Steve Reoutt
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Steve Reoutt Died on May 14, 2008 of pancreatic cancer. He was born in 1938 in Shanghai, China and at age 12 came to San Francisco, where he lived most of his life. In 1963 he traveled to the Soviet Union as a guide for the USIA graphic arts exhibit. He began teaching at the California College of the Arts in 1967 and taught there for 41 years as professor of graphic design. He was a founding member of the SFAIGA and made a fellow in 2001. In addition to teaching, he was a free-lance designer, illustrator, and painter. His oil paintings, watercolors, and monoprints have been exhibited widely. He lived a full life. He loved his work, painted a lot, played tennis, read a great deal, and traveled. When he was younger, he also skied, back-packed, and tortured a number of friends and family by making them hike 11-miles down switch backs to Pate Valley in Yosemite. He is survived by his son Mark; daughter, Kira; movie buddy, Olga; and four grandchildren. A party for friends and family will be held to Celebrate Steve's Life. For more info, email In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to CCA/Steve Reoutt Scholarship, Contact Camille Gerstel, CCA Advancement, 5212 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94618.

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Published in San Francisco Chronicle from Jun. 5 to Jun. 8, 2008.
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June 24, 2008
Mark and Kira,
I am truly sorry for your loss. Your father was extremely thoughtful and generous to me. I will always appreciate him having been in my life.
Herb Thornby
June 8, 2008
Mark and Kira,
Your Dad was a consistant thread in my life, first as teacher, then as collaborator, and always as a friend. I will miss him.
Melanie Doherty
June 6, 2008
Mark, so sorry for your loss, my deepest condolences to you and your family.
Robert Felter
June 5, 2008
May your hearts be filled with joyful memories of Svetik as you celebrate his life.

Michael and Tania Lapin
Tania Lapin
June 5, 2008
The six in the 50's
In our youth, we were six, now, we are only three.
Cyrill Sinelnikoff
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