James R. Steining, 55, of Mountain Top, Pa., formerly of Wapakoneta, died at 1:15 p.m., Tuesday, March 18, 2014, at his residence. He was born April 6, 1958, in Lima, the son of Henry B. and Jane F. (Kohler) Steining. His parents survive in Wapakoneta.
Other survivors include, three children, Angela D. (Ryan) Sample, of Indianapolis, Ind., Cristine A. (Michael) Shaw, of Delphos, Andrew J. (fiancĂ©e Gabriella Perdmo) Steining, of Camp Lejeune, N.C.; a grandson, Landon James Sample; siblings, Stephen W. (Gail) Steining, of Burnsville, Minn., Patricia J. Steining, of Jacksonville, Fla., Henry B. (Sally) Steining, Jr., of Canton, Joseph M. (Michele) Steining, of Colleyville, Texas; 12 nieces and nephews, and six great-nieces and great-nephews.
Jim worked as a district manager at Vector Security Co., Mountian Top, for 15 years. A 1976 graduate of Wapakoneta Senior High School, he served with the combat engineers in the U.S. Army in Germany. He was a member of the St. Jude Catholic Church, and the Knights of Columbus, both of Mountain Top. He enjoyed hunting and target shooting.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m., Monday, March 24, 2014, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Wapakoneta, with Rev. Daniel Hunt officiating. The family will receive friends from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m., Sunday, at the Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home, state route 501, Wapakoneta.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the American Red Cross. Condolences may be expressed at bayliffandeleyfh.com.