When I became an assistant principal of Scarsdale High School, Steve was my neighbor, two doors down. His office quickly became my safe haven and he quickly became my mentor, advisor and therapist! I profited from Steve's wisdom in countless ways and will always remember how smart, kind, caring and funny he was. ... Did I remember to say funny??
I still giggle inwardly, recalling Steve's unsurpassed re-telling of how one would describe the game of baseball to a foreigner. Merely hearing the word, "pellet" still brings a laugh to my lips.
I offer my sincere condolences to Steve's family. The world lost a treasure in him.