Stephen Condit Sparrow

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Steve Sparrow passed away Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at his home in Arlington, TX after a year-long battle with leukemia. A memorial service will be held in July at the Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis, MN. The 69 year old was born in Mariemont, OH on January 12, 1945 to Richard J Sparrow and Rhea Condit Sparrow. He grew up in Terrace Park, OH with his older brother Richard S Sparrow. Steve proudly served his country in the US Navy during the Vietnam era and later graduated from the University of Cincinnati. After 25 years, he retired from Schlumberger's electrical division as a sales manager. Over the years, the company placed him in Indianapolis, Seattle, Denver and Arlington, TX. He retired early to enjoy time to travel the US and pursue his passions: good wine and promising stocks! Steve considered himself a constitutional patriot. Survivors include his wife of 35 years, Victoria (Viki) Sparrow; son, Scott Sparrow (& Annette Moreau) of Ridgecrest, CA and daughter, Sara Sparrow of Minneapolis, MN; CA granddaughter Madelyn Sparrow; and extended family and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents and brother. Memorial gifts may be made in Steve's name to his favorite charity: Mission Arlington, 210 W South Street, Arlington, TX 76010 or

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  1. It is with a very heavy heart that we are hearing about Steve ‘s passing. My cousin was a giant of a man. He fought and died with a dignity few men can achieve. I’ll treasure having known him all my life. Our last communications were sharing the wonders of his spirt.

  2. Dear Viki, Scott and Sara-
    My heart-felt condolences at Steve’s passing. He and I met in 1996 when we were both officing at the Executive Suites at Little Road. We often would grab lunch together and share ideas on politics, investments and family life. It became a treasured tradition that has endured the entire span of our friendship. I will greatly miss those shared experiences. I have such admiration for his conviction and dedication to his family and keeping the right priorities in life. He truly treasured his family and I know the memories of your good times together will support you and give you comfort in this time of loss.

  3. Finding words to express sympathy is often hard. This is very true as I now think of Viki, Scott and Sara. We can, however, take courage from Steve. It’s impossible to think of him without thinking of courage. But, he was so much more. I’ve called Steve friend for 40 years. He was a steadfast and loyal friend with a tremendous sense of humor. He and I shared the same political views and love of country as we worked closely together for many, many years. Steve had a mind like a trap. I believe he could have been anything he chose to be. He was that smart!
    Steve loved his family and friends. If he told you something, you could “take it to the bank”, because he was a man of integrity. I am very proud to call him my friend and I will truly miss him.
    My thoughts and prayers will be with you Viki, with you Scott and with you, Sara.

  4. Our sincere condolences on the loss of Steve. Steve and I have been friends since our Sangamo days and remained in contact through our retirement. I’m glad he got to enjoy his. His last words to me were that he was glad he took the early retirement and got to spend time traveling with Viki. I always enjoyed Steve’s phone calls and our visits when I would get to Texas. He always knew where to find the best Barbeque, always had a story or two and a great bottle of wine on hand. Steve was one of the smartest people I knew, a loyal friend and fellow patriot. I learned so much from him over the years. I will miss him. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Viki, Scott and Sara.

  5. Heartfelt sympathy to Vicki and family on
    Steve’s passing. Steve was a fine honorable man and his loss will be felt by all his friends and colleagues.

  6. Bright, witty, generous, and courageous, Steve was a treasured friend for 30 years. We shared many meals, phone calls, e-mails, and even a few vacation experiences together. I will often think of him, always remembering his enthusiasm for fine wine, good jokes, politics, and new investment ideas. I will truly miss Steve. My sincere sympathy to Viki, Scott, and Sara.

  7. Steve and I became friends at Hanover College in 1964. He lived life with integrity, sense of adventure, making friends, and finding the humor in most all situations. He had the ability to make all those around him feel valued. His spirit laughs on.

  8. I met Steve in 1982, when he was our Sangamo Representative. Steve was always enthusiastic about life, we enjoyed his humor during many lunches at his favorite restaurant, LaLoma. He will be greatly missed. He approached his final days with a rare courage, positive attitude and gratitude for having a good life. My sincerest sympathy to Vicky, Scott and Sara.

  9. Steve was a remarkable man. He was smart and a loyal friend. He was fun to be with. He had a wide range of interests. I guess we were some of the only Sangamo salesmen that didn’t have an interest in golf. As a result we spent our free time at sales meetings riding bicycles, playing ping pong, fishing and exploring.
    He and Vicki visited us several times in Arkansas after we both retired. We joined Steve and Vicki on several occasions at some of their many vacation spots. Anne and I cherish the time we spent with them.
    I will dearly miss Steve’s phone call where we would easily spend an hour or so catching up and sharing our life experiences. Steve always had many friends because he was such a true friend. May God bless and comfort Vicki, Scott and Sara on their loss

  10. Condolence from Katherine Curry.
    I am employee at mca and have taken care of
    Mr Sparrow for one year.During this time
    Stephen has shared wonderfull stories about
    his wife and kids,as time went on and he became
    weak,he shared his bucket list,multiple tasks
    needed to be done,wich he completed,and then out of blue he stated Katherine maintain your
    car and oil change and brakes,tune up etc.he
    stated it wont be long I am ready.i him a hug
    and stated I will miss you,Stephen replied
    with a laugh “I am going to miss me too”
    Stephen has brought great joy to myself and
    my coworker Gladys.I thank you for comeing in to our lives. the sky is sunny and blue my
    my friend,this world is moveing,as you lay to rest the waters are calm and birds are chirping in the trees,just dance my friend
    dance.As I celebrate Stephen new journey
    with joy and sadness he will never be forgotten Vickie you are wonderfull and may
    time heel.Stephen loved you and the kids
    so much.

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