Stephen E. Ormsby, age 63, died suddenly on Saturday, April 28, 2012 at his home. Steve was born August 18, 1948 in Saline, the son of Ted E. and Edith (Way) Ormsby.
On June 21, 1969, he married Mary Jane Lambarth and they raised their family in the Saline area. Steve was a proud veteran of the U.S. Army from 1969-1971, and was stationed in Germany where he and Mary Jane built many friendships and fond memories.
After returning to Saline, Steve resumed his work as an electrician and in 1974 he started his business, Ormsby Electric, which he proudly operated with his sons, Mike and Jeff. Steve was also a state licensed electrical inspector for the Cities of Saline and Milan, and York Township. He was admired and often consulted by other code officials given his extensive experience and deep understanding of electrical codes and systems.
Steve was a devoted father and grandfather and genuinely enjoyed family gatherings at his home. Steve was a graduate of Saline High School Class of 1966, played on and then coached several Little League Teams in Saline Youth Baseball, was a member of Saline American Legion Post #322, and a retired member of IBEW Local 252.
In addition to his wife Mary Jane, other survivors in addition to his wife include his son Mike (Catalina) of Saline, son Jeff (Shaun) of Clinton, grandchildren Ava and Lydia of Clinton and Anthony of Saline, his mother, Edith Ormsby of Saline, two brothers, Kevin (Sandy) Ormsby of Saline and David (Tammy) Ormsby of Clinton, brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Lee and Michelle Lambarth of Saline. There are also many nieces and nephews whom Steve loved. He was preceded in death by his father, Ted, brother, Phillip Ormsby, and his wife’s parents, Robert and Harriet Lambarth.
A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, May 2, 2012 at 6 p.m.. at Christ Our King Lutheran Church in Saline with Pastor Thomas Schroeder, officiating. Military honors will be held under the auspices of the Veterans Honor Guard of Washtenaw County.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Christ Our King Lutheran Church or The National Kidney Foundation of Michigan. Envelopes will be available at the church where friends may begin calling on Wednesday, May 2, 2012 from 4:30 p.m. until the time of Memorial Service at 6 p.m.
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