Steven E. Airwyke

Birth Date: 
Wednesday, October 28, 1959
Date of Passing: 
Monday, April 26, 2021

RITTMAN – Steven E. Airwyke, 61, of Rittman passed away on Monday, April 26, 2021 at his home.

He was born October 28, 1959 in Wooster the son of Harry and Gloria Markham Airwyke.

He had worked at Morton Salt for 35 years as a pipefitter/millwright until his death.  He was an avid golfer and bowler and in his prime he loved playing softball.  He was a Cleveland and an Ohio State sports fanatic.  He enjoyed poker nights with his friends, but mostly loved spending time with his grandchildren.  He was a member of the Rittman Moose Lodge #860.

Steve proudly served with the US Navy from 1978 – 1981.

Surviving are his children Brittany (Larry) Falbo of Shadyside and Leslie Airwyke of Phoenix, AZ; grandchildren Lane, Avery and Hallie Falbo and a brother Rod (Ginna) Airwyke.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a son Cory Airwyke in 2009 and a brother Randy Airwyke.

Friends will be received on Sunday, May 2, 2021 from 1-3:00 p.m. at the McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster followed by a funeral service at 3:00 p.m.   Burial will be at the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery in Seville at a later date.

Those who wish may make memorial contributions to the Wayne Co. Humane Society, 1161 Mechanicsburg Rd., Wooster, OH 44691.

Online condolence may be left for the family at

Memorial Contributions: 

Wayne Co. Humane Society, 1161 Mechanicsburg Rd., Wooster, OH 44691


Sunday, May 2, 2021 from 1-3:00 p.m. at the funeral home.


Memorial service at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 2, 2021 at the funeral home.


Very sorry for your loss. Steve will be remembered for his amazing story telling, sense of humor and that great smile.

My sincere sympathies to you and your family . My condolences to all .

Thank you for your service. Condolences to the family. Wooster-Wayne Chapter DAR

So sorry to hear about the loss of your dear dad . I always remember his bright smiles . May GOD comfort all of you at this difficult time. Heaven just got a good man .

We were next door neighbors for several years. Our family was deeply affected by his passing.
He always had a nice word and wave and was a good guy all around. Steve always was kind enough to buy things for
our children's fundraisers and was always kind to them. In all
our years living in various places in Rittman and the Midwest, I don't think we've had a better neighbor. We will
definitely miss him.

Brittney, we are so sorry to hear of the loss of your father. We are sending you all our love and prayers! We hope that you’ll find comfort and support from those around you. We love you!

Steve will be greatly missed at the moose lodge 860! He always walked in with a smile and such a positive vibe! Sending lots of love to his family! Fly high Steve! Hopefully heaven greeted you with a nice cold Budweiser!

So sorry for the loss of your father. He was a wonderful person, friend. Ron loved golfing with him said always a great time. May you rest in peace Steve, you'll be missed dearly.

I’m so very sorry to hear of Steve’s passing. He was a kind soul, and will be missed dearly, by all who knew him. My sincerest condolences, to his family.

I worked with Steve at Morton Salt and want to say he was a very nice man. Glad Bless His Soul.
My condolences to his family.
R.I.P. Steve.

So sorry for your loss. I knew Steve from Morton Salt. He was always smiling. I enjoyed talking to him. May he Rest in Peace

My deepest condolences to Steve’s Family. I worked with Steve at Morton Salt a very nice young man. Ialso worked with his Mom At Westinghouse in Orrville.

Steve was a great friend and colleague to many people at Morton Salt and he will be greatly missed. Our condolences to Steve's family and know that we were proud to work beside him for over 30 years.

My deepest sympathies to you and your family. . My prayers are with all of you at this time .

I went to school with Steve. We are sending condolences to the family and please know that you are in our prayers

My condolences to the entire Airwyke family. I graduated from Wooster High in 1978 and moved away and lost touch with many classmates but I use to call Steve from time to time and we would laugh so hard talking about high school stories. I pray that your family will have some serenity during this difficult time.

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