In Memory

Jerry Steltenkamp

Jerry Steltenkamp


Obituary Condolences
STELTENKAMP GERALD L. "Jerry" STELTENKAMP age 63. Beloved husband for 18 years of Nancy (nee Hendershot); loving father of Douglas of Ocala, FL, Dan of Cleveland and Ben Steltenkamp (wife Nicole) of Ocala, FL, Monte Curtis (wife Christine) and Kelli Kerwin (husband Rodney); devoted grandfather of John and Lisa Kerwin, Caitlin, Jennifer and Jake Curtis; dear brother of the late Kenneth. Jerry was a compassionate and loving man who was devoted to his family and career. He loved all sports, but golf was his favorite. He also enjoyed photography and traveling, but most of all spending time with his family and many dear friends. Jerry proudly worked at Sherwin-Williams for 24 years before he retired in 2006 as Director of State & Local Taxes. He graduated from the University of Cincinnati in 1969 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and a Major in Political Science. He obtained his Law Degree in 1973 from North Kentucky University and was admitted to Ohio Bar. He was a member of the Ohio Bar Association, a member and past President of the Cleveland Chapter of the Tax Executives Institute and a member of the Institute for Professionals in Taxation. He was very involved in the Ohio Manufacturers Association where he was instrumental in major Ohio Business Tax changes. Jerry also spoke at many tax conferences throughout Cleveland and the United States. Contributions may be made in Jerry's memory to Hospice of the Western Reserve, 300 E. 185 St., Cleveland 44119 or to your favorite local humane society or pet rescue group. Tribute Service Thursday, January 13, 2011 at 12 Noon at THE A. RIPEPI & SONS FUNERAL HOME, 18149 BAGLEY RD., MIDDLEBURG HEIGHTS (WEST OF I-71). Interment following at Woodvale Cemetery. Family will receive friends to pay tribute to and celebrate the life of Jerry at the funeral home WEDNESDAY 4-8 P.M.

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10/10/14 06:26 PM #1    

Robert Bob Wilkinson

Jerry was a friend, classmate, team member and a great Guy. Life is way to short for some. Bob

10/10/14 07:01 PM #2    

Hope Hartman

How sad. I didn't realize Jerry had died. He really was a very nice guy and a friend of mine too.

10/11/14 12:55 PM #3    

Chuck Johnson

Jerry was my best friend in high school, and the best man at my wedding in 1969. His goal to become a lawyer at age 15 became my goal as well, which we both accomplished. He was a great guy, and a good friend. For a while, we had a regular tradition of sneaking into the Woodward gym on Saturday morning to shoot baskets, walk back to his parents apartment in Swifton village through the mall and Buy a Subway sandwich and RC Cola at Woolworths, then solve the worlds problems over lunch. Of course, the most pressing problem was getting a date. We had a great New York City vacation post high school back in the day when the Pennsylvania Turnpike was the only route from Ohio. We survived, barely, with a few close calls. I will miss his friendship, and his great laugh.

10/11/14 03:10 PM #4    

Hope Hartman

Chuck, I remember your friendship with Jerry! The two of you seemed to hang out together most of the time!


10/11/14 08:22 PM #5    

Chuck Johnson

Hope, yes, for awhile there we styled ourselves the 3 musketeers, with rich plotnick. And u were one of those girls we most wanted to date!



10/11/14 11:24 PM #6    

Elinda Fishman (Kiss)

I am so sorry to hear that Jerry died. I remember him from Drama and Speech classes. And we shared a dance at some Woodward dance (I do not remember when). .He was a great guy and definitely is missed.

10/11/14 11:33 PM #7    

Hope Hartman

I'm flattered!


10/12/14 12:48 PM #8    

Charlotte Patton

I'm so sorry to hear of Jerry's passing.  I remember him fondly and the many conversations we had about our dreams and aspirations and encouraging each other.   He wanted to be a lawyer and I wanted to be an actress.  Some years after graduation I ran into him and we were catching up on each other's lives and we were both delighted to hear that  we had both made our dreams come true.  We were almost gleeful in expressing to each other "I knew you would do it."  I'll always remember that day.

10/12/14 09:46 PM #9    

Paul Hendrick

How  much I enjoyed Jerry as a student and a person  - exactly the kind of member of the class of 65 that I so hoped to see next October.  I hope his family has access to all these wonderful memories his classmates are sharing.  He was so warm and friendly and genuine.  Too soon to lose him.  Paul Hendrick

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