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3155 Harrison Ave
Cincinnati, OH 45211
Phone: (513) 661-3022
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Stephen

Stephen "Beaver" Scardina

August 14, 1955 - December 15, 2018
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Scardina, Stephen "Beaver" Beloved husband of Lisa (nee Kramer) Scardina. Cherished brother of Susan Scardina, Michael "Judge" Scardina, Pat (Andy) Olding, and Nancy (Jack) Daniels. Also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Passed away December 15th at the age of 63. A prayer service will begin at 1:30pm on Wednesday December 19th followed by a celebration of life at the home of Andy and Pat Olding 3615 Clifton Ave Cincinnati, Ohio 45220. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Virginia Scardina Scholarship Fund by visiting the following link www.xavier.edu/ScardinaAward or by check c/o Xavier University Virginia Scardina Scholarship Fund 3800 Victory Pkwy, Cincinnati, OH 45207
Beaver was a Price Hill boy, went to Holy Family, Elder and played BIG10 football at Northwestern. He had more than one run in with Woody and the Buckeyes, Notre Dame, Michigan and Nebraska. He was tough and fearless…but at the same time kind and always there for those in need.

He lived life to the fullest and at the early age of 4 earned his nickname Beaver…he grew up fast. He learned to take three buses across town to the Cincinnati Zoo by the 3rd grade and rode his bicycle to the Indianapolis 500 from Cincinnati in the 7th grade with his brother, sleeping in a corn field on the two day trip.

Beave spent his life doing the things he loved. He did it all with passion, perfection and skill. He was a race tracker at heart, worked the backside, grandstand and mutuels. Beaver did woodwork at his pace and at a standard to last forever. He owned “JR & Scar’s Bar” across from Dempsey Park and three blocks from his childhood home.

Beave had musical talent…self taught and a teacher he played both the piano and the guitar by ear. He tried out for “America’s Got Talent” twice and was gunning for a third. He dealt Black Jack and knew when to hold ‘em and when to fold ‘em.

To the Kramer family Beaver was always the life of the party. They loved to hear him sing and play the guitar at the family parties. They appreciated his love for life, Bud Light and occasional gin and Tonic. They admired the fight inside of him. To the kids he was everyone’s favorite “Uncle Beaver.”

To his sisters and brother he was and meant everything. To Sue he was uncompromising and steadfast to Pat he was the there, reliable dependable to Nancy he was compassionate and fun and to Mike (Judge) his brother he was his best friend, they traveled through life’s many adventures as one, fought many battles together and only lost one. We will miss him.

Beaver loved his friends, family and most of all his wife of 18 years, Lisa.
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    Wednesday December 19, 2018 | 1:30pm
    When
    Wednesday December 19, 2018 1:30pm
    Location
    Patricia and Andy Olding's Home
    Address
    3615 Clifton Ave
    Cincinnati, Ohio 45220
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Laureen Walsh Scott

Posted at 06:40pm
To all of Beavers family. Just found out about his passing. Very sorry to hear, have lots of good memories of him and family. Thinking of all of you. Laureen Walsh Scott
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Greg Ellison

Posted at 11:41am
My sincere condolences to the family and close friends of "Beave". Although we were classmates at Elder, I didn't really get to know and appreciate his unique sense of simplicity and humor until we found ourselves both working at River Downs in the mid to late 1970s. I can't help think of those days talking with him without a chuckle and a smile. May such memories help bring some comfort to his family and loved ones. Greg E.
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The Lovers

Posted at 11:17am
Lisa, you are in our hearts and thoughts. If you need to warm the body and spirit our house is your house and the door is always open. Let us know where to send the ticket.
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Monk

Posted at 05:12pm
Our prayers and thoughts are with the Scardina family. His was as strong a link in the "Brotherhood Chain of '73" as anyone. What a solid classmate, team mate and brother.
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The Run SMART Project

Posted at 02:46pm
We're so sorry for your loss. We're sorry we never got to meet Beaver. Nancy spoke so highly of him. May he rest in peace and his memory be a blessing.
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