He Never Lost a Friend
Steven Weinberg was not a cook, but he loved to go to the supermarket. He was not a collector, but he was nonetheless a familiar figure at garage sales in New City, N.Y. As his family's social secretary, an assistant basketball coach for his children, a man of 41 who kept every friend he ever made, all the way back to childhood, Mr. Weinberg never passed up an opportunity to run into someone he knew.
He enjoyed his position as an accounting manager at Baseline Financial Services, but it was as Laurie Weinberg's husband of 14 years; as the father of Lindsay, 12, Samuel, 8, and Jason, 6; and as a people magnet that Mr. Weinberg glowed. His wife said he had a distinct relationship with each of his children but a single message for all: "Stop fighting." He planned every family outing with other families. Seven hundred people attended his memorial service.
Profile published in THE NEW YORK TIMES on October 3, 2001.