Steve died March 28, 2002, near Princeton, ending a life-spanning association with the university. Born to an American military family in Heidelberg, Germany, Steve's first contact with Princeton, at age four, was during his father's enrollment as a graduate student. His "Army Brat" childhood led to attendance at a different high school each year: Fontainebleau and Versailles in France; Honolulu, Hawaii; and McLean, Va.
As an undergraduate Steve was an aspiring serious writer, and he made an initial mark by being awarded the 1971 Francis Biddle Sophomore Prize for his essay on Shakespeare's Twelfth Sonnet. The essay was described as "an imaginative and substantial piece of work."
Steve spent eight years in Paris writing, absorbing the rich culture of Paris, and teaching English. His near-native fluency in French and Italian led to commissions to translate from the author's literary English into a comparable level of French such works as William Blake's challenging "The Marriage of Heaven and Hell."
In 1985 Steve returned to Princeton to begin what would be a 15-year association as a member of the university library staff.
Steve is survived by his father, Bernard *56, and his brother, Mark.
The Class of 1973