a genetic toxicology CRO pioneer, died on September 4, 2012, at his McCormick, SC home after a two-year struggle with ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease). Steve received a BS in biology and chemistry from Morehead State University in Kentucky in 1967 and a PhD in microbiology from Oregon State University in 1973. He married his high school sweetheart Mary Ruth Thompson Haworth in 1965; they celebrated 47 years of marriage in July 2012. Steve was a long-time member and strong supporter of EMS (now EMGS), and also a founding member of the Genetic Toxicology Association in the 1970s, which at that time focused on applied genetic toxicology in the mid-Atlantic area. After a two-year stint at Trenton State College, Steve moved to the Washington area where he was employed by Microbiological Associates/Hazelton/Covance (except for a short sojourn in Utah working for a minerals firm). Steve retired from his executive position at Covance a few years ago to enjoy golfing, fishing, and time with his family. He will be remembered for his enthusiasm, optimism, great sense of humor, and that wonderful, short-lived 70s Afro.