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STAVIS--Eugene B., a lover of film who taught cinema history for 30 years at the School of Visual Arts and worked with some of the entertainment industry's most revered names throughout his 50-plus year career, died on December 30, 2013 after a short illness. He was 70 years old. He is survived by a brother, Hillel Stavis; a sister, Laurel Stavis; two nephews, Steven Harper and Myles Stavis, and a niece, Lily Jane Stavis. Mr. Stavis was a driving force in the opening of the SVA Theater on West 23rd Street. He was consistently rated by his students as one of the school's most popular and beloved professors. For more information about the memorial ceremony, please visit: homepage.aspx

Published in The New York Times on Jan. 17, 2014