Bob Steves, civic-minded and beloved member of his Fordham and Scarsdale communities, died at his home in Harwich, Massachusetts, on July 30 at the age of 77. The cause was glioblastoma.

Steves’ long career in finance culminated in his service at Fordham, where he was assistant university treasurer from 2004 until his retirement in 2018. In 2021, he and his wife, Kathy, moved to Harwich, where they worked to restore a historic home.

While living in Scarsdale, New York, Steves was extremely active in his community, holding many positions in local government and nonprofit organizations. He was elected mayor of Scarsdale in 2013 and served until 2015. He sat on the Scarsdale Board of Education from 1998 to 2005, including one year as president, according to his obituary. He also served as a Scarsdale Village trustee and was active in the Immaculate Heart of Mary parish.

In addition to his wife, Steves is survived by his children, Karen and Michael, and nine of his siblings: Mary, Helen, James, Thomas, John, and Daniel Steves, Eloise Smarrelli, Theresa Vaga, and Elizabeth Forgays. He was predeceased by his son Matthew and his sister Margaret Guarino.

Read Steves’ full obituary and this collection of remembrances from community members.