Steven Schacht ’64

20 December 2016

Class: 1964

Residence: Washington, DC

Deceased: December 14, 2016

January 14, 1943—December 14, 2016(Adapted from his Dignity Memorial Obituary)Steve was born in St. Louis, Missouri. He attended Carleton and earned a BA and an MA in Economics from Washington University. He moved to Washington, DC in 1969 to take a position at the Federal Reserve Board and worked there until he retired in 2001.He met his wife Beverly at Union Avenue Christian Church in St. Louis. When they moved to DC, he was an active member of National City Christian Church, where he sang in the choir, served as a Deacon, an Elder, a Local Trustee, and Chair of the Board, and taught Sunday School. He also volunteered at Bread for the City and Martha’s Table serving the homeless in DC. He and his family vacationed on Cape Cod every summer. After Steve retired, he and Bev traveled extensively, including visits to their children living in London and Frankfurt, Germany.Steve and Beverly reconnected with many ’64 classmates when they attended Carleton Mini Reunions. They both were enthusiastically involved with planning the one in DC in 2015. As part of that DC Mini he and Bev arranged a wonderful recital with Joanne Peterson playing on the world-class organ at their National City Christian 2010 Steve was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease which progressed rapidly. During the last two years of his life he remained happy and upbeat for much of the time, despite his worsening health. Both visitors and attending nurses commented that Steve made them laugh and they found themselves smiling after spending time with him. He died in 2016. He is survived by Beverly, their children Robin and Eric, their partners Sarah and Dora, his grandson Joseph, and an extensive circle of friends.

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