Richard Eugene Steinhauer

October 8, 1936 to October 16, 2017

Richard E Steinhauer, 81, a 35 year business owner and resident of San Diego passed away on Monday Oct 16, 2017 surrounded by friends & family.

Born in Indianapolis, Indiana on Oct 8, 1936 to Homer and Eleanor Steinhauer. He graduated from Washington High school and started his first business by the age of 25. He would be his own boss and successful business owner for the next 56 years. He loved the Indy 500 and watched his first race at the age of 15 by climbing a tree off of 16th street. Later his company would supply and install the black and white checkered carpet in Victory Lane, Indy 500 Balls, and 500 parades for over 20 years.

In the day and age where words like caring, loving, giving, strength, character and friend are thrown around like nothing; he was the finest of what these words stood for. He was happy to share his dry wit & words of wisdom to all. As a husband, father, grandfather, and friend he was a constant, a rock, a giver who would drop everything for you.  He loved art and too few knew of his talents with paint and pencil. Count yourself lucky if you have a Richard “Original” hanging on your wall. He loved wine, fine food, fine friends and a fun round of golf. His pets were everything to him and he started taking them to work with him when he started his business.

He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Susan. He is also survived by son Rick (Terri) Steinhauer, daughter Penny (Kevin) Steinhauer-Burke, stepsons Todd (Cheryl), Neal (Carrie), Jeff (Melissa), and Rodney (Jessica) Gatien. He had 13 grandchildren and 1 Godchild. As he would always tell you “Life is No Dress Rehearsal, Cherish the Moment”.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Humane Society or Helen Woodward Center.

Celebration of life will be held on Tuesday November 14 at 5:00 PM at Marina Village 1936 Quiver Way San Diego, CA, in the Catalina Room.

Our condolences to the entire family. We worked on various projects with Mr. Steinhauer. Great person to talk to anytime. Always a very charismatic person. God bless you and RIP.

Victor H. Lopez on November 15, 2017

Rich-You were so loved and such a good friend. I’ll always miss you.

Lynda Levine on November 14, 2017

To the entire Steinhauer Family, We wish to extend to you our deepest sympathies. We have worked with Richard and the rest of the Steinhauer family for over 20 years and I do not think there was a week that went by that we were not in contact over one catastrophe or another. Richard will be forever missed and although our world just got a little dimmer, you know heaven just became a lot brighter. With Love, The Bosstick Family

The Bosstick Family on November 13, 2017

To Rick and the surviving members of the Steinhauer family, please accept our deepest condolences. I had the opportunity to work with Rick and Richard throughout my years with Mansour Architecture. I am sure that this won't be the first or last time you here these comments, but it has been a real pleasure. Richard was always so positive and full of life. He will be greatly missed. Our best to the entire Steinhauer clan. JK

Jeff Keyser w Mansour Architecture on November 02, 2017

Our condolences to the entire family. We worked with Richard for several years and in all that time he proved himself to be an honest stand up man.

Troy Reif on November 01, 2017

Dearest Steinhauer Family, I worked with Richard and Susan as a Business Consultant for many years with BBSI. I always so enjoyed my visits with both Susan and Richard and their sweet fur babies. I always loved listening to Richard talk as I could hear his Indiana twang as that is where my family is from and he reminded me quite a bit of my father. Dearest Susan and family I am so very sorry for your loss. With deepest sympathy may you all keep his sweet memories close to your heart. Fondly, Beverly Kelly

Beverly Kelly on October 30, 2017

I am so sorry for Richard's entire family. Such a gracious warm man. I cherish the memories of sitting down to dinner or lunch with him. Always great, warm stories. A person that would do whatever you needed done, whether business or personal. Heaven is a better place today.

Richard Ruzylo on October 30, 2017

Although it's difficult today to see beyond the sorrow, may looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow.

Jim Stead on October 24, 2017

All my love Penny. My heart knows the pain of losing a parent. It is unlike any other. He sounds like an amazing man who brought a great deal of love to his family and this world. I hope you find peace in your memories. Xoxo

Anne on October 24, 2017