Let the memory of Steven be with us forever
  • 56 years old
  • Born on May 31, 1958 .
  • Passed away on June 10, 2014 .

This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Steven Al-Rawi, 56, born on May 31, 1958 and passed away on June 10, 2014. We will remember him forever. In lieu of flowers, please make donation "In memory of Steve Alrawi" to the Wikimedia foundation:  Please mail your donations to:

Caitlin Virtue
Wikimedia Foundation    
49 New Montgomery Street, 6th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105

Posted by Chris Conroy on 10th June 2015
Very often when I see a runner from behind who has the same build and head hair as Steve I am reminded of him. Its still very sad to think of his passing at such a young age.
Posted by David Barton on 26th August 2014
I ran with Steven on Tuesdays in Tilden with BRC and Sundays with RATS. He was very fast for his age, faster than me, and could never understand why I couldn't simply run faster. :) Nonetheless he would wait for me, especially after dark in the winter, or after there had been wild animal (mountain lion) sightings. He really was a nice guy with a great quirky sense of humor. I asked him his nationality once and he said his former Jewish girlfriend said he was the worst combination possible: half Arab and half German. Typical Steve, he actually was very loving. He was also brilliant, and great to talk with while running. I truly miss him.
Posted by Chris Conroy on 25th August 2014
I knew Steve through running with the Berkeley Run Club and Albany’s RATS. Steve was a good guy to run with. We ran a similar pace, so we spent quite a bit of time side by side. Steve was one of the most self-deprecating runners I’ve known. So many times he’d say the pace was a bit much, how out of shape he was, but looking over my should he be no more than a few paces back, chugging along. Always a smile on his face, excited to see any of us with whom he shared hundreds of hours on the trails. I’m glad I was able to share so many happy mornings and evenings with him. He’s sorely missed.
Posted by Erik Stauber on 25th August 2014
Steve was a fixture for several years on the Tuesday evening trail runs here in Berkeley. He always showed up with a can-do attitude and we had many animated discussions on all sorts of things, particularly technology and electronics. Steve once told me "This weekly run is what is keeping me alive." That resonated with all of us, as it very much embodied how many of us feel about our passion. Steve is missed.
Posted by Adriana Macias on 13th August 2014
Steven was very encouraging of new runners at RATS. He didn't speak much, but when he did he always offered tips and suggestions from his own experience. This should Steven was a man a kind man who wanted to share thoughtful kindness to those who needed it. I hope is in a better place.
Posted by Greg Porter on 5th August 2014
I met Steve on my first day at Cal in September, 1977 at the Ridge Project COOP housing. We shared many a beer and fun times together. Parties, Cal football games (roll’em up!), beer drinking and studying was our way of life back then. I'm still in shock that he's gone. He was nice, easy going, very generous, extremely intelligent and a little eccentric. Most of all he was a great friend and I owe my survival at Cal to him. Being a bonehead partying JC transfer I needed help with my Engineering studies. He helped me get through it. I was amazed how well he knew the material but never studied it. He was a biophysics major and almost got his Phd in Applied Math. Not bad for a guy who never finished high school. He just took a couple tests and Cal let him in. That’s how smart he was. After Cal, we both moved on with jobs/careers and lived far apart. But, we kept in touch off and on over the past 30+ years and got together when we could on ski trips with my family. Steve was also my best man in my 2nd wedding in 1996. He flew all the way to Veracruz Mexico to be there. A great friend he was. We (me, my wife Carmela and daughter Natalie) will really miss him. With deepest sympathies to Steve’s family. Sincerely; Greg Porter
Posted by Nabeel Khaleel on 3rd August 2014
Hi, realy sory for that. I tried to find my relatives all the time i was in Europe. Please if any one any thing about his brothers ( Tony and Lance ) can send this massage foreword. Im his cousin Nabeel Khaleel Alrawi. nabeel@online.no

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