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Stephen Charles Liebes ’53

Stephen Charles Liebes ’53, January 21, 2008, in Palo Alto, California, from complications of multiple myeloma. Steve attended Reed for two years, with a focus on sociology and economics, and spent a year in retail training at Macy's in New York City. He worked for the family business, H. Liebes & Company, in San Francisco in the ’50s and ’60s, and interned in real estate for the Draper Company in San Francisco. He was president of the Hillsdale Merchants Association, and managed Liebes & Company, his specialty real estate business for shopping centers and independent grocers in Palo Alto. With Ellis Partners, Steve redeveloped the Town & Country Village in Palo Alto. He also was a member and past president of the Sequoia Club in Redwood City. Steve traveled, cooked, and used his talent as a domino player to compete in the annual Children's Health Council Tournament. Survivors include his wife of 29 years, Dale; two sons and three daughters; nine grandchildren; and a brother.

Appeared in Reed magazine: August 2008

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