Mr. Steve Psaroudis Sr.
January 30, 1933 ~ October 12, 2022
Resided in: Rock Hill, SC
Steve Psaroudis Sr. of Rock Hill, SC, formerly of Weirton, WV passed away on October 12, 2022, at his home.
He was born on January 30, 1933, the eldest of the three children born to Fotios and Marianthy Gymnouthis Psaroudis who migrated to Weirton, WV from Chios Greece.
Upon graduation from Weir High School in 1950, he joined the United States Air Force and served his country for four years. After leaving the USAF and returning to the Ohio Valley, he promptly enrolled and graduated from West Liberty State College earning a BA degree in Education, and meeting his wife of over 50 years, Rebecca “Becky”. Steve and Becky started their journey together in Belfontaine, OH where he taught for two years before heading back to Weirton to teach for three years at Cove School. He then took a job teaching Art, History and Ceramics for the Steubenville City Schools at Steubenville Big Red. While there he coached the golf team for over 25 years compiling one of the highest winning percentages at the time. He was recognized as the Ohio Coach of the Year after leading his team to an OVAC crown in 1974. Steve enjoyed the game of golf more than any other sport, because of the lasting friendships that were created along with his love of competition.
During the winter months you could find Steve at the Millsop Community Center playing racquetball with his friends. Summers months were spent with his family camping at the Myrtle Beach State Park.
He retired from teaching in 1990 so that he and Becky could move to Marion, SC to be closer to her family. Steve was a life-long member of the All-Saints Greek Orthodox Church in Weirton where he was active in the Boy Scout program and was a proud 50-year member of the AHEPA.
In addition to his parents, Steve was preceded in death by his wife Rebecca K Smith Psaroudis, his sister Nancy Kunkle (Raymond) and his brother Deano.
He will be remembered with love by his 5 children, Frank (Kathy) of Gastonia, NC, Steve Jr. (Julie) of Lowell, NC, John “Rudy” (Michelle) of Fort Mill, SC, Dino of Charlotte, NC, and Christine Garrett (Marvin) of Venice, FL. He also will be remembered with love by his 10 grandchildren: Tyler, Alyssa, Deano, Alex, Cassidy, Becca, Stephanie, Michael, Sydney, and Dylan, along with 3 great-grandchildren, Danny, Adelina, and Coletta.
There will be a private Trisagion funeral service at the Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Steve’s memory to the All-Saints Greek Orthodox Church www.allstswwv.org 3528 West Street Weirton, WV 26062.
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I am so sorry for your loss. I have wonderful memories of your Dad from the time I was very young. He always had a good thing to say when he saw you and I know my mom and dad looked forward to Steve coming over for a visit when he was home. My deepest sympathies to everyone and love to all
Frank, Steve, John, and Dino,
I was saddened to hear about your dad. He and Becky were a part of our past, and they made great neighbors. Dad, esp., enjoyed their talks in the backyard, and arguing about who the bank belonged to. I think they even golfed together a few times. He always seemed so glad to see me, which I’ll never forget. All of you boys have my deepest sympathy. Love from your OLD English teacher. Kathy
To Dino, Stephanie, Michael, and Sydney, we were sorry to hear about your sweet grandfather’s passing. The few times we had the privilege of seeing him at family celebrations, he always seemed to have you kids laughing and loving on him. Dino, sending our thoughts and prayers as you grieve your dad. With deepest sympathy, Jeff and Sue Sutton
To the Psaroudis Family,
Deepest condolences on the loss of Steve. I can’t even begin to number the stories my Dad told about he and your Dad. Growing up in the North End, the Weirton Christian Center, the Air Force, and attending WL.
Take comfort in knowing he and your mom are together in heaven looking down at the incredible legacy they both created.
John “Louie” Kuntupis
To Frank, Steve, Rudy and Squid, we are so sorry for your loss. Big Steve was a wonderful man. He was always happy and willing to help. I’ll never forget our days growing up playing golf and basketball together. He was competitive but always wanted us to play better. He was the ultimate coach. I will miss him as will the rest of the Freeland family.
I am truly sorry for your loss. Your father, grandfather was a wonderful man. I had the privilege of being One of his students at the Old Cove School. His classes were always interesting and he pushed us to do our Very Best.. He is one instructor that I will never forget… May he Rest In Peace…
Rest in eternal peace Dad. You will always be in my heart.
Christine and Marvin