Steinberg, Dr. Thomas H.
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A native of Omaha, died Sunday, June 16, 2013, in St. Louis, MO, of complications from ALS. Tom was a renowned punster and gentle humorist, who loved education, science, Danish licorice, the music of Ennio Morricone and Captain Beefheart, obscure movies, his legion of friends and, most of all, his family. He was a devoted father who overcame great hardship to care for his three loving children. His kindness, wry wit, and clear-headed approach to life inspired others and enriched those he loved with humor, strength and common sense. He is survived by his wife, Deborah Peterson; mother, Dr. Muriel Steinberg of Omaha; brother, Dr. James Steinberg of Atlanta; children Danny, Becca, and Deborah Steinberg; and step-children, Ben, Nick and Elizabeth Peterson. He was preceded in death by his father, Dr. Maurice Steinberg, also of Omaha. Tom was a 1970 graduate of Central High School. In 1989, he joined the faculty of Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, where he was a cell biology researcher and infectious diseases physician. Tom received his undergraduate degree from Harvard University and his M.D. from New York University School of Medicine. Tom was many wonderful things, but he was not one for ritual or ceremony. Per his wishes, he is being cremated and there will not be a Funeral. Contributions in memory of Tom can be made to: the St. Louis Regional Chapter of the ALS Association; to the Shakespeare Festival St. Louis; or to the
Published in Omaha World-Herald on June 23, 2013