In Memory

Steven Wolnick

Steven Wolnick

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04/27/17 08:29 PM #1    

Fred Brostoff

The following obituary was furnished by Steve's friend, Richard Darling:

Steven Reed Wolnick passed away on April 21, 2017, after a 22-month battle with Glioblastoma, a heartbreaking and unstoppable brain cancer. We like to think that he rode his cherry red Harley one more time into a warm spring day. He leaves behind his beloved wife and sweetheart of 47 years, Ann Lindeman Wolnick. He adored her to the very last. At his destination he will be met by his parents, Fred and Hazel Wolnick, and a menagerie of beloved pets, among them many devoted dogs, spirited parakeets, several cats, and a couple of lucky squirrels. Sammy and Merlin, in particular, will be at the front of the pack. Steve was a traveler whose path was punctuated by a few big stops; born in Evanston, Illinois in 1946; moved to Tucson, Arizona; retired in Dubois, Wyoming; settled in Arvonia, Virginia. Ever a tinker, Steve loved all things motorized and mechanical. He spent his life finding and fixing problems on airplanes, stock cars, RVs, snow plows, jet skis, boats, and more cars than you can count. He was a quiet man with a subtle chuckle and he wasn't afraid of a good pun or a bad joke. His memory will be forever cherished by his three daughters and their families, Elizabeth and Seth Miller and their children, Charlotte and Alasdair; Stephanie and Tom Christian and their children, Cadence and Cruz; and Meridith Wolnick and Debra Guy and their daughter, Ruby Reed. Also missing Steve deeply are his closest friend, Dick Darling; his sister-in-law, Polly Lindeman Mitchell; and, his two brothers and their spouses, Martin and Rowan Wolnick, and Dennis and Carol Wolnick. In lieu of flowers, please help us strike a blow and direct donations to the UVA Neuro-Oncology Research Fund, Purow Laboratory, c/o Erica Cook, P.O. Box 800432, Charlottesville, VA 22908.

04/28/17 10:55 AM #2    

Susan Spiegel (Pastin)

What a beautiful obit, Fred!  Brought tears to my eyes - as did the youthful picture, which looks familiar to me.

04/28/17 11:35 AM #3    

Rosanne Bass (Keynan)

Condolences -- a beautifiul, and beautifully written, tribute.

04/28/17 03:11 PM #4    

Alison Van Swearingen (Brown)

I did not know Steve Wolnick at ETHS but this beautiful obituary sums up who he was in such a special, simple way.  Condolences to his many family members and friends.

04/28/17 03:35 PM #5    

Elaine Borland (Purnell)

I remember Steve from Nichols School. He was a very nice young man and a friend. I too thought the obituary was a beautifully written tribute to Steve. 

04/29/17 06:37 AM #6    

Pamela Beall (Art)

So sorry to hear this. Though I did noy know him, my heart goes out to his friends and family.  Three years ago my publishing mentor, Peter Workman, also died of this relentless cancer, as did Teddy Kennedy.  Our donations wiil, as the obituary said, strike a blow.  

04/30/17 04:17 PM #7    

Ruth Gross

It's a loss for all of us in the Class of '64 when another classmate passes.  This obituary was beautiful, and although I didn't know Steve, I am very sad for all his loved ones. 


04/30/17 05:19 PM #8    

Robert Hamrin

I knew Steven quite well - we were both residents of Asbury (Steve less than a mile north of meI was really amazed to see in his obituary the mention of squirrels.  I beleive that is the first obituary I have ever read that mentioned squirrels, but that is exactly what I wanted to mention as I remember Steve.  In 7th or 8th grade, I was in his front yard and a baby squirrel appeared.  Steve and I played with it for a while, naming it Apples.  Then it crawled up my leg under my pants.  I decided to bring it home that way -- walking the full 7 or 8 blocks.  That is one of the most vivid memories I have of my early days in Evanston.  Also one fo the most vivid for my mother when she saw what I had brought home.  It appears Steven continued his love of squirrels for some time.




04/30/17 07:03 PM #9    

Sherwin "Jay" Siegall

I SO agree with RUTH Gross how I feel about the loss of both those I knew and didn't know. The beautiful comments from both those who knew and did not know them. I am so touched and saddened by each loss of former Wildkits and how their families must be affected.. I have learned so much from this website and treasure both the good and bad news.          Hamrin: Where else could I learn you walked 6-8 blocks with a squirill under your pant leg!!!!  Be well one and all and Thur the aches and pains of aging Listen to you body's talking to you. I ignored some minor angina symptoms while,playing tennis for about a month. Finally I decided I was being stupid and went to the Dr. Couple,days later I had a stent placed in a 99% blocked artery. Procedure was a piece of cake and I have NO activity restrictions, just impossible Diatary guidelines. Point is listen to your body's talking to you and avoid being the subject of these pages. Lovingly remembering all my ETHS classmates and wishing all good health.. 





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