SHREEFTER--Steve, January 17, 2013. Father, husband, brother, teacher, humorist. Touched everyone with his generosity, sense of justice. A life-long activist, committed to progressive education, he taught 27 years in NYC alternative public high schools, then at LIU School of Education, Brooklyn. He will be missed by his wife, Azi, children, Emily, Ben, Jessica and Hannah, granddaughters Aya and Olivia, siblings Diane and Robert, all his extended family, many beloved friends, students, colleagues, and recently, caregivers. Contributions in his memory: VT Worker Center, Rethinking Schools.

Published in The New York Times on Jan. 21, 2013