Gary Steuer

January 25, 1942 - May 12, 2012

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Gary David Steuer, age 70, of Erlanger, KY passed away on Sat., May 12, 2012 at home. He was a U.S. Marine Corps Veteran during the Vietnam Era. He was a Body Builder and had attained in the 1960’s the Titles of Mr. Cincinnati, Mr. Ohio, Mr. Mid-Atlantic States and also placing 12th in the Mr. America contest. Gary is survived by his Partner: Marketta, Daughters: Leslie and Shannon, Son: Gary, Jr., Step-Daughter: Jennifer, Step-Son: James, Brother: Guy, 7 Grandchildren and 4 Nieces and Nephews. The Visitation will be on Friday, June 1, 2012 at Highland Cemetery Chapel 2167 Dixie Highway Ft. Mitchell, KY 41017 from 10 AM until the Memorial Service at 11 AM. Memorials to: D.A.V. 3725 Alexandria Pike Cold Spring, Ky 41076. Connley Brothers Funeral Home in Latonia, KY is serving the family. Online Condolences may be made at:


David Cox - May 24, 2012

I’m blessed to have known Gary. He welcomed me into his family like I was one of his own. I always liked seeing him, he always made me laugh. He will be missed.

bill sittason - May 24, 2012

In 1951 we moved to milan avenue at the end of the street gary and guy lived on. We went to grade school and high school at Purcell. Every day I would visit the steuer house and guy would jump me from behind the door and rough me up. I wasn’t the toughest kid but I was a loyal and loving friend over those years with Gary and Guy. May God keep and bless Gary Steuer, my boyhood hero through weightlifing and hanging out together over the years. You will not be forgotten.

Mike McIntosh - May 24, 2012

I knew Gary from 1962-1965. It must have been before he was a Marine. He was a instructor at the Gerard Modern Health Club on the lower level of the old Swifton Shopping Ceneter. Gary was a kind, polite person. Everyone admired him. He never had a enemy. Most guys wanted to be like him. He had so many qualities. So sorry to hear of his passing. He was the ultimate example of healthy living. May he rest in peace……Mike McIntosh

Tom Strohmaier - May 23, 2012

I first met Gary when he and Guy picked me up hitch hiking. Guy was driving his black ’57 Chev convertible and Gary was ridin’ shotgun. I was very impressed with the dragons painted on Guy’s car seats, and both had their collars up and a peroxide streak in their hair. Quickly realizing their incredible cool, when Gary asked me, “Where ya going?” I replied, “Where you guys going?” and our friendship began. When I heard of Gary’s death (along with the sadness) I experienced a flood of great memories… The Shack, Dandy Hamburger, Touche Club, Castle Farm… Gary, BoBo and Apke holding court on summer nights in front of Pasquali’s across from the Monte Vista. The teasing, the fun, and the camaraderie… just as Jim Apke said, Gary’s laugh was contagious. Gary was always an ambassador of kindness and good will. He will truly be missed. My deepest sympathy to his family.
Tom Strohmaier

Jimmy Apke - May 23, 2012

No one made me laugh and enjoy a friendship more than Gary.
His laugh was infectious and I can hear it even now.
In our youth his physical stature, looks and humility made everyone admire him.
Gary was shy and only his closest friends knew his ability to make people laugh.
No situations were off limits whether sad or happy to be fodder for humor and help people enjoy what life presents.
I miss Gary and all of the laughter we shared.
My memories of his family, the shack, and our rock and roll days will live with me until the end.

Myron "Mike" Schwartz - May 22, 2012

I am very sorry to hear about the passing of Gary. I went to Woodward with him and spent many hours in the garage behind his parents home working out. I will never forget those good times and Gary and Bobo. May you all be blessed. I live in Key West and will not beable to attend sevices.

Bill Miller - May 22, 2012

I have a photo of Gary and I at Pleasant Ridge Elementary school then to Woodward. My memories of him go way back. God bless his family. Gary wll be missed. Bill Miller

Charlie Campbell - May 21, 2012

My wife Peggy and I knew both Gary and Guy in high school. Their Dad Paul was our instructor at the Cincinnati Police Academy.
God Bless the family at this time.
Charlie Campbell

Lou Kluber - May 19, 2012

My heartfelt condolence to the family.
My heartfelt condolence to the Steuer family. More than 50 years has passed since we hung out in high school. I was proud to call Gary a good friend. Rest in peace. Lou Kluber

Bill Caskey - May 19, 2012

May God grant your family His peace, the peace that passes all understanding.

Jim Pearce - May 18, 2012

Sincere condolences from the Woodward High School Class of 1961 to Gary’s family.

Linda (Strausbaugh) Franklin - May 17, 2012

Gary was my Jr. High & High School boyfriend. I loved all the family, Guy, Marie & Paul . Great memories. It has been over 40 years since I have seen Gary, but so sad to hear this. My prayers and thoughts go out to his family. Remember all the good times and he will be in your hearts forever! Guy, hugs to you! Wish I could be there, but cannot get away at this time.

Jane Ciaccio(513-232-5914) - May 17, 2012

I am so sorry for all who are grieving, and hope memories soon bring you some comfort. I have many childhood memories of my cousins Guy and Gary, and Uncle Paul and Aunt Marie. I remember you, too, Shannon, when you were maybe 9 years old! You looked so much like your dad, who looked so much like his mother. I am recovering from injuries right now, so may not make it to the visitation, but I hope some of you contact me– so I can reach you if I come across family pictures you may want.

Leslie Crawford - May 17, 2012

Dad I will miss you everyday. I am glad that god picked you to be my father. May you be at peace. To my family and especially my sister Shannon and my brother Gary I love you.

Leslie Crawford - May 17, 2012

Daddy I will miss you everyday. I am glad that god picked you to be my father. May you be at peace. To my sister Shannon and my brother Gary I love you.

Randy Camm - May 17, 2012

I work with Leslie at Great American Insurance and just wanted to pass on my condolences to Leslie and her family. Seems like he lived a very productive and loving life. I wish nothing but the best going forward for the Steuer family. God bless…

Doug Sprigg - May 17, 2012

We’ll miss you Gary.

Don Cameron - May 17, 2012

My deepest sympathy and my prayers are with you. Gary was a great guy and will be missed. I am sorry I cannot be there but you are all in my thoughts and prayers

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