• Celebration of Life

    Sep 9, 2021, 2:00 PM US/Eastern

  • Memorial Service

    Sep 9, 2021, 1:00 PM US/Eastern

The memorial organizer requested donations in honor of Kenny Steif


Support the family & Memorial Fund (Scholarship, Dedication, etc.).

Kenny was a devoted father and husband. The next year will be a difficult transition for Diana, Emil and Malcolm. We are starting a fund to ease financial burdens with immediate expenses as well as for long term planning to provide Diana and the kids with a more secure future. In addition, Kenny was very socially conscious and supported many local groups. If you feel inclined to give towards these groups please donate directly on the groups' website by entering their names below. These are just a few of some of the few groups he supported: WHYY; Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia; Next City

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Memorial Created By
Lora Reehling

Kenny Steif

September 06, 1982 - September 03, 2021

Dear friends and family, welcome to our page on how we will share love, respect and admiration for our beloved Kenny Steif in the coming days. Thank you for being here. Kenny passed away after valiantly battling sarcoma cancer for seven years. All through the many ups and downs, Kenny valued his circle of...  see more

Dr. Kenneth Steif, aka DJ Kennyraw – beloved son, father, husband, friend, music aficionado, data nerd and academic pioneer, business founder and author, passed away on September 3, 2021, after a long battle with cancer unwaveringly fought with positivity, honesty, determination, and love. Ken was born September 6, 1982, in Queens, NY, to Paul Steif and Caroline Werth.  Early on the Steif family moved to New Haven, Connecticut where...  see more
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Posts & Photos

  • Jane Christen
  • TC Burnett
  • Lora Reehling
    The slideshow of photos contributed for Kenny's Celebration of Life.
    Ken Steif's Life in Photos
  • Jianting Zhao
    I am deeply saddened by the news that my Master’s advisor Dr. Ken Steif passed way on 3rd Sept, 2021.
    He was knowledgeable and supportive as a mentor. From his class I learnt concrete analytical skills which are still valuable resource till now.
    Two...  more
  • Mina Lerman
    my condolences to the family. may you know no more sorrow and may kenny rest in peace.
  • Yian Wang
  • Ben She
  • Theo Lim
    While I was a PhD student at Penn, I always looked up to Ken, and he was always so generous with practical and useful advice. Even after leaving -- he helped me think about my career (in industry vs academia), and though I was no longer in Philly, his...  more
  • Eugene Chong
  • Matt Harris
    Ken left a deep and indelible mark on everyone he met.
    His kindness was only surpassed by his selflessness. Regardless of what he was going through, he would always stop, smile, look at you and ask "how are you?"
    His intellect was only...  more
  • Matt Harris
  • Eileen  Cella
    Sending love on behalf of the Bicycle Coalition. Kenny was a brilliant man and we're thinking of all those who held him dear.
  • Steve Schwortz
  • Maurice Steif
    To you, Kenny for all your inspiration, your indomitable will, your unwillingness to descend to self pity, you were a bright beacon in an ever darkening sky.
  • Lora Reehling

    A one hour and 45 minute memorial video collaboration of 48 messages to Kenny from friends and colleagues. He watched them all. ❤️
  • Lora Reehling
    If you'd like to contribute a meal to Diana, Emil and Malcolm, please sign up for a night here:
  • Lora Reehling
    Music was an essential part of Kenny’s everyday existence. Listen to a curated playlist on Spotify made by his close friends in honor of Kenny:  more