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Remembering Steve Shulman

Updated: Sep 25, 2023

How best do we honor Steve Shulman? Some of us who knew and loved Steve have been talking about and thinking about how best to honor him for months.

Steve was our neighborhood’s grocer, as owner for many years of the Leschi Market. He was a friend of Leschi Park, a generous friend and activist for the community, and a friend to the people who shopped and worked in his store. He was a true presence and made an extraordinary contribution to the safety and well-being of our community.

Steve succumbed to Covid disease in March 2020, very early in the pandemic. He brought a sharp awakening in our community about the dangers of the disease.

In the coming months, we may have meetings with Seattle Park Department representatives to plan a memorial to honor him, and his principles of enhancing the community in ways that bring people together and provide respect and enjoyment of where we live and who we are.

The Community Council invites your participation in this process. Steve’s family is developing an idea for a picnic shelter in Leschi Park. There will be an organized process for the community to engage in the outreach and planning. Friends of Steve and Leschi Park enthusiasts are especially urged to participate.

If you wish to join in the planning or just to keep informed as the process goes forward, please send a note of your interest to our Leschi Community Council’s central email address:, or text to 206-954-4458.

~John Barber

Chair of the Parks and Greenspace Committee, LCC


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