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Stephen Elsas Kalish

January 14, 1942December 18, 2019

Stephen Elsas Kalish was born on January 14, 1942 and passed away on December 18, 2019.


Stephen Elsas Kalish

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Peggy Husch Rothschild

January 14, 2020

My sympathy and condolences reach across the miles to Steve’s family. I feel blessed to have known him literally since infancy, as our parents were good friends in Clayton, Missouri where we lived as children. Some of my best memories are from the academic year 1973-1974 when I moved to Boston from St. Louis and Steve, Suzanne(pregnant with Andrew), and Karen were in Cambridge for a post graduate year at Harvard Law. We spent many hours together and our friendship continued across the miles after that year! I will miss my friend but am grateful for continuing friendship with Suzanne.

Barbara Spector

January 12, 2020

I knew Steve long time ago during my time as wife to his good friend, Rusty Messing. I liked him so very much. His quirkiness was appreciated by me before I even understood the meaning of the word. Condolences to his family. Knowing Steve is no longer on this earth saddens me.

Barbara Messing Spector

Jacqueline Lipsky

January 9, 2020

Dear Suzanne. I am so very saddened to hear of Stephens passing. We had so many wonderful years in Lincoln playing bridge, sharing your driveway for our annual garage sales and spending summer hours at Muni pool. My very best to your beautiful family. Through Love through friendship A heart lives more than one life. Anais Nin

Nancy Coren

January 8, 2020

My husband, Charles, and I were saddened to hear of Stephen's death. May his memory be for a blessing. Stephen was an integral part of the Lincoln Jewish Community and the University of Nebraska Law School. Although he had moved from our community after his retirement, his death truly makes us sad.

steven schroeder

December 23, 2019

I was fortunate to know Steve while we were both on sabbatical in London in 1982. Our families had many joint outings. On return to the US we did not see them often, but always enjoyed our infrequent visits. Stephen was witty, could regale you with self-deprecatory humor, and enjoyed good conversation. A devoted family man, he adored Suzanne and his three children--Karen, Andrew, and Daniel. We were lucky to have known him, and will miss his presence.