Steven Robert Weiser, 65 of Dayton, Ohio passed away unexpectedly on January 9th 2022 at Kettering Medical Center.
Steven was the oldest of four children born to Robert & Elizabeth Weiser. He was born and raised in Kettering, Ohio and was a graduate of Fairmont East High School. In his youth, he was undoubtedly known for his leadership in the debate club where he developed his life-long trait experienced by his family and friends: stubbornness. Divided yet united by political views, Steven, his dad and brother would enjoy lively political debates over the dinner table. Steven was a leader of the high school marching and pep band and was known for his legendary band parties. Steven’s first business venture (and definitely not his first success) was an ice cream truck with several other individuals. One of his business partners, who was normally known for meticulous attention to detail, failed to properly anchor the ice cream machine after a rigorous cleaning. Unbeknownst to Steve, with the first turn of the truck, he witnessed his vision of wealth melting, along with the ice cream machine, as it flew out the back of the truck.
Steven was full of charm as he swiftly captivated the attention of many, but one woman in particular caught his eye, Cathy Dockery. Steven’s first attempt to woo Cathy was with his routine of ordering a cheeseburger and diet coke every night at her place of work. He became dubbed the “Cheeseburger Man” by Cathy and the staff. Later in the fall at one of Cathy's Halloween parties Steve dressed as Big Bird, certain he would impress his crush and seal the deal! The “Cheeseburger Man” fell in love with Cathy and like any fairytale romance, all bets were off. Steven swept her off her feet and they would marry in 1980. They welcomed their first son Bob and completed their family a short five years later as the Weiser party of three became four with the birth of Alex.
If you knew Steve, you knew he was characterized by an ear to ear grin, a servant heart, welcoming conversations and expert knowledge of the real estate market. He was a 42-year veteran of Dayton Real Estate, as well as an invaluable member of the Keller-Williams team at the Greene. Additionally, Steve was a long-time instructor at Hondros College where he was a favorite to his students. Of no surprise, Steve’s real estate family describe him to be funny, kind, generous and a steadfast friend. He led Keller Williams to unprecedented growth and was a positive influence, always offering encouragement and belief in the ability of his peers.
Steve was a fun, attentive and a proud parent to his boys and ensured their wants were always met. Either coaching or watching the kids sports teams, Steve never missed a game, rain, snow or shine. In fact, one winter during a basketball game, Steve hurried his way into the treacherous hallways of Saville Elementary. With melted snow on the floor from all the other parents rushing to get to the game, Steve slipped and took a hard fall. With his face down and nose to the floor, he stoically gestured his family to “go on without me”.
Steve loved all children, especially his four grandchildren; Amelie, Ronan, Ramzy and Bryn. He always shared love, laughter and support when they came to visit.
Upon his father’s passing, Steve fondly wrote in memory of his father about the inspiration to be of service to others, as exemplified by his dad. Family and friends are united in their perception of Steve. He lived his life being the man he aspired to be, a man in service to all he met.
Steve is preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Elizabeth Weiser. He is survived by his wife, Cathy Weiser of 41 years. Son’s Robert (Kristen) Weiser; Alex (Bethany) Weiser. Grandchildren, Amelie, Ronan, Ramzy and Bryn Weiser. Siblings, Ann Elgin, Linda (Jim) Scharf, and Gary (Kim) Weiser; along with other family members, as well as a host of many friends.
Steve's family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, January 18, 2022 at Morris Sons Funeral Home, 1771 E. Dorothy Lane, Kettering, Ohio. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 19, 2022 at St. Helen Catholic Church, 5100 Burkhardt Road, Dayton, OH. The family requests, that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Special Wish or any charity of your choice. Condolences may be sent to www.morris-sons.com.
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