Thoughts & Well Wishes

Rodney Quainton | Jul 15, 2020
Dear Ellen, my wife Nanci Priest and I, Rod Quainton, Yale '62 are stunned by today's news, as we send our prayers and heartfelt condolences to you and the family. Steve's generosity to Yale at our 50th Reunion for the lovely art gallery renovation is remembered fondly as Art History was my favorite subject at Yale. While not knowing each other at Yale, we got to know him and you Ellen at several mini-class reunions especially the one you hosted in Aspen. Steve also generously sponsored us at the Yale Club in NYC when we visited our NYC children. He was a caring and compassionate person, cycling for MS every year. Again our prayers are shared with all as you sit Shiva. The Rev Rod Quainton and Nanci Priest
Robert Rosenkranz | Jul 15, 2020
Dear Ellen,

I can only imagine the anguish you have been experiencing for the past several months, and wanted to extend my heartfelt condolences.  Steve was an extraordinary person, and it was a privilege knowing him for so many years.  I especially appreciated his generosity to Yale.  Yale had a 10 pct Jewish quota in our day, and I was always proud to note that three Jewish students, Steve, Jeff Loria, and I  turned out to be the biggest donors in our class.  

We have been spending a lot more time in Aspen post-Covid, and if you are in town, please do let us know.

Meanwhile, our thoughts and prayers are with you,