Steven Richard Weisberg (1949 - 2014)

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  • "Steve I will miss you and I will never forget your kindness..."
    - Linda Brown
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WEISBERG, STEVEN RICHARD Age 64 of Dallas, passed away on May 22, 2014. Steve was born in Dallas on November 14, 1949 to the late Vivian and Bob Weisberg. He graduated from St. Mark's School of Texas and attended The University of Texas at Austin. Steve began his professional musical career in Dallas, playing lead guitar in local rock bands while attending high school. During college, he performed throughout the Southwest as a member of the Sweetarts, and later, The Sparkles. Steve moved to Aspen, CO in 1972 and played lead guitar for John Denver from 1973 - 1977, recording on many of his most successful albums and touring globally. His songwriting credits include "Christmas for Cowboys," recorded and published by John Denver on his album, Rocky Mountain Christmas. One of Steve's last public performances was March 15, 2014 at The Meyerson, as a guest of Jim Curry and Band and The Dallas Symphony Orchestra. It pleased him greatly to perform in his hometown again. Steve led a very active life of performing and entertaining, and enjoyed cycling, scuba diving, golf and travel. Throughout his life, Steve made many friends who were drawn to his sense of humor, warmth, passion, charisma, intelligence, storytelling and musicianship. Steve is survived by his brother, Mick Weisberg of Dallas, brother and sister-in-law, Dick and Lynn Weisberg of Issaquah, WA, uncle and aunt, Ed and Mary Anne Bashara of Waco, TX, cousins, Greg Bashara, and Gary and Mary Bashara and their daughters Meagan and Lauren of Waco, Brenda and Tom Kanuch of Dallas, Doug Bashara of Irving, Joe and Gail Bashara of Dallas, Ken West of Madison, WI, Erica West-Fulton of Lakewood, CO, Nicole West of Austin, and former wife, Donna Duvall, who provided friendship and support throughout his battle with cancer. There will be a Celebration of Life for Steve Weisberg on Monday, June 30, 2014 from 3:00 - 6:00 pm at Brookhaven Country Club. Friends of Steve and family are invited to attend. Memorials may be made to Operation Kindness, www.operationkindness.org, or the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, www.lls.org



Published in Dallas Morning News on June 22, 2014
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