Steven Alan Tendrich (1940 - 2018)

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    - Deborah Solomon Fernandez
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    - Florence Descalis-Sabran
  • "I worked for Steve back in 1977 as his Controller for a..."
    - Gus Besil
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    - Jean Tepper Ruseling
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Steven Alan Tendrich, born in 1940 was raised in Miami, FL and attended the University of Alabama. He passed away peacefully in Jupiter, FL at the age of 77, February 5th, 2018 at 9:00AM surrounded by his loving family. He is survived by, his wife, JoAnne Berkow, his sons, Dean (Rachel), Chad (Leslie) and his daughter, Tara (Rick). He was preceded in death by his eldest son, Todd. He also leaves to cherish his memory his grandchildren, Gibson, Devynn, Owen, Cary, Kasey, Ty, and Presley. He is also survived by his beloved sister, Arlyne Wayner (Stephen) and his first wife/mother of his children, Jackie Tendrich. He was one of the most beautiful human beings that ever walked on the face of the earth and was loved by all who knew him. He was always giving of his time, advice, and love. He maintained lifelong friendships some of which endured for more than 70 years. He also kept strong and lasting relations with all his business partners. He was admired by all who knew him for his endless determination and ability to beat overwhelming odds where his health was concerned. He had survived pancreatic cancer for more than twenty years, crippling rheumatoid arthritis, Stage (IV) head and neck cancer, dozens of bouts of pneumonia, a laryngectomy, and diabetes, but finally he was too frail to fight back against an aggressive case of acute leukemia. He loved his life even though it was not always easy. He lived for his family and loved his work. He was one of Palm Beach County's top developers. At 77 he still had multiple projects in progress and never had plans to retire. His main hobbies were polo, watching football (Roll Tide Roll) and boating. He was an ambassador for the sport of polo and kept a box for over a decade, introducing new people to the game every year. However, boating was his passion. He loved being on the sea, cruising in the Bahamas, and anchoring out in picturesque coves. We lived happily together on various boats for the last twenty-five years, and I as well as all who knew him will miss him all the rest of our lives. Services will be held at IJ Morris Star of David Cemetary of the Palm Beaches at 2:30 sharp located at 9321 Memorial Park Road, West Palm Beach FL 33412 In lieu of flowers donations may be made in his honor to: Temple Shaarei Shalom, Inc. in Boynton Beach FL, Jupiter Medical Center Foundation in Jupiter FL, or Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts in Lake Worth FL.
Published in the Miami Herald on Feb. 6, 2018
Arrangements under the direction of:
IJ Morris at Star of David of the Palm Beaches | Star of David Cemetery of
9321 Memorial Park Road | West Palm Beach, FL 33412 | (561) 627-2277
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