Stephen "Steve" Matthew Dove, age 74, of Dayton, passed away July 2, 2020. He was born in Dayton, Ohio on October 18, 1945, the son of the late George and Leona Dove.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, George Warren Dove and Clifford Dove; sisters, Mary Lou McMurtrey, Margaret Dunn and Tressa Foust.
Steve is survived by his beloved wife, Patty Dove; children, Stephanie Schoonover, Christopher Dove, Brian (Traci) McManaway, Christopher (Daniele) McManaway and Anthony McManaway; grandchildren, Jessica, Angel, Nikki, Garrett, Kaitlyn, Weslee, Christian, Kaylena, Dylan; 8 great grandchildren; siblings, Naomi Jacques and Charles (Connie) Dove; and many loving nieces and nephews.
He served his country proudly in the Navy through 2 tours of the Vietnam War. Steve retired from RTA after 30 years of employment, first as a Lineman then later in the Maintenance Department. He was a long time supporter of the Lions Club and had been a member for many years. In his free time, he enjoyed hunting and was a gunsmith. He also loved to build and fly his remote control planes. Riding his motorcycle was one of his favorite things to do. He was a great storyteller and beloved by his family and everyone who knew him, he will be dearly missed by everyone.
Visitation will be Wednesday, July 8, 2020, from 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm at Newcomer Funeral Home, 4104 Needmore Rd. Dayton, where Funeral Services will begin at 6:00 pm with his nephew Rev. Jack Dunn officiating.
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