IRVINE, Calif. - Stephen A. Shendelman of Irvine, Calif., formerly of Bettendorf, passed away unexpectedly on August 17, 2012, at Sunrise Hospital, Las Vegas. He was an organ donor.

Born in Norwalk, Connecticut, December 6, 1949, to Yetta and Morris Shendelman, Steve developed an early interest in rock n' roll, roller coasters, cars, and ultimately, computers. He graduated from Bettendorf High School in 1967 and from St. Ambrose in 1971 with a major in business. Steve was active in Junior Achievement and worked for the organization after graduation. After a number of years, he pursued his lifelong dream of living in California where he met his beloved wife, Gail. They moved around the country a few times before settling with their two children, Julian and Laura, in Irvine, where Steve happily spent his remaining years working for Sony as a merchandising representative and doing freelance computer repair and instruction.

Steve is survived by his wife and children; his brother Marc, his sister-in-law Barbara, and their children Joshua, Alana, and Karisa; his Aunt Fannie and cousins Renee, Stuart, and April; and his friends, especially Bruce Bindewald and Bruce Gehbauer.

A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. August 21, 2012, at University Synagogue in Irvine.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Feeding America, www. or to a local food bank to honor his memory.

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I had the pleasure of working with Steve back in the late 80's at Egghead Software in the midwest. I thought I might look him up to see how he was doing, and I find with regret that he has recently passed. Please accept my condolences. Steve's colorful and unique outlook on life will be missed by a great many.


My mother and father owned a duplex where Morris and Yetta lived. In fact I remember when both Stephen and his brother were born. Mom and dad said they were the best tenents they ever had. I remember going other to there house to eat fish on a holiday they were having--to this day I remember how vary good is was. My father pass-on back in 1969. My mother is still living and is 100 years of age and still going strong. Stephen and his brother were vary courteous children.
Stephen is still a nice appearing gentleman. So sorry to hear of his passing. I will remember him in my prayers. God Bless--From Gary Tague

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