Steven M. Umin

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UMIN STEVEN MICHAEL UMIN Died peacefully February 19, 2012 at his home in Washington, DC after a long fight with Frontal Temporal Degeneration (FTD). Born January 28, 1939, he was raised in the Bronx (NYC). Valedictorian of New Rochelle High School, NY; graduate of Yale University (Summa Cum Laude, Valedictorian, 1959), Rhodes Scholar, Oxford University (1959-1961), Yale Law School (1961-1964), Law Clerk to Chief Justice Roger Traynor, California Supreme Court (1964-1965), Law Clerk to Potter Stewart, Associate Justice, Supreme Court of the United States (1965-1966), Attorney at Williams & Connolly, Washington, D.C. (1966 - 2004), Deputy Counsel, United States Senate Subcommittee on the Judiciary, Member - Central & Eastern Europe Legal Institute, Member - Advisory Committee, United States Court of Appeals, Public Member - United States Delegation Vienna Conference on Helsinki Treaty, Board - Multiple Sclerosis International Federation, and Adjunct Professor of Law, Georgetown Law Center. Steven Umin will be remembered as a lawyer of exceptional talent whose bold intellectual curiosity, humor and incisiveness underpinned his numerous academic and professional achievements. He was a warm, compassionate, and loving person whose loyalty to his family, friends, and colleagues, to Camp Mooween, Yale, and the New York Giants, touched all and will never be forgotten. Steve's support of the New York Giants was instilled by his father, who took him to his first game when he was four-years-old. Despite living in Washington, D.C. for 42 years, and working daily with Edward Bennett Williams of Williams & Connolly, owner of the Washington Redskins, Steve's dedication to his home team never wavered. He is survived by his loving wife, Candace R. Umin; and loving family, his daughter, Courtney of Washington, DC; his sister, Gail Massot of Arlington, VA; and his niece and nephew, Randa Massot of Paris, France and Olivier Massot of Arlington, VA. The family will receive visitors at Gawler's Funeral Home, 5130 Wisconsin Avenue, Washington, DC from 6:30 to 9 p.m., Thursday, February 23, 2012. A Memorial Service will be held at Washington Hebrew Congregation, 2 p.m., Friday, February 24, 2012. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Steven's name to The Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration (AFTD) in support of research.

Published in The Washington Post from Feb. 22 to Feb. 24, 2012
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