Steven Brown
Steven Brown passed away on April 9, 2014. He was the beloved husband of Dana, father of Susie, Andrew and Jordan, and father-in-law to Micha and Jennifer. Steve was born on August 11, 1955 on Larson Air Force Base, Moses Lake, Washington, and graduated from the University of Illinois in 1977. He married Dana in 1978 and they moved to Boca Raton in 1980 to open Brown's Interior Design on Federal Highway in Boca Raton. Steve was a member of Woodfield Country Club and served on the boards of Temple Beth El and the Florence Fuller Child Development Center. Steve's first passion was his family. He devoted every day to making a better life for his wife and children. His other passion was his business and those he worked with. Most people dread Sunday evenings because they have a long work week ahead. Steve loved his business so much that Sunday meant a new week to grow the business he loved. Steve also devoted his time to building deep friendships and always being there for his friends and family. Steve always conducted himself with the highest integrity and chose to lead by example. He was quicker to understand than to judge, always choosing to view problems from the other person's point of view. Although he ran a full-time business, Steve never missed one of his kids' sporting or school events. Steve was his kids' biggest fan, always guiding and supporting them. Steve loved watching basketball and football, especially it meant if he could fill his house and throw a viewing party with his friends and family. Steve is also known for his quirky fashion, including his beloved fanny-pack (which he swore is making a fashion comeback). Steve personified what a good friend is all about, always making sure that his family and friends were taken care of. Besides his wife and children, Steve is survived by his parents, Murray and Carol Brown; his in-laws, Allen and Bunny Sabath; his brother, David, and sister-in-law, Suzanne, and his sister, Pamela Nadler and brother-in-law Mark. Steve will be missed for the passion he brought to life and the love and devotion he committed to his family and friends. Not only will his friends and family miss him dearly, the entire community has suffered a great loss.

Published by Sun-Sentinel on Apr. 12, 2014.
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Dear Carol, Murray and family,

I read with great sadness about the death of Steven in this month's JUF news. Although I did not know Steve as he was so much younger than me, I know that the apple does not fall far from the tree. You both were such outstanding citizens of Waukegan and its Jewish community; he much have been just like you.

I send my condolences. May his memory be for a blessing.

Kind Regards,

Margie Kaiz Offer
Marjorie Offer
October 28, 2014
I was so sorry to learn of your loss. Steve was one of my best friends growing up in Waukegan. I have wonderful memories of him from BBYO, Sunday school and high school. He was a great guy and a great friend. I am glad that I saw him in the last 10 years or so at a reunion and know his life turned out the way he wanted it to. He was very happy with his family and career.
Leah Seidenfeld-Bailey
May 4, 2014
My wife and I dealt with Pam and Browns for the last year or so as we redecorated our vacation home in Florida. In many store visits looking at samples, Steve always made us feel welcome and often kidded me about my name (same as his Dad's). Pam and family – may you be spared further sorrows and remember the good times you enjoyed with Steve.
Murray Perelman
May 1, 2014
To the Brown Family:
As I never met Steve face to face, I was blessed to know him from one of his favorite pass times, NFL football. He was a champion of picking the NFL games in our "Pick Sheet"... Just so happened he was the Champion this past season. He was a true gentleman. We will honor him this upcoming season by naming our future champions with the "Steven Brown Award". He will be missed greatly and our Pick Sheet will be able to honor him every year going forward.
Your family and friends will never forget his life.
Shafford E. McKinney
Shafford McKinney
April 28, 2014
Dear Andrew,
I am so sorry to hear about your dad's passing. My husband and I are cyclists too and know how dangerous biking can be. I remember you well from Banyan Creek Elementary and hope you remember me, too.
Barbara Friedberg
April 28, 2014
One of the finest people I ever met. So sad to hear this news. He had a genuine and real warmth and kindness that we will miss.
Alan Vance
April 23, 2014
Our parents were in each other's weddding and I will always remember Steve's contagious laugh and wonderful sense of life. My heartfelt condolences to the Brown family and my thoughts are with you during this time. Lots of Love
Cindy Solls
April 22, 2014
April 16, 2014
Gail and I will miss Steve very much. Our Starbucks meetings will now only be great memories. Our deepest condolenses go out to Dana and the entire Brown family. Mike&Gail Brenner
Michael &Gail Brenner
April 15, 2014
Dear Dana and the entire Btown / Sabath family . After becoming friends with Mar at u of I. I was lucky enough to get to know the entire Sabath family . I met Dana when she was 15 and had met Steve . Our friendship continued through u of I SDT and ZBT Steve was a wonderful , loving , kind and caring guy that has tragically gone way to young . I know the love of your entire family and send my deepest sympathy and love to all of you on this terrible loss , I wish you peace and hope you know how much I am thinking of your entire family and sending my prayers . Love to all of you through this very difficult time . Love always Laurie Block
Laurie Block
April 13, 2014
Although I have known Steve for many years through our work at Temple, he recently reached out to me and I had the honor of speaking with him on multiple occasions. The quick 5 minutes he said he had available on the phone was actually 35 minutes, the first "one hour" appointment was "two hours," and so on. A great and kind man whose passion was family loved his business. My thoughts and prayers go out to you . Dina Schwartz
April 13, 2014
Dana, There are no words to express how sorry we are! You and Steve are two of the nicest people I have ever known! I wish I could give you a hug in person... Sending my love to you and your family...Valerie (Besser) and Lee Shapiro
Valerie Besser and Lee Shapiro
April 13, 2014
We were terribly saddened with the loss of such a wonderful young man. We vividly remember him as a suitor of Dana as a teenager, and later on as our decorator and friend. We send our prayers to the Brown and Sabath families. Fondly, Bunny and Shelly Bulwa
April 13, 2014
I grew up with Steve. We were proud members of the Class of 73. I am sorry to hear about the loss. Reading the OB reminds me of the kind of man he was. Prayers to the family.
Steve Burkhart
April 13, 2014
Our hearts go out to the Brown family.
Frank Perlman and Linda.
Debbie Perlman
Danny Perlman
Frank Perlman
April 13, 2014
So sorry to have heard of your loss. Steve was a wonderful guy.
Don Fairman and Doralee Levoff
Don Fairman
April 13, 2014
I remember him from Am Echod & Waukegan. Always a good guy.
Steve Yaffe
April 12, 2014
My condolences to Jordan and the Brown family. I am thinking of you and am so sorry for your loss.
Courtney Rozen
April 12, 2014
Dear Brown family

"your loss Gods gain"

Our sincerest condolences to all

With our love,

Debby' &. Peter Powell
April 12, 2014
I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. While I only met Steve a few times, knowing the love your family shares will hopefully bring you peace and comfort during this difficult time.
Abby Ross
April 12, 2014
One of the finest people we have ever encountered has left us way too soon. He will be missed by so many. We are so glad we had the opportunity to have Steve in our lives. Dana - our sincerest condolences to you and your family.

Rob & Gail Gordon
April 12, 2014
Our deepest sympathies on the tragic loss of Steve. Words cannot adequately express our shock and sadness in losing such a wonderful person to all his family, friends and community . Our hearts and thoughts are with all of you
Ricki and Milton Barbarosh
April 12, 2014
Dear Brown Family,
Although I only met Steve once the character and integrity of this incredible husband and loving father was very evident. My deepest sympathies and love,
Bonnie Hill
Bonnie Hill
April 12, 2014
Dear Brown Family,
I am sorry to hear of Steve's passing. May you find comfort with your memories of this great man.
Joyce Latz
April 12, 2014
Dana: There are no words that can Express my deepest sorrow to you and your wonderful family!! I feel so honored to have developed a wonderful friendship with him of the past few years. Steve was truly an amazing and special man. Steve would light up when he spoke of the love he had for you and spoke of your children he adored. He was so excited when Susie moved back to Fl and becoming a Popa.
Our deepest sympathy to you all.
Meryl and Ed Deutsch
April 12, 2014
I was a high school classmate of Steve's. Although I haven't seen him for 40 years, I recognized that smile immediately. None of us know the number of our days, and I pray that as your grief softens, you will be sustained by the continued blessing of his joyful spirit.
Kathy Fitzgerald Szempruch
April 12, 2014
Our deepest condolences to the entire Brown and extended family.
Rochelle and Egon Ney
April 12, 2014
From your Louisville cousins--We were shocked to hear of the accident. Chuck and I remember well your wedding in Chicago, and of course, Steve's graciousness and friendliness at every occasion we were together. Remember the good times..and there were many.
Evie and Chuck Topcik
April 12, 2014
Reading with tears in my eyes. This should not have happened. My saddened heart is intertwined with Dana and the Brown family. With love , Beryl Jupiter
Beryl Jupiter
April 12, 2014
Dear Brown, Sabath,Wicks Family,
We are so sorry for your loss. Maralee has always shared such lovely stories about Steve and the kind of man he was. I teased her that he sounded too good to be true. My thoughts are with all of you. You have such an amazing family,I hope you will all get strength from each other. Love Mindy and Michael Gurwin(Ed and MAr's friends)
April 12, 2014
Dear Dana and Family.
We were shocked and devastated to hear of Steve's passing. We knew him, worked with him and adored him and your whole family for so many years.
Our thoughts and hearts are with all of you.
Marilyn and Dick Swoiskin
April 12, 2014
Dana, I have so many wonderful college memories of you and Steve. Steve would light up any room he was in, as would you with your beautiful smile right by his side. My deepest condolences to you. My heart and my prayers are with you.
Donna Gotteiner Farley
April 11, 2014
Dana, my condolences to you and your family. It was a great pleasure to know Steve, one of the first people I met when I moved to Boca in the '80's.
Steven Abrams
April 11, 2014
We send condolences to the entire Brown family on your loss.
From, The Blumberg Family (formerly from Waukegan)
April 11, 2014
Our deepest heartfelt wishes to you Dana and your family. Such a shock to our community . We will remember Steve for so many wonderful reasons forever! Amy and Ron Reshefsky
April 11, 2014
Dear Dana and family,
I had the pleasure of serving with Steve on the Boca Raton Historical Society. What a joy, what a loss
Our prayers are with you, may we remember the good in this sweet man

Joan Kerns
Design Center of the Americas. DCOTA
April 11, 2014
I am saddened to read of the death of your dad. My husband, Carter, and I send you our prayers and healing thoughts.
Charlyne Schuab
April 11, 2014
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Brown family. Steve was a wonderful man who will be missed.
Jennifer & Brian Kessler
April 11, 2014
Brown family: so tragic to hear this as we have used Brown's Interior for our three homes and had contact with Steve 2 weeks ago in store. Our sincere condolences. The Klopers
April 11, 2014
To the Brown Family,
our deepest sympathy
it was an honor and pleasure to
know Steve

Steve Koolik
April 11, 2014
To Susie and Micha we are sorry for your loss of Susie's dad our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Bob and Nancy Kawecki
April 11, 2014
Dana, we are so, so shocked and sorry having just learned of Steve's sudden death. Our sympathies go out to you and your family.
Nancy and Mal Gulden
April 11, 2014
Steve, from your banker and the girl who's last name you shared you will truly be missed. My heartfelt condolences to the family and friends who have lost a wonderful man.
Pamela Brown
April 11, 2014
Dana: I will always remember Steve's smile and sweet demeanor...What a tragic loss. Rick Hiton-Rho Chapter 77
April 11, 2014
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