Stewart Isaacs was born April 14, 1941 in Cincinnati, Ohio to the late Arthur Isaacs, Jr. and Marian (Neblett) Isaacs. Stewart was the third oldest of 11 siblings. To man, he was a loving husband, father, brother, uncle and friend to all who knew him.
Before graduating from Withrow High School, he enlisted in the United States Marines where he served in the Vietnam war and was stationed in Okinawa, Japan from 1958-1963. During which time he obtained his GED and learned Japanese; a language of which he loved to share some of his favorite phrases with family and friends.
Stewart took his interest in boxing and began training while in the service. He was a fierce and well-known boxer throughout Cincinnati and tri-state area. He eventually went to the 1964 Olympic Boxing Trials and went on to win the Golden Gloves Boxing Championship in 1964-1965. He dedicated much of his time to training other young boxers to be well-rounded and successful fighters like himself.
Stewart was an entrepreneur who took pride in owning his own businesses. At a young age, he and his brothers learned auto body work from his Uncle Fred Isaacs, who was a Welder in World War II. He worked many years as a
Truck Driver retiring from Complete Auto. Always keeping his options opened, he opened Ideal Body Shop at the corner of Woolper and Vine, which later became Clifton Car Wash & Detailing. He was an Auto Body Instructor for Scarlett Oaks Community College and helped coach boxing in his community. Encouraging success within his family in 2008, he supported the founding of Somethin’
Serious BBQ LLC, which was founded by his wife Odessa and sons Mark and Stewart. In his later years, he volunteered to teach dancing at the YMCA in Madisonville.
He completed his journey home on August 2, 2019. Stewart was a devoted husband and proud family man. He was preceded in death by his parents and six siblings: Vernon, Judge Barry Isaacs, Carlos (YiYi), Tony, Eric and Gail.
He leaves to cherish his homegoing: a loving wife of 54 years; Odessa Isaacs; sons, Stewart Douglas (Karen) Isaacs and Mark Isaacs; grandchildren, Brianna, Stewart Anthony, Aijah and Austin; sisters, Terry Miller, Carolyn Isaacs, Marian (Peachy) Edwards and Patricia Bitter; sisters-in-law, Juanita (Vernon) Bridges and Mary Tucker; brother-in-law, Eva (Evelyn) Tucker; aunt, Doriscene Colley; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends, all of whom he loved dearly.
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