Pirates and Braves made major league offers to Steve, but he went on to the Navy instead, and then to college.
Steve then married the love of his life, Katherine Grubic. They moved to Glennville State College where he received his Teaching Degree. He later earned his Master’s Degree in Education Administration at West Virginia University. His first teaching position was at Freeport High School, where he also coached the only two sports they had, basketball and baseball. In ten seasons of coaching the basketball team, Steve never had a losing season, winning 6 league championships. Due to his coaching success, Steve was inducted to the Harrison County Sports Hall of Fame, and the Mid-Eastern Ohio Seven County Sports Hall of Fame.
After being a teacher, counselor, principal and coach at Freeport, Steve moved his family to Akron to become the Guidance Counselor at Ellet High School. He eventually became the Vice Principal and Principal at Ellet. Prior to fully retiring, Steve served six years as the head of the department of guidance at St. Mary/St. Vincent High School.
Steve loved dancing and traveling with Kay, playing golf, and being with his family. Steve had a strong faith, being very devoted to our Lord’s Mass and prayer.
Dad is reunited with Kay, his son Matthew (Marquita) and his parents, who preceded him in death.
Dad will be missed by his brother Michael (Angie), son Stephen (Debbie), daughter Kathy (John), his seven grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.
We want to thank the most wonderful, caring people of Liberty II, Coal Ridge, Apostolic Christian Village, and Western Reserve Hospice.
Friends may call Monday, May 7th, from 5-8 p.m. at Hilliard-Rospert Funeral Home, Wadsworth, Ohio. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Sacred Heart Church on Tuesday, May 8th, at 9:30 a.m. with burial to follow at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Western Reserve Hospice, 17876 St. Clair Ave., Cleveland, OH 44110, or Apostolic Christian Village, 10680 Steiner Rd., Rittman, OH 44270.