Steve Buschor, 58, of Roanoke, Virginia, passed away at home Monday, June 6, 2016 surrounded by his family after a brief battle with liver cancer.
Steve was a loving husband, father, grandfather, son, brother, and friend to so many. He enjoyed spending time with family, riding his motorcycle, reading, anything having to do with Ohio State (especially football), cooking, woodworking, and generally just being a handyman. His family was the light of his life.
Steve was a passionate public servant dedicated to his community, having worked as Director of Parks and Recreation for the City of Roanoke for nearly a decade and a half. Before moving with his family to Roanoke he was Director of Parks and Recreation in Gladstone, Missouri and Van Wert, Ohio. He was a member of the National Recreation and Park Association, past member of the board of directors for Virginia Recreation and Park Society, and past officer of the American Parks and Recreation Society, Missouri Parks and Recreation Association, and Ohio Parks and Recreation Association. Steve also served on the Roanoke Valley Campus Advisory Board for National College (Now American National University) and Roanoke Valley Greenway Commission. He also proudly served as a judge for the 2015 Miss Virginia Pageant.
Originally from Delphos, Ohio, Steve was a graduate of Delphos St. John’s High School and The Ohio State University. He graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Community Recreation Administration. He also served as an athletic trainer for Ohio State athletics where he earned and proudly wore his 1975 Rose Bowl ring. He was a member of St. Andrew's Catholic Church in Roanoke.
The 2016 Steven C. Buschor scholarship is dedicated to his memory and sponsored by Cunningham Recreation.
Steven C. Buschor Memorial Scholarship
Purpose: Designed to assist full-time, undergraduate college/university students in pursuit of a degree in the field of Leisure Services (preferably public recreation).
Award: $1000 towards the cost of undergraduate education.
Eligibility Requirements: Applicants must be full time students in pursuit of a degree in the Leisure Services field and enrolled at the undergraduate level at an accredited institution.
Criteria for Selection:
If applicable, service in the Leisure Services field (employment, internships, volunteer service)
Involvement in the field of Leisure Services (committee work, offices held, special projects)
Relevancy of educational program (for which funding is requested) to applicant's future employment
Recommendations from three people, one of which must be from applicant's academic program