Steve TenBroeck, a longtime SILVAR member and REALTOR® with Alain Pinel REALTORS® Los Altos, died March 1, 2016 at the age of 69.
Steve became a REALTOR® in 1989 with Fox & Carskadon, and moved to Alain Pinel REALTORS® in 1994. Steve partnered with Jeff Stricker in the Los Altos office for 26 years. They were known locally as Jeff and Steve.
Steve was a fourth generation Palo Alto resident with 26 years of real estate experience. He was part of the Broker Presidents Circle (top 5% of Alain Pinel Realtors) and president of the Palo Alto University Rotary Club (2013-14).
Bill Lewis, vice president of Alain Pinel REALTORS® Los Altos, described Steve as “a wonderful person and a role model in our industry.”
Steve loved to study economics and real estate statistics to understand the current market and where it was headed. Steve was an avid reader of history and politics. He was passionate about being a Rotarian.
Steve was known for being very sharing of his time and insights with REALTORS® at all companies. He leaves the lasting legacy of rarely complaining about anything, being thankful, and always having a smile on his face.
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After beating the odds of surviving tongue cancer over two decades ago, Steve started each day deeply grateful with a “live for today” attitude. Cancer returned with a vengeance in early 2016, but his upbeat spirit continued to his dying day. He will be remembered for his generous nature, passion for politics and cutting some serious rug on the dance floor.
On the leading edge of the baby boom, Steve was a proud fourth-generation Palo Alto native and watched as the open fields near his home turned into Eichlers and Ranchers. He attended Fair Meadows Elementary, Ray Lyman Wilbur Jr. High, and Cubberley High School. A counselor by nature, Steve worked with at-risk youths early in his career and ultimately found his calling as a Realtor.
He derived the greatest joy as a father to his three children – coaching their Little League teams, teaching them to ski, and camping in Yosemite. In 1999 he fell in love with Monie Wheatcroft who shared his passion for adventure. Through their seventeen years together, they took amazing trips, including a safari to Kenya in 2014.
He loved to “lift people up” and his greatest passion later in life was membership in the Palo Alto University Rotary Club. As President in 2013-2014, Steve was instrumental in setting up an endowment to ensure the continuity of the Club’s philanthropic endeavors. Learn more
Steve is survived by: his wife, Monie Wheatcroft TenBroeck of Los Altos; his children Sandy TenBroeck of Maple Valley, WA; Dustin TenBroeck (Heather) of San Marcos, CA; Shannon TenBroeck (Renee) of Concord, CA; his grandchildren Calvin Megiveron, Alex Hollenbaugh, Carson, Chase, and Caden TenBroeck; his great granddaughter Austyn Mae Megiveron; his siblings Jon, Janet, and Joan TenBroeck; the mothers of his children, Lesley Youdall and Jan Bettencourt; and his best four-pawed friend, Bailey. He was preceded in death by his parents Howard and Agnes TenBroeck of Palo Alto.