John Henry Steinbaugh, age 71, died suddenly and unexpectedly Saturday morning while walking at Falls Lake with his wife and their dogs, Buddy and Freckles. John was a wonderful husband, father, and friend, doctor, and teacher to many people whom he loved. John was born in Pittsburgh, PA and moved to Raleigh with his wife, Barbara 40 years ago. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Patricia Steinbaugh; his brother, Michael (Valerie) Steinbaugh and his sister, Sally Steinbaugh; as well as his mother and father-in-law, Frederick and Helen Sickels. He is survived by his loving wife, Barbara; beloved children, Corinne Alise Olson, Jed Stephen Steinbaugh, and John Alexander Steinbaugh; sister, Denise (Bob) Fantazier; along with many nieces and nephews. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends. John attended St. Joseph's Grade School in Bloomfield, was a 1964 graduate of Central Catholic High School, and then went on to LaSalle College, studied graduate level Marine Biology at Duke University, and received his DC degree from Logan College of Chiropractic. He had a thriving private practice for over 30 years at which time he developed a special bond with his patients, many of whom became lifelong friends. After retirement from his practice, he was actively consulting and went back to his first love of teaching. At the time of his death, he was teaching Chemistry and Physics at Kerr Vance Academy. John was proud to be a Paul Harris Fellow and a Diplomate of American Board of Forensic Professionals. He was an exceptional athlete excelling in swimming, football, and track in high school and college. One of his proudest accomplishments was earning the rank of Eagle Scout under the leadership of his Dad who was Scout Master of Troop 268, sponsored by the VFW in Bloomfield. We are forever grateful to the Wake County (Wake Forest) EMS people who did everything they could do to save John's life. In lieu of flowers, if you wish to make a donation please direct them to Wake County EMS Research Historical Foundation, 395 Albemarle Drive, Clayton, NC 27520. Friends are invited to gather to remember John together in an Open House in John's family's home in Bloomfield on Millvale Avenue from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 30, 2017.
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PostedSeptember 17, 2017