Sally Ann Steuk, our "Aunt Sally" died unexpectedly on March 14, 2014, in her home in Columbus, just months after her retirement from the Ohio Attorney General's Office.
Sally Ann was known for her dedication to the legal profession: she was intelligent, ethical, determined, and courageous. Until her retirement, she served as an assistant attorney general and formerly worked for the Disciplinary Counsel, where she had the honor of arguing cases before the Supreme Court of Ohio. Earlier in her career, she served as assistant prosecuting attorney for both Delaware and Marion counties and as the legal and professional consultant for Shire Classics, London England and Exeter, N.H.
Sally Ann was graduated from Sandusky High School (1964), Lake Erie College, Painesville, Ohio, and from Southwestern University School of Law, Los Angeles. She served a legal internship at the University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands, the first such internship in Dutch history. She also interned in Washington, D.C., with Congressman Charles A. Mosher Jr. of Ohio.
Sally will be missed by all who knew and loved her. She was fiercely independent; she was also clever, artistic, generous and compassionate. Holidays often would find her serving in area soup kitchens, and when her health allowed it, she was an active volunteer at the Columbus Zoo. Sally loved animals: she loved the animals at the zoo, and most of all she loved her four cats and the many other animals she cared for throughout her life.
Sally is survived by her brother, Robert (Barbara), and his family; her sister-in-law Carol; her nieces, Laura (Ken) and Kristin; her nephews, William (Jessica) and Robert and their families; as well as a number of well-loved cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents, William Karl and Margaret (Luxton) Steuk, and her brother, William Charles Steuk.
Cremation has taken place. At Sally's request, Christian family services will take place at a later date when her ashes will be joined with the whales off the coast of New England.
The family suggests that any memorial donations be directed to those who care for animals, including, but not limited to, the Humane Society of Erie County, 1911 Superior St., Sandusky, OH 44870, and the Cat Welfare Association, 741 Wetmore Road, Columbus, OH 43214.