Beloved husband, brother, and friend, Steve Lawrence, former editor and publisher of Crosswinds Weekly, the Albuquerque-based alternative newspaper, passed away after a brief illness on Jan. 16, 2018, at the City of Hope hospital in Duarte, CA. Steve was 75 and lived in Sherman Oaks. He is survived by his wife, Vera, and brother, Tony. Steve led Crosswinds from 1995 to 2006, when the newspaper stopped publishing. He also appeared frequently on the New Mexico public TV channel KNME. Before leading Crosswinds, Steve, an award-winning journalist, reported and edited for the New York Times, the Dallas Times Herald, Forbes and the Thomson newspapers in Canada. Steve and Vera retain strong ties to New Mexico, a place close to their hearts.
Published by Albuquerque Journal on Feb. 18, 2018.