OBITUARY

Steven J. Soren

August 12, 1964November 3, 2018

In lieu of flowers donations in Steven's memory may be made to:

The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation

themmrf.org/get-involved/donate-to-the-mmrf/donate or

DKMS (We Delete Blood Cancer)

www.dkms.org/en

Steven J. Soren Longtime Staten Island attorney Steven J. Soren, 54, passed away peacefully on Saturday morning, after more than two years of courageously living with multiple myeloma. Steven, an accomplished real estate and commercial litigation attorney, was a partner in the Soren Law Group of Staten Island, which he founded in 1998 with his beloved wife of 22 years, Karen Soren. A longtime resident of Staten Island, Steven graduated high school in 1982 from Northfield Mount Hermon in Massachusetts. He then earned a bachelor's degree in 1986 from Columbia College, where he was a member of Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity (Fiji); a master's degree in 1988 in real estate development from Columbia University's Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, and a Juris Doctor degree in 1996 from California Western School of Law. Steven, who was a junior ranked tennis player in his youth, was an avid golfer and skier who vacationed frequently with his family in Vermont. As his sons, James and William, developed passions for jazz and baseball, the entire Soren family enjoyed these pursuits. Steven also served as a trustee of the Staten Island Children's Museum and was a member of the Richmond County Country Club. In addition to his wife and sons, he is survived by his parents, Dr. Stanley Soren and Ruth Soren of Staten Island. He also will be deeply missed by his many cousins and dear friends. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 9, at Harmon Funeral Home, 571 Forest Ave., S.I., (718) 442-5056. On that same date, the family will sit shiva from 2 to 5 p.m. and from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn, 1100 South Ave., S.I. Donations in Steven's memory can be made to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (themmrf.org) or DKMS (We Delete Blood Cancer) (dkms.org/). Published in Staten Island Advance on Nov. 5, 2018

Services

  • Memorial Service Friday, November 9, 2018
  • Shiva Friday, November 9, 2018
  • Shiva Friday, November 9, 2018
REMEMBERING

Steven J. Soren

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Marina Mundy

November 10, 2018

Karen, you and Steve were the first people nick and I met when we moved to Staten Island and had that first dinner at DaNoi. I spent many hours with Steve in court where he was not only incredibly smart but could always bring levity to an often dismal situation. I loved him and will miss him dearly and My heart goes out to you and the boys. Please reach out if you need anything at all ❤️
Love, Marina , Nick and Cora Lynn

Ellee Nolan Asaro

November 9, 2018

Dear Karen & Family,

I have been thinking of you & your boys all week & especially today. My heart aches for you all. I am truly sorry I am unable to make Steven’s services. I can only share from my own experiences & losses that it is helpful to know people are thinking, praying & sending you love. You have a tough road a head of you & your heart will eventually someday feel a little lighter, but for now try to take care of yourself because I know you have big responsibilities on your shoulders to carry your family through this horrible time. God Bless you & your Boys & God Bless Steven. Sincerely Ellee

Joe Mormino

November 8, 2018

As a childhood buddy of Steven's, my family and I were so saddened by this news. Steve was a terrific guy. We grew up together in Shore Acres and had so many memories of the old neighborhood.
Our Deepest Sympathies to Karen, James, William, Ruth and Stan. He will be deeply missed.
Rest in Peace my old friend.

Mario Gallucci

November 5, 2018

Steve, was not only a fine lawyer but also a gentleman. One of the finest people I had the opportunity to meet. My family's thoughts and prayers go out to Karen and the boys.

Eve Newman

November 5, 2018

Steve was brave and never complained about his illness. I will miss my friend so much.

He will live on in your memories and in the boys and will always be with you. Look for the signs he will send you; they are comforting.

May Steve Rest In Peace until you meet again.

Natalie Loeb

November 4, 2018

Karen, James, and Will
Words cannot adequately express how saddened we are at the loss of your beloved husband and father. We have numerous memories of Steve; as a child as we grew up in Staten Island together and more recently as a husband and loving proud father. The pride in his sons was always on display...along with the love for his family. You could see he took being a father seriously and modeled the behaviors we see in his amazing sons. Life will never be the same. But Steven is clearly within you James and Will...and we will all forever remember Steven-his kind spirit, his sense of humor, his sharp mind and fondness for golf and sailing. We feel very blessed for the times we got to spend together as adults and particularly when those times included the entire families.
Karen, you are a remarkable woman. Being with you and Steven was always a treat and a good time. We will miss Steven greatly. We hope that one day all of the wonderful memories you hold so dear will bring a smile to your face and much comfort.
Please know you and the boys have many of us that love you all, care very deeply and will be with you for the weeks and months to come as you mourn this tragic loss.

Maddy&Dick Pearlman

November 4, 2018

We are so saddened to learn this tragic news.
Our hearts are literally broken for all of you.
We’re sending you our love and wishes for strength during this terrible time.
Steven was a terrific guy & we’re grateful to have known him.
He shall be sorely missed.

Maddy&Dick

Charles Spinardi

November 4, 2018

Steve and I spent a great deal of time together waiting for our cases to be called in the Residential Foreclosure Part. Judge McMahon used to insist on silence. However, this was an impossible task for two gabbers like us. Each time we were admonished, we pointed to each other . It got to a point where the Court Officer would grin in frustration and look the other way. At times, we'd point to whomever sat in the row in front of us, it was often Eve Newman, also a bit of a chatter box. I'll miss you Steve. Thanks for helping me get through the dreadful monotony of the courtroom wait. God bless.

FROM THE FAMILY