• "My two brothers and I grew up with Fudd on Belmont Circle..."
    - Barry Wohlgemuth
  • "I was sorry to learn about Steve's passing away. He was my..."
    - Richard Portner
  • "Steve we miss you greatly. From your warm wit to pleasant..."
    - Scott Murray
  • "Dear Steve our friend of 40 years, We were in our last..."
    - Randy and Bob Komitor
  • "Steve, my Darling Dearest Husband We met at 17 and 18..."
    - Susan Frushtick


65, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, February 8th at his home in Mamaroneck, NY. He succumbed to a heart attack while exercising. His family, friends and clients are shocked and heartbroken at the loss of this exceptional man. An accomplished marathon runner and loyal Knicks fan, equipped with a laser-like financial mind, Steve most of all cherished his family, including the newest addition, his granddaughter, Alice. In addition to Alice, he is survived by his loving wife Susan, sons Evan and Russ, parents Bill and Rita and sisters, Carol and Jill. A senior partner at the accounting firm Wiener Frushtick & Straub P.C., which merged with Shalik, Morris & Company, LLP this past January, Steve played a pivotal role in advising countless families, executives and entrepreneurs, in New York and nationwide. For the thousands of clients Steve served 24/7, he was more than a brilliant CPA. Steve was a confidant in the truest sense of the word, a veritable fount of knowledge and wisdom at the intersection of business and life. He delivered his financial and tax advice quickly, with the utmost in confidence and clarity. He was never shy in voicing his opinion, yet deeply human and humble. His love of life and its ironies was legendary, as was Steve's sense of humor, full of memorable adages and anecdotes, often shared via early morning salvos from his EFudd123 account. He will be sorely missed by family, friends and clients. His memory, spirit and stellar counsel will endure. Steve was laid to rest at Sharon Gardens in Valhalla, NY on February 10th. For friends wanting to pay their respects, the family will be observing shiva at their home until February 15th.

Published in The New York Times from Feb. 10 to Feb. 11, 2015