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Stephen J. Carl, Sr.
1943 2024

Stephen J. Carl, Sr.

November 16, 1943 — March 11, 2024

Stephen J. "Steve" Carl, Sr., age 80, of Xenia, passed away on March 11, 2024, with his loving family by his side. He was born in Columbus, Ohio, on November 16, 1943, the son of the late Rodney and Mary Carl.

Steve is survived by his beloved wife of 34 years, Patricia "Pat" Carl; his son, Stephen J. (Barbara "Barb") Carl, Jr.; granddaughter, Kaitlin Amber Carl; and many other loving family and friends.

He served in the United States Air Force. Steve operated a chain of successful Photography Studios and taught many students Photography and Fine Art at various locations. He also made stained glass art at his home studio and taught the artistry of stained glass to students. He was a member of the PPA (Professional Photographers of America) and the Gatlinburg Artist Community for many years. He founded and operated Autumn Creek Church, The Wisdom Institute and The Ohio Reiki Center. In his free time, he enjoyed oil painting, all forms of art, reading science fiction novels and collecting antiques. Steve had a wonderful sarcastic sense of humor. He was an independent soul who followed the road less traveled and was always striving to fulfill his artistic dreams.

At the family's request, services will be held privately amongst the family.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Tenth Life No-Kill Cat Rescue, PO Box 178, Alpha, OH, 45301.

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"Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening"
By: Robert Frost

Whose woods these are I think I know.
His house is in the village though;
He will not see me stopping here
To watch his woods fill up with snow.

My little horse must think it queer
To stop without a farmhouse near
Between the woods and frozen lake
The darkest evening of the year.

He gives his harness bells a shake
To ask if there is some mistake.
The only other sound's the sweep
Of easy wind and downy flake.

The woods are lovely, dark and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.
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