passed away on January 23, at his home in Manhattan surrounded by his loving family: his wife Corky; daughters Lori, Tracy and Dana, son Michael; 11 grandchildren: Sam, Hallie, Isaac, Jack, Macklin, Aquinnah, Schuyler, Savannah, Mica, Esme and Cameron, and the children-in-law he loved as his own: Judith, Michael and Mitchell. Born in 1929 in the Bronx, Stephen had a long and varied career as an attorney, corporate president, college professor, author (of a dozen books, including Die Broke and Life Scripts), radio and TV commentator, financial consultant, life coach and mentor. Stephen was a non-conformist with a keen sense of humor and boundless warmth for family and clients alike. His greatest passion was for "changing people's lives" by "removing fear" and for hundreds of people in this city and beyond that is exactly what he did. A memorial service to celebrate his remarkable life will be held at Plaza Jewish Memorial Chapel, 630 Amsterdam Ave., on Sunday, February 11 at 3pm.
Published in New York Times on Jan. 26, 2018.