James “Jim” Leland Steinberg, 86, of Tulsa, Oklahoma, passed
away peacefully in the company of family on August 26, 2018 at The Journey
Home, Bartlesville, Oklahoma.
Jim was born November 14, 1931 in Tulsa to Otho and Roberta (Potter) Steinberg.
He graduated from Central High School in Tulsa and attended Drury University,
Springfield, Missouri where earned his Bachelor of Arts in Art and was
a member of the Kappa Alpha fraternity. On October 7, 1955 he married
Sondra Jean Gross in Tulsa.
A talented artist, Jim worked as a commercial artist for McCormick Armstrong
Co., as a draftsman and illustrator for North American Rockwell in Wichita,
Kansas and for 21 years as a technical illustrator at Amoco Production
Co., in Tulsa where he was an early user of computer-aided graphics systems
in the mini-computer era.
Jim was involved with scouting as a youth and supported his family’s
participation in scouting in the Indian Nations Council as a Cubmaster
for Cub Scout Pack 274 at Walter Reed Elementary School, as an adult leader
for Troop 26 at Good Shephard Lutheran Church and Explorer Post 33 sponsored by Zebco.
Jim was an avid model aviation hobbyist for over 60 years building and
competing with control-line, free-flight, and radio-controlled models
with the Tulsa Glue Dobbers and Turf Flyers. In later years Jim enjoyed
building and flying radio-controlled antique models with the Sooner Chapter
of the Society of Antique Modelers (SAM 93). In mid-life, Jim pursued
varied interests such as cycling with the Tulsa Bicycle Club, participating
in the Freewheel ride across Oklahoma several times as well as holding
an Amateur Radio License under call sign WB5YUD.
Jim is survived by his children Susan Lynn Steinberg (Rogers), Gary Allen
Steinberg, Charles Lee Steinberg, Richard Brian Steinberg, three grandchildren
and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife Sondra
Jean Steinberg (Gross).
In keeping with Jim’s wishes, no services will be held; remains will
be interred at Rolling Oaks Memorial Gardens Cemetery. The family is grateful
for the staff and volunteers of The Journey Home, Bartlesville, Oklahoma
for their kindness and compassion and requests that those wishing to honor
Jim’s life, make a donation to support their mission of compassionate
end-of-life care at: