Central High School Philadelphia 214th Class
Steven R Dzubow
Steven R. Dzubow
We lost Steve on June 27th, 2016; he was 74 years old. Born and raised on Thouron Street in Mount Airy (check out the T-shirt), he had resided in Plymouth Meeting with his wife Roberta. She and their children and grandchildren miss him greatly. Steve was one of our AZA guys back in the day, and continued to be a staunch supporter of the Zionist Organization of America. During his four years at CHS, Steve (according to the entries in the yearbook) was known for his "bushy hair and cavernous dimples". Steve showed us that "persistance and determination" were requisites for success, and these qualities had brought Steve "within view of his goals". Steve, again quoting the yearbook, said that "dimples don't hurt your chances with girls". Steve received Barnwell Honors, and served on the School Service and Banquet Committees. He also was an avid bowler, earning himself a place on the Varsity Bowling Team. Steve leaves us with his thoughts taken from our 50th reunion yearbook. "Central’s gift to me was the development of a disdain for structured education. This attitude followed me to Drexel University, where I proceeded to drop out and re-enroll four times. Miraculously, either because of electro-shock therapy or the faded memory of Central, I regained my thirst for knowledge and got my M.A., M.B.A and Ph.D. from University of Pennsylvania. My last full-time job was in 1991. At 49, no one would hire me so I naturally became a consultant, working solely with company presidents over the next 19 years. I married my high-school girlfriend, Roberta Weiss, in 1964. We have two married sons, Jason, an Immigration Attorney in DC, and Michael, a VP of Marketing for a local technology company. We’re looking forward to our first grand-child in November. Having no work or hobbies, and tired of watching grass grow, I recently got involved with an off- shore investment group developing a unique horse racing system using proprietary optimization concepts. If successful, our next project would be the creation of a hedge fund using the same technology. Any 214ers have an extra $10 million to invest?" Thank you, Steve for your friendship and wisdom.