Steven J. Sayre

Born: Wed., Dec. 21, 1966
Died: Thu., Mar. 15, 2012


Visitation

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM, Sat., Mar. 24, 2012
Location: Bolin-Dierkes Funeral Home


Celebration of Life

1:00 PM Sat., Mar. 24, 2012
Location: Bolin-Dierkes Funeral Home


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Steven J. Sayre, 45, of Columbus, died at 6:10 a.m. Thursday, March 15, 2012 at his residence.  He was born December 21, 1966, in Zanesville, a son of James C. and Vicki P. Sayre of Zanesville.  He worked in the parts supply department for Lane Aviation.  He was a musician and had a passion for music.  He was a member of several bands in and around Columbus.

Surviving in addition to his parents are a sister, Mary (Jason) Messick of Reynoldsburg; two brothers, Shon (Robin) Sayre of Baltimore, OH and Jeffrey (Kathy) Sayre of Findlay, OH; a niece, Angela Renee Sayre; a nephew, James Tredwyn Messick; great grandmother, Grace Roberts of Skowhegan, ME; several aunts, uncles and cousins; and a special friend, Sherry Baker of Columbus.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Victor Roberts and Mary and Leo Sayre.

Friends and family may call from 11:00 a.m. until time of life celebration at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, March 24, 2012 at the Bolin-Dierkes Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 1271 Blue Ave., Zanesville with Pastor Linda Morrrow officiating.  Burial will take place at a later date at Zanesville Memorial Park Cemetery.

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Ken Hambrick
   Posted Fri March 16, 2012
On behalf of the Cessna Field Service Team, we extend our most sincere sympathy to the Steve Sayre family and the Lane Aviation team members. Steve was a bright light in the aviation community and will be missed. Prayers and thoughts are being sent your way!

Gene Santi
   Posted Fri March 16, 2012
We thought of Steve as a friend, then as a customer. Lots of fun on the phone every he called. All of us at Trimcraft Aviation, Gene, Brian, Missy and Tanya will sincerely miss him and think of his great personality for some time to come.

Most Sincerely,

Gene Santi

BRAD ROHL
   Posted Fri March 16, 2012
YOU WILL BE TRUELY MISSED. ALWAYS IMPROVED MY DAY TALKING TO YOU. MY KIDS LOVED VISITING THE PARTS STORE. ALL OF US HERE AT T&G FLYING CLUB WILL MISS YOU.

Sheri Castle
   Posted Fri March 16, 2012
My heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Steve and I first met on the football field of Zanesville High School when I had travelled from Columbus to help judge a marching band competition with my director. We were both seniors, and he had walked up while I was talking to another one of his drum line mates. Twenty years later, we met again on a different field - Aviation. Steve had a much better memory of that first meeting than I. He was more than a customer, he was a good friend, a great person, and someone I admired for his care and dedication to his parents. He loved you all so much, and will be missed by many.

Jeff Dunsmore
   Posted Fri March 16, 2012
R.I.P my dear friend. I am a fellow friend and musician. I had the privilege of playing with Steve back in the early 90''s with Troy Hickle and Shot London. We referred to Steve as L.P. which was a reference to Little Professor for his passion for Neil Peart and the band RUSH.

My heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with you, your family, and your friends my brutha. (Yes, that is slang and he was a brother to me ALWAYS). Steve''s passion for music touched my heart and soul, and his influence will remain with me forever.

I have a concert in Pennsylvania on Saturday. If I can work things out to pay my respects, I will be there. If I can''t make it, PLEASE forgive me and just know that every note I play on Saturday night will be dedicated to Steve.

Brothers always,
GOD BLESS,
Jeff Dunsmore

Julie aka
   Posted Fri March 16, 2012
Steven, brother in Heaven, wow, the power of God!!!!!!! I feel like one of my ribs was just taken out, so close to me.....and glued to me almost......just when I am so tired of living on this Earth and I am so caught up in the things around me.....it''s like I am just awestruck, I remember how much better it is to be with God and I am reminded that our pain and suffering on this Earth is TEMPORARY and in a light''s flash, he will take you just as he made you. In my memory my precious friend. I will continue to shine the light in your name!! I am going to play statues and freeze in your name as the best drummer on the face of this Earth, including Peart! Love you man!!

I think of you my friend, who played an integral part in my life, a light, a helper of God you were! My customer at Big Bear, my assistant manager at Red Lobster and believed in the potential of others and did everything to go out of their way to help them be the best they could be, my connection to my big sister Teresa, - my, well, everything!

The Lord is bringing his son back home! His angel, helper on the face of this Earth, and smile and friend to many. So many reminders of you in all the things that I do every day, in my life, and at my job every day....! So we have lost contact over the years but you have marked my heart and my memory forever and I know that I will see you again......

In the name of the Lord, Steven!

LOVE YOU IN SO MUCH THAT WORDS CANNOT EXPRESS - "wingy"

Bill Vollmer
   Posted Fri March 16, 2012
I worked for Steve way back in 1988 when he ran the Domino''s in Heath. I used to look him up when I came home on leave from the Navy, then finally lost track of him. It made me very happy to find him again on Facebook awhile back, and I was surprised to see that we had both drifted toward aviation. I''ll always remember Steve for his love of music and his positive attitude.

You will be missed, Steve.


Julie aka "Wingy"
   Posted Sat March 17, 2012
Brother Steve, man.....I am back writing again!

In condolences from my family and friends as well. You brought so many happy memories to our life and struck so many opportunities!!!

All those happy memories you brought to my life - we brought Betty to see you in concert at the Fairgrounds Church House, we sang the Bloated Cat song, your crazy cat (the name, can't remember - Boo or Mittens or something the black one was battin' at me, your awesome red drumset, your car, your awesome long blonde hair, the crazy braids, Otterbein, my stove-cooked macaroni, the ducks at my pond, Chump Change .......you knew my sister, Teresa, who I did not know and met her way before I got to meet her and grow up with her.....you grew up with my first assistant manager from Big Bear........WOW WHAT ELSE CAN I SAY BROTHER??? I HAD TO LEAVE A SECOND EPITAPH.

I JUST WANT TO SAY THANK YOU FOR BEING THAT #1 POSITIVE INFLUENCE IN MY LIFE!

GOD TOUCHED MY SPIRIT TONIGHT!! After I heard of the news....the first thing I saw when I walked downstairs I saw an ad from Tumbleweed that said Heaven's Steak and I had a joyful laugh.......the other night when it stormed I knew something was going in because it never goes on like that unless God is involved and he's taking a great person to Heaven and commending them for their hard work on this Earth.....

I cry thinking of your graces of you commending me on the work I do today. Thank you for being proud of me, Steven. YOU ARE THE GHOST OF A CHANCE - RUSH!!! Wow!

My father and my sister and my family, while you are in Heaven, keep them in your prayers! :) My father was driving to work in the storm.

MORE THAN WORDS`` WiNgY!!! (your crazy nickname for me)!!! Screech loves you too!

Julie aka
   Posted Sat March 17, 2012
Brother Steve, man.....I am back writing again!

In condolences from my family and friends as well. You brought so many happy memories to our life and struck so many opportunities!!!

All those happy memories you brought to my life - we brought Betty to see you in concert at the Fairgrounds Church House, we sang the Bloated Cat song, your crazy cat (the name, can''t remember - Boo or Mittens or something the black one was battin'' at me, your awesome red drumset, your car, your awesome long blonde hair, the crazy braids, Otterbein, my stove-cooked macaroni, the ducks at my pond, Chump Change .......you knew my sister, Teresa, who I did not know and met her way before I got to meet her and grow up with her.....you grew up with my first assistant manager from Big Bear........WOW WHAT ELSE CAN I SAY BROTHER??? I HAD TO LEAVE A SECOND EPITAPH.

I JUST WANT TO SAY THANK YOU FOR BEING THAT #1 POSITIVE INFLUENCE IN MY LIFE!

GOD TOUCHED MY SPIRIT TONIGHT!! After I heard of the news....the first thing I saw when I walked downstairs I saw an ad from Tumbleweed that said Heaven''s Steak and I had a joyful laugh.......the other night when it stormed I knew something was going in because it never goes on like that unless God is involved and he''s taking a great person to Heaven and commending them for their hard work on this Earth.....

I cry thinking of your graces of you commending me on the work I do today. Thank you for being proud of me, Steven. YOU ARE THE GHOST OF A CHANCE - RUSH!!! Wow!

My father and my sister and my family, while you are in Heaven, keep them in your prayers! :) My father was driving to work in the storm.

MORE THAN WORDS`` WiNgY!!! (your crazy nickname for me)!!! Screech loves you too!

Mark Smith
   Posted Sat March 17, 2012
Our thoughts and prayers are with Steve and his family. I had the privilege to work with Steve several years ago and as we worked together, we became good friends. He always gave 100% to whatever he was doing and would always stop to help a friend. Although we haven't seen each other in a while, I thought of him often and we kept in touch on facebook. You have to wonder why such a good man was taken so young but I guess God must have needed him more in heaven than here on earth. Rest in peace my friend, we will miss you.

Mike Dunkley, MMS Aviation
   Posted Sat March 17, 2012
We, at MMS Aviation, got to know Steve through his work in the parts department at Lane Aviation. Several years ago I when I met Steve on a more personal level I found him to be a man who cared for others and loved the Lord Jesus. In our interactions with Steve he always went above and beyond in his service to us and he was always interested in us as people. He also prayed for about some struggles I was going through and whenever we were on the phone he always asked how things were going. I (and I others at MMS Aviation) will miss him, yet I am sure he is in a better place with His Lord.
We send our condolences to Steve's family as you morn your loss.

Tom Shields
   Posted Sat March 17, 2012
In my life I have met a lot of people...none like Steve. A Brother in Christ that always rose to the occasion with an understanding of things not of this world, one of the few I have met that understood the war between the flesh and the Spirit. I will miss you Brother more than I can express, more than I can bear right now.
My sincere condolences to his family and his friends...he touched many lives and his rewards will be many.

Deedee Lawrence (Turner)
   Posted Sat March 17, 2012
Mr. and Mrs Sayre Steve was such a wonderful person and friend . A pure heart that is so hard to find. I have no words my heart is broken but we must move forward and see the positive and know we will all see him again and hear that great voice and see that smile again in heaven.
My prayers are with you and your family. Please let me know if there is anything I can do.


Rhonda S. Ramey
   Posted Sat March 17, 2012
Sayre family. My deepest, deepest sympathy goes out to you all. Steve was my best friend and my heart is truly broken. He was the sweetest man I know. His kindness and gentleness was so rare. He was an incredible drummer. We had a million laughs and some tears. I will miss him terribly. My prayers go out to you that The Lord will comfort you and bring you peace. I know he and I will meet again someday and My heart will be full of JOY. God be with you. Rhonda

Aimee at Indy Jet Services
   Posted Sun March 18, 2012
Steve was a ray of sunshine that I had the privilege of talking to almost every day. He was always so helpful and kind. He definitely knew his aircraft parts and never failed to help us in difficult situations. Steve had a work ethic that is almost rare to find. He enjoyed what he did, and his attitude was contagious. I will miss him dearly. My work days will not be the same. Everyone at Indy Jet Services sends their sincere condolences to the Sayre family and those who had the privilege of knowing Steve.

Ozzie Osborne
   Posted Sun March 18, 2012
I am sorry to hear about Steves passing. I will pray for peace,good health and Help for those family and friends in this time of need.

Ozzie Osborne (formerly of Zanesville,now Folsom Ca.)
and the whole Osborne Family of Ohio

Tom Taylor
   Posted Sun March 18, 2012
So sorry for the family and everyone noted his smile , Whit and pure love to help others. From the Taylor family may god be with the steve's family. At a loss for words

Robin Wheeler (Caw)
   Posted Sun March 18, 2012
To the Sayre family: I am so sorry for your loss, I knew who Steve was but was not what you call a close friend. He is with God now looking down upon you and I bet he is singing up a storm in heaven. A good person gone to soon but I guess God needed him more. God bless and my prayers will be with you. Robin Wheeler(Caw)

Vitatoe Aviation
   Posted Mon March 19, 2012
Our condolences, our thoughts and prayers are with your family. We enjoyed Steve as a friend and he was a great help to our Aviation Company. He will be sorely missed.

Der Miller (Der-Ling Barber
   Posted Mon March 19, 2012
My dearest Jim (DAD) and Vicki, I am still in shock and sadden by this terrible loss. I knew Steve way back in school and he could always make me laugh.That meant more to me than anyone could ever imagine. I consider him as a great friend even though we have not seen each otehr in forever. It was my blessing when we found each other again on facebook. He was one in a million and you guys are great parents and an inspiration to me. I love you all as my own family and may God bring you peace at this time of sarrow. Steve was loved by everyone he met all of his life and following in the music talen of his father. May heaven gain a great drummer. Always know you are in my heart and prayers. I LOVE you all very much. All of you have changed my life for the better. Steve, if you only knew just how much I looked up to you all of my life. I am so lost without you.

Der Miller

Jill Sayre
   Posted Mon March 19, 2012
Jim, Vicki, Mary, Jeff, and Shon - I am so very sorry for the loss of your son and brother. This has left an unimaginably big hole in your hearts and my own. It seems unfair and unreal to mourn someone with so much Charisma, Charm, and Passion. I wish you peace and healing. -Jill

Mike Mechlin
   Posted Mon March 19, 2012
To the Sayre family, I am very sorry for your loss. I only knew Steve briefly through music. Steve was a great drummer and an equally great person. He will be missed by all who knew him.

Sonya
   Posted Mon March 19, 2012
To the Sayre Family but most of all to my friend Steve…
You have a son and brother to be so proud of, he was an amazing person….Steve was the light of my brightest days; we talked about everything and nothing at all sometimes. We always tried to be there for each other and this time I fell short…I’m so sorry.. Steve…..we both worked too much and didn’t live enough in the moment…
This came as such a shock and I still can’t believe my best friend is gone. It’s so not fair to take such a great man so soon…he always smiled, he was honest and true.
Steve …I know you are looking down now saying don’t cry babe, I’m ok and I will watch over you until you get here…to share that great island experience again with me. I promise to take you with me on every trip I take from now until I see you again in heaven. We will see another private moon again, I promise.
I will truly miss you …my friend and the wonderful sounds you made with every band you were in. You thought me to listen to love of music… Enjoy your new life in heaven w/o the pain. Thank you for the kind words that you shared 3 weeks ago with me…..it meant the world to me to hear you say what you did, I will hold those words of yours very dear to my heart.
For you only Steve, as you will get it “NM” my love…I know you are smiling from heaven right now..I just wish I had 1 more day to be with you, to tell you what a wonderful man you were in my life.
Thank you so much for the impact you had on my life… Yours always, Sonya aka “Kitten”

Kevin Mason
   Posted Tue March 20, 2012
Steve, man I am going to miss you. You were far more than just a drummer. You were a great friend to me and I cherished the relationship we had and the multiple drum lessons you gave. You were like family to me and will miss calling you just to chat every few weeks. I look forward to seeing you again some day.

Kevin Mason

Todd Smith
   Posted Tue March 20, 2012
Sayre Family & Friends,

May I express my deep sadness in hearing of your loss. I pray for
God to strenghten and comfort you all during this time. Steve and I
played in the drum line together at ZHS. His hard work developed a
talented and passionate musician.

Sincerely,
Todd Smith

Lorna Davis
   Posted Tue March 20, 2012
Sayre Family,

Steve was also a part of our family, and his passing has created much sorrow. He was my son's best friend because he was caring, loyal, and nonjudgemental of others. A wonderful person who will be remembered for all the good things that really matter.


Stephani Hardin, Honaker Aviation
   Posted Tue March 20, 2012
I am so blessed to have known Steve. He became not only a great contact in the aviation world, but a good friend too. The word SUNSHINE will always make me think of Steve. He loved his family, job, and band. He will be missed by all.
My condolences to the Sayre family,
Stephani Hardin
Parts Manager, Honaker Aviation

Eric Davis
   Posted Tue March 20, 2012
Condolences to the family. Steve was one Hell of a drummer from Jr High and on. R.I.P Steve.

Betsy Crook
   Posted Wed March 21, 2012
My condolences to Steve''''s family. I have really enjoyed my time working with Steve and our lighthearted conversations over the phone. I was always happy to hear his voice on the other end of the line. He will be truly missed and was a great asset to the aviation world.

CAROLYN COSGRAVE
   Posted Thu March 22, 2012
My condolences to the Sayre family, I worked with Steve at Maria Adornetto''s.
He was a polite and careing young man, he will be truly missed.

Sincerely Carolyn Cosgrave

Merle O. Heldman
   Posted Thu March 22, 2012
Dear Jim & Vickie, I would like to express my deepest sympathy on the loss of your son Steve.

Cindy Collins
   Posted Thu March 22, 2012
Dear Jim and Vicki and family, I just want you to know how much Larry and I loved Steve. He was an incredible person. He was always loving, kind and considerate. He was helpful and generous to a fault. He was funny and sincere. He always called us by his "pet" nicknames for us whether on the phone or in a card. He called Larry "Buck" because of his love of deer hunting and he called me "Stumpy" stemming from the time we were playing a card game and I tried to pass off a phony answer telling him there was a cartoon called Stumpy the Frog. He didn''''t buy it but tagged me "Stumpy" after that. He will indeed be missed by all who knew and loved him, most especially you, his family. Family was always very important to him. Our deepest sympathy in this time of loss. Larry and Cindy Collins

Ed Rusch
   Posted Fri March 23, 2012
To all Steve's family and friends, we here at PrimeAERO in Marysville will miss him greatly. The news of his sudden passing last week was quite a shock. If we were in a spot for a part, we could always count on Steve to find a way to help us out. The best part of communication with Steve was his constant good humor. It was always "Hey! How ya' doin! What do ya need buddy?" May he and all of you be blessed. He will be sorely missed.
Sincerely,
Ed Rusch
PrimeAERO, Inc.

Janet Hays
   Posted Fri March 23, 2012
I didn't know Steven,but reading the other condolences I get a picture of the person he was, a product of the influences of his parents and family. My sincere condolences for your loss.Obser

Tina Reisinger
   Posted Fri March 23, 2012
Dear Sayre Family,
I am so sorry for your loss. Steve was very special and meant so much to me. We had lost touch over the years but I thought of him often. I can still hear him calling me "T-Bone", which always made me laugh.
Prayers to all of you and please know I'm thinking of you.
Tina

Bear
   Posted Fri March 23, 2012
Written for Reba McEntire following the loss of her band in a plane crash, it's been looping through my head all week and seems appropriate here for Steve. And while the world may not have stopped, all of our hearts have certainly been irrevocably changed as we celebrate the light Steve brought into all of our lives.

There were no angry words at all as we carried boxes down the hall
One by one, we put them in your car
Nothing much for us to say, one last goodbye and you drove away
I watched your tail-lights as they faded in the dark

I couldn't face the night in that lonely bed
So I laid down on the couch instead

Last night I prayed the Lord, my soul to keep, then I cried myself to sleep
So sure life wouldn't go on without you
But, Lord, this sun is blinding me as it wakes me from the dark
I guess the world didn't stop for my broken heart

Clock still tickin', life goes on, radio still plays a song
As I try to put my scatter throughts in place
And it takes all the strength I've got to stumble to the coffee pot
The first of many lonely mornings I've had to face

You call to see if I'm okay
I look out the window and I just say

Last night I prayed the Lord, my soul to keep, then I cried myself to sleep
So sure life wouldn't go on without you
But, Lord, this sun is blinding me as it wakes me from the dark
I guess the world didn't stop for my broken heart
Oh, I guess the world ain't gonna stop for my broken heart


I wish I could be there tomorrow with you all in person, but my heart certainly will be.

KAREN KLINE
   Posted Fri March 23, 2012
To my wonderful neighbors,
You and your famiy are in my thoughts and prayers.
Karen

Michael Holbert
   Posted Sat March 24, 2012
So sorry for your loss, Heaven will be rocking now !

Michael Holbert

Dana Matz
   Posted Sat March 24, 2012
Sayre Family,

Deepest sympathies for your family. Steve was a very kind person who touched many people with his infectious personality.

Dana Matz and family

Victor Capunay
   Posted Sat March 24, 2012
I met Steve for the first time as teammates on the Dutro Ford baseball team at y-city as 10 year olds. From that time we became friends for life as my family and Steve's family became close. Over the years we kept in touch as much as possible and for a while we lost touch. As time went by i got a message from him on facebook and the conversations were endless. We talked about getting together and catching up still texting each other on a daily basis but schedules in both our lives conflicted with each other.
Life is too short and now my greatest childhood friend is gone, never getting together like we planned. God has a plan for Steve and he will be deeply missed. My condolences goes out to his family and friends that he has touched over the years. I will see my friend, my brother again.

Jim Paxson
   Posted Wed March 28, 2012
I was in the ZHS band with Steve...he was always cool and nice to me...I just learned of his passing...
Sincere sympathy going to his family and friends...so sorry to hear of this loss...

You was a good guy Steve and thank you for being nice to the ones of us that nobody else seemed to want to associate with...I hope God is enjoying your drumming skills...
Peace...

Shane Abbott
   Posted Wed May 02, 2012
My deepest sympathy to the Sayre family. Steve has always meant a lot to me.
Steve was a great musician and always made me laugh. I will miss him
Im in shock and cant stop the tears as I just found out about his passing. May God give your family peace through the pain

Shane Abbott (Block) as Steve used to call me

Bear
   Posted Fri December 21, 2012
Hey!



Happy Birthday, my friend!! You are thought of fondly every day and missed like crazy. It just won't be the same flying into CMH and not being able to see you.

Love you,
raeB

Kim
   Posted Tue March 19, 2013
I just now found this out and am devastated. Someone please msg me and tell me what happened. Either email at kijjit at gmail dot com or text me to 251 424 5418.
He was so sweet and caring and oh my goodness he could make a person laughed until their face hurt. I moved away and lost touch but decided to try to look him up today and this is what I found. I am so very very sorry and I would like to know what happened. Please if anyone reads this, please contact me.
Thank you
Steve... rip sweetheart and keep it rocking up there.

Bear
   Posted Sun December 22, 2013
Happy Birthday, my dear friend. Always a date late, but you're always in my heart.

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