In Remembrance: Stephen F. Weiner ’52 Died on October 5 2021

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Born in Chicago on November 15, 1930, Stephen Falk Weiner passed away in peace, at home in Los Angeles on October 5, 2021. He was a wonderful man—wise, witty, kind, loyal, generous and debonair—who loved art, food, wine, music, golf, Bridge, mysteries, puzzles, puns, and celebrating with family.

Steve attended the Latin School, Yale (Class of 1952, and elected to the National Student Association as a freshman), and Northwestern Law School; served in the army; and married Claire a week after they met, then moved to California with their infant daughter Cynthia. 

Together Steve and Claire built a beautiful life in Beverly Hills where he worked in real estate finance and developed West Coast offices (including Honolulu) for Heitman and Bear Stearns. Exceptionally honorable, organized, and with a mind for numbers, his 2001 memoir was titled The Art of the Deal: A Lesson in Morality He also carried a “Steve is Serious” card to present when asked if he was.

Over the years he was a member of several clubs, including the Outrigger Canoe Club, La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club, Riviera and Hillcrest Country Clubs, Beverly Hills Tennis Club, and American Legion Yacht Club, and served as president of the L.A. Chamber Orchestra and Yale Alumni Association.

Steve is survived by Claire, the love of his life for 65 years; his grateful daughter Cynthia Hirschhorn; his son-in-law Charles Hirschhorn; and his treasured grandchildren Adam, Nicky, and Jason (who worked in the computer science department at Yale from 2015 to 2017).

—Submitted by the family.

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