Deborah DeRienz posted a Condolence
| August 21, 2020
Dear Rosenblatt Family, On behalf of the Naugatuck Retired Teachers, we sincerely express our heartfelt condolences to you. Many of us who taught with Steve remember his humor and gentle and caring ways with the children. He will be sorely missed by his many friends. With deepest sympathy, Debbie DeRienz, NRT President
Fern Sundermeyer posted a Condolence
| August 14, 2020
Steve will never be forgotten. So sorry for your loss. I never realized Frank played golf often with Steve. He will always remember Steve's humor and competitiveness during his matches. We are here if you need anything,
Fern and Frank Sundermeyer
I knew Steve thru DCF at foster children’s PPT meetings. He was always very well prepared with a wealth of information on any child that he assessed for educational needs and/or other services. His genuine warmth and personality was of great assurance that he instilled on goals achieved throughout the years. I liked to banter with him before and after as his sports knowledge was huge. He will be missed by all his colleagues; so sorry for the his loss.
Vito Lavacca posted a Condolence
| August 09, 2020
I was so sorry to hear about Steve. I first met him in the early 1980s when I was invited by Harris Clark to come on the annual Sugarbush golf trip. For the next thirty some odd years I enjoyed the golf, but I most enjoyed the banter with Steve on those long car rides. Compassionate? Empathetic? All around nice guy? Sure, he was all of that and much more; but there was another side to Steve. On these long rides we would often have serious conversations about controversial issues in the news. At a pause in the conversation Steve would dryly come out with some remark that was so outlandish, so politically incorrect, and so uncharacteristic of him that we would all convulse with laughter. These remarks would be collected and repeated on every subsequent golf trip. I’ll cherish those times we had together. God bless you my friend. Rest in peace.
I cannot say enough about how Steve was an asset to the children of Naugatuck. I was fortunate to work with him at 2 schools and found him to be an exceptional person. So sorry for your loss. Mary Clarke