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. feed.oc.org or to a local food bank to honor his memory.
Online condolences may be offered at www.dignitymemorial.com.