(At the request of Mr. Daschle, the following statement was ordered to be printed in the Record.)
(Senate - December 09, 2003)

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  (At the request of Mr. Daschle, the following statement was ordered 
to be printed in the Record.)


 Mr. LAUTENBERG. Mr. President, on December 4, 2003, an 
outstanding example of the American Dream ended with the passing of 
Meyer ``Mike'' Steinberg. Mike was a young 84 with a personal vitality 
and clarity of mind that many far younger people would envy. He was 
recently stricken with lung cancer even though he had given up smoking 
more than 30 years ago. He was an individual admired and beloved by 
those who had the good fortune to know him in his lifetime. This past

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Sunday, December 7, Park Avenue Synagogue in New York was filled with 
1,000 people who wanted to share the grief of his passing with his 
family who loved him so deeply that eight of his grandchildren, 
including an 11-year-old, wanted to share their innermost thoughts of 
affection and sadness with everyone gathered there.
  Mike's life, his grit and determination, his business successes, and 
his devotion to family are the stuff of which books are often written. 
In every definition of the American Dream, Mike Steinberg would emerge 
as an ideal example. From the humblest beginnings, having to end his 
formal education at the age of 15, he went on, ultimately, to the role 
of a real estate magnate. He developed, owned, and managed properties 
from New York to Texas to California.
  He was someone I was proud to know. He had a rare ability to attract 
admiration and respect from all who had contact with him and he will 
long be remembered as someone who proved that business success, 
devotion to family, pride in his heritage, and regard for others are 
still goals to be cherished in these days of disposable relationships.
  We grieve his passing but we honor his being and I ask to have 
printed in the Record an item I placed in the New York Times on 
December 6 commemorating his extraordinary life.
  The material follows.

                [From the New York Times, Dec. 6, 2003]

                       Steinberg, Meyer ``Mike''.

       Steinberg--Meyer ``Mike''. To our dearest husband and Dad 
     from your five lucky girls. We are forever blessed with the 
     love and life you showered upon us. There wasn't a time you 
     weren't there are always knew we could count on you. Our 
     hearts are broken and the void can never be filled. You will 
     be cherished in our hearts forever and ever. We will always 
     honor your memory and we will live our lives by the examples 
     you set for us. You are our King of Hearts, our hero, we will 
     love you forever. Jean, Susan, Bonnie, Carol, and Lois.
       Steinberg--Meyer ``Mike''. Extraordinary beloved husband of 
     Jean. Most cherished father of Susan Zises Green, Bonnie S. 
     Englebardt, Carol S. and Michael Weisman, Lois Robbins Zaro 
     and Andrew Zaro. Adoring and revered grandfather of Lynn 
     Zises, Justin H. Green, Danielle and Lara Englebardt, Brett 
     and Jad Weisman, Alex, Olivia, Stephen and Victoria Zaro. 
     Great-grandfather of Isabelle Zises Krugman. Services Sunday, 
     1 pm, Park Avenue Synagogue, 87th and Madison Ave. In lieu of 
     flowers, contributions may be made to honor his memory to the 
     S.L.E. Foundation for Lupus Research, 149 Madison Ave., NY NY 
     10016. For further information call Plaza Community Jewish 
       Steinberg--Meyer ``Mike''. An admired friend, extraordinary 
     entrepreneur, beloved family leader, husband, father, 
     grandfather and greatgrandfather. To know him as I did, 
     father of my dearest Bonnie Englebardt, was a special 
     privilege. His success in the business world was outstanding, 
     but it never interfered with his role as the family 
     patriarch. The risks that he took in his business life were 
     always motivated by his desire to protect his family's 
     security. His love of family extended as well to 
     philanthropy. He supported Israel's survival and the fight to 
     cure Lupus disease, among many other programs to help the 
     needy. He was a special human being, someone I cared deeply 
     about, and his memory will be forever an inspiration to all 
     who knew him. Frank R. Lautenberg United States Senator.
       Steinberg--Meyer. The Officers, Trustees, Clergy and 
     Members of Park Avenue Synagogue mourn the passing of a 
     devoted congregant. We extend to his wife Jean, his daughters 
     Susan, Bonnie, Carol and Lois and the entire family our 
     heartfelt sympathy. David H. Lincoln Senior Rabbi Amy A.B. 
     Bressman Chairman of the Board Menachem Z. Rosensaft 
       Steinberg--Meyer. The Directors and staff of the S.L.E. 
     Lupus Foundation and the Lupus Research Institute mourn the 
     loss of our dear friend Mike Steinberg, a devoted champion in 
     the fight to conquer lupus. We extend our deepest sympathies 
     to the Steinberg family, his devoted wife Jean and his 
     beloved daughters Bonnie, Carol, Lois, and Susan. Richard K. 
     DeScherer President, The S.L.E. Lupus Foundation.
       Steinberg--Meyer. The Gural Family would like to extend its 
     deepest sympathies to the family of Meyer Steinberg. We were 
     proud to call Meyer our friend and partner. He was a true 
     humanitarian, a charitable person in every sense of the word, 
     and his presence will be greatly missed. Our hearts go out to 
     Jean, Susan, Bonnie, Carol, Lois and the entire Steinberg 
     Family for their loss.
       Steinberg--Meyer ``Mike''. The Board of Governors and the 
     members of The Seawane Club record with sorrow the loss of 
     our beloved member, Meyer ``Mike'' Steinberg. We extend 
     heartfelt sympathy to his wife Jean and family. Ted Markson, 
       Steinberg--Meyer ``Mike''. We are heartbroken at he passing 
     of our dear friend. Mike had great courage, accomplishment 
     and was a generous philanthropist. Our condolences to his 
     beloved wife Jean and family. He will be missed but not 
     forgotten. Elma and Milton Gilbert.
       Steinberg--Meyer. Newmark and Company Real Estate wishes to 
     extend its condolences to the Steinberg Family, on the loss 
     of their husband, father and grandfather Meyer Steinberg. He 
     was both a friend and partner, and he will be greatly missed.
       Steinberg--M. ``Mike''. It is with deepest regret that we 
     mourn the loss of a wonderful, caring person who entered our 
     lives years ago and was a model friend, husband, father and 
     leader of people. Our heart goes out to Jean and her 
     beautiful family. Barbara and Philip Altheim.
       Steinberg--Meyer. Our deepest condolences to the Steinberg 
     family on the loss of their beloved husband, father, 
     grandfather, and great grandfather. Mike was a man of great 
     fortitude and charity and he will be missed. The Zises 
       Steinberg--Meyer ``Mike''. To Jean and his beloved children 
     and grandchildren, our sincerest condolences. We will sorely 
     miss our dear friend, Love, Laura and Artie Ratner.
       Steinberg--Meyer (Mike). My heartfelt sympathy to the 
     Steinberg family on the their loss. Mike will be greatly 
     missed by all his friend and associates. Norman F.