Larry Swallow
B: 1949-11-02
D: 2019-07-16
View Details
Swallow, Larry
Brian Griffin
B: 1960-07-14
D: 2019-07-16
View Details
Griffin, Brian
Esther Bonkowski
B: 1927-09-25
D: 2019-07-13
View Details
Bonkowski, Esther
Ilda Browning
B: 1925-07-30
D: 2019-07-10
View Details
Browning, Ilda
Dustin Roberts
B: 1976-10-27
D: 2019-07-07
View Details
Roberts, Dustin
Stewart Scheetz
B: 1940-01-17
D: 2019-07-07
View Details
Scheetz, Stewart
Ron Milton
B: 1948-02-20
D: 2019-07-04
View Details
Milton, Ron
Virginia Bardua
B: 1937-10-27
D: 2019-07-03
View Details
Bardua, Virginia
Darrell Inman
B: 1951-08-10
D: 2019-06-28
View Details
Inman, Darrell
James Browning
B: 1933-01-17
D: 2019-06-27
View Details
Browning, James
Debra Atkinson
B: 1952-09-29
D: 2019-06-27
View Details
Atkinson, Debra
Joan Schum
B: 1931-01-13
D: 2019-06-25
View Details
Schum, Joan
Mary Niehaus
B: 1935-06-01
D: 2019-06-22
View Details
Niehaus, Mary
Brenda Schupp
B: 1953-06-25
D: 2019-06-22
View Details
Schupp, Brenda
Deborah Estes
B: 1960-04-25
D: 2019-06-19
View Details
Estes, Deborah
James Young
B: 1926-05-26
D: 2019-06-19
View Details
Young, James
Mary Eschman
B: 1936-12-29
D: 2019-06-15
View Details
Eschman, Mary
Annemarie Zigelmier
B: 1937-11-06
D: 2019-06-14
View Details
Zigelmier, Annemarie
James Voorhees
B: 1957-01-14
D: 2019-06-08
View Details
Voorhees, James
Helen Wurzelbacher
B: 1925-01-04
D: 2019-06-06
View Details
Wurzelbacher, Helen
Donna Tau
B: 1942-09-30
D: 2019-06-06
View Details
Tau, Donna


Use the form above to find your loved one. You can search using the name of your loved one, or any family name for current or past services entrusted to our firm.

Click here to view all obituaries
Search Obituaries
3155 Harrison Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45211
Phone: (513) 661-3022
Fax: (513) 661-0733

Stephen "Beaver" Scardina

August 14, 1955 - December 15, 2018
Recommend this to your friends.
Share via:

Sign in to the Family Interactive Login

The Family Interactive feature enhances An Amazing Life. Authorized family members can securely access their loved one's memorial website settings at any time.

Share Book of Memories with a Friend

Please enter the name and email details so that we can send your friend a link to the online tribute. No names or addresses will be collected by using this service.

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

To share your memory on the wall of Stephen "Beaver" Scardina, sign in using one of the following options:

Sign in with Facebook


Or sign in with your email address

Your condolence has been posted successfully

Provide comfort for the family of Stephen "Beaver" Scardina with a meaningful gesture of sympathy.

No Thanks


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 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.
Read Less

Service Details

  • Service

    Wednesday December 19, 2018 | 1:30pm
    Wednesday December 19, 2018 1:30pm
    Patricia and Andy Olding's Home
    3615 Clifton Ave
    Cincinnati, Ohio 45220
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


We encourage you to share your most beloved memories of Stephen "Beaver" here, so that the family and other loved ones can always see it. You can upload cherished photographs, or share your favorite stories, and can even comment on those shared by others.

Private Condolence

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

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.

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.
Flower Image

The Lovers purchased the The FTD Flowing Garden Arrangement for the family of Stephen "Beaver" Scardina.



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.

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.
Flower Image

The Run SMART Project purchased the The FTD Cherished Friend Bouquet for the family of Stephen "Beaver" Scardina.


Photos & Videos

Photo Album