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Stephen WhartonFebruary 11, 1959 ~ June 9, 2017 (age 58)
Steve Wharton, age 58, passed away
unexpectedly on June 9, 2017. He was born in Columbus, Ohio,
on February 11, 1959.
He is preceded in death by
his maternal grandparents, Charles and Marianna
Chesser, paternal grandparents, Arthur and Alise Wharton,and his father,
Harry Wharton. He is survived by his
best friend and remarkable wife
of 36 years, Nancy (Walling) Wharton.
Left to cherish his memory,
mother Jean, siblings Bob (Mary),
Bill (Cheryl), and Nancy (Dale) Buckey.
Also, George (Carol) Walling, Julie
(David) Horne, Ged (Debbie), and
David (Karen). Uncle Steve loved his
terrific nieces and nephews
who always made him smile. Wherever he
went, he brought love and laughter. Steve's
extraordinary circle of
friends have been a constant in
his life for
nearly 50 years. He loves you guys!
He’s a member of the
Johnstown Sportsman Club and president
of the WPHOA. Steve
was an avid golfer and OSU football
fan. He enjoyed sports,
music, and motorcycles. Steve and
Nancy shared a love for biking, hiking, and exploring
national parks. He was always up for
an adventure! Steve was
a quick-witted guy with a big presence
and an even bigger heart. He will be missed by all.
His family wishes to extend their
heartfelt gratitude to the ICU nurses and staff at
St. Ann’s Hospital in Westerville
for their compassionate care. Steve is now a hero to many others through
Lifeline of Ohio. His family has chosen
to purchase a memorial bench at Blendon Woods, a tree at Hoff Woods Park near
his home and contribute to the
Guardian Angel program at St. Ann's in Steve's name.
A special account has been established for these gifts under Nancy Wharton in
care of US Bank.
Donations can be sent directly to US Bank at 833 South State Street,
Westerville, Ohio 43081-3345.
Please state that this is a gift in Steve's name.
There will be a Celebration of Life in
Steve's honor on Sunday, July 9th from 5-8 pm at McNamara Park Genoa Township
located at 7049 Big Walnut Road, Galena, Ohio.