Stephen (Steve) H., age 74, of Lakewood, formerly of Glen Ridge and Little Falls, NJ, passed away at Ocean Medical Center on March 22, 2016 with his wife Sharon of 48 years at his side.
Steve was born in Brooklyn, NY and grew up in Passaic NJ. He was the only son of Florence (Carlin) and Max Rosen deceased. He attended Passaic Schools, Rutgers University-Newark and Seton Hall School of Law. Steve is survived by his wife Sharon (Nealis) formerly of Matawan, NJ, his sisters and their families Muriel and Chester George of West Chester, PA and Roberta and Grant Lewis of Virginia Beach, Va. He is also survived by his wife's family and many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews from both families for whom he had great affection.
Steve was a veteran, having served as a medic in the U.S. Army Reserve and the National Guards of New Jersey and California from 1962 through 1973.
As a student at Rutgers, he was the founder of the radio station WNRU and editor-in-chief of the student newspaper "The Observer." After graduating law school, he worked for the Institute for Continuing Legal Education at Rutgers before opening his own practice in the 1980's. His passion for addressing injustices was never ending.
Steve's other passion was Amateur Radio. In his early teens he became a licensed radio ham operator and maintained that interest throughout his life. He was previously an active member of the Nutley Radio Club and was a current member of the Ocean Monmouth Amateur Radio Club in Wall.
Steve and his wife are long time members of Temple Ner Tamid in Bloomfield. At his death, he was President of the Brotherhood.
Steve was an active participant in research projects at Columbia University for the disease known as amyloidosis.