In Memory

Stephen C "Steve" Bilheimer - Class Of 1921

Stephen C Steve Bilheimer

Stephen Bilheimer, age 96, civic leader and long-time Southern California resident, passed away at home on May 22, 2000.

Mr Bilheimer was born in Arkadelphia, Arkansas on June 23, 1903. As a young man, he moved to Southern California with his father and sister. He attended Manual Arts High School and graduated from South Pasadena High School. He attended the University of Southern California and Oregon State University where he graduated with a BS degree. He was a member of Beta Theta Pi.

Mr Bilheimer was an associate of Phelps-Terkel, Ltd for many years and later became President and Chairman of Silverwoods, Inc. He was a member of the Los Angeles Country Club, The California Club, and a founding member of the 100 Club. He was a Mason and a member of St Albans Episcopal Church.

Mr Bilheimer was past President of Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce, Los Angeles Airport Commission, Los Angeles Rotary Club #5, Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Commission, Los Angeles Stock Exchange Club, Central City Association, Southern California Visitors Council, University of Southern California Alumni Association, Republican Associates (and honorary trustee), and the California Museum of Science and Industry.

He was a Past Trustee of the University of Southern California Board of Trustees, received an Honorary Doctorate from Woodbury College, Director of President's Board of Pepperdine University, served on the President's Council of California Institute of Technology and the Bishop's Committee of the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles. He also served on the Board of Directors of California Federal Savings and Loan, the Hospital of the Good Samaritan, Forest Lawn Memorial Park, the Metropolitan YMCA, the American Heart Association and the American Lung Association.

Mr Bilheimer is survived by a brother, Jack Bilheimer of Altadena; a daughter and son-in-law, Mary Flave and Alex Pisciotta, JR of San Marcos; a son and daughter-in-law, Peter C and Penny Bilheimer of Savannah, Georgia; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Los Angeles Times, May 26, 2000