Timothy Bryan Steward, 54, of Toledo, passed away Friday, May 24, 2013, after a lengthy illness due to residual effects of a brain tumor.
Tim was born April 4, 1959, and grew up on Marblehead Peninsula in Lakeside. He was the youngest child of Jane Steward of Toledo and Bradenton, Fla., and the late Ralph Steward.
A 1977 graduate of Danbury High School, Tim received his Bachelor of Science in Mathematics Education degree from Bowling Green State University. He went on to earn his Master's Degree in Education at the University of Toledo.
Tim taught high school mathematics for 25 years in Ohio with nearly 20 years in the Toledo area at Sylvania Northview. One of Tim’s goals was to convey to his students the many ways math will be used in their future lives. He also coached high school basketball in the Dayton area and at Northview.
Tim was a devoted volunteer and spent many hours coaching Special Olympics teams. He was an avid sports fan and athlete. When asked, “Tim, what is your favorite sport?” Tim would answer, “Whatever is in season!”
Tim was a member of the Epworth United Methodist Church in Toledo.
He is survived by his devoted and loving mother, Jane Steward; and his five loving siblings and their families, Nancy (Steward) and Daniel Murray of Olney, Md., Larry and Caroline Steward, of Indianapolis, Judy (Steward) and Thomas Borzilleri of Harpers Ferry, W. Va., Bradley Steward of Bradenton, and Scott and Marie Steward, of Columbus. Tim also leaves behind 12 nieces and nephews and three great-nieces and great-nephews, as well as many friends in Toledo and the Lakeside-Marblehead area.
He was preceded in death by his father, Ralph Steward.
A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Friday, June 14, at Lakeside United Methodist Church, Lakeside.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Tim’s name may be made to the Lakeside Fund at Lakeside, Ohio (lakesideohio.com/giving) or to the Ebeid Hospice Residence in Sylvania, Ohio.
Condolences and memories may be shared at toledocremation.com.