Steven Litzky

Obituary of Steven Allen Litzky

Steven Allen Litzky, beloved father and grandfather, passed away at home in Ione, CA on April 25, 2023. Steve was 69 years old. Steve is survived by his dog Pearl; children Alexis, Katherine, and Rosalind; and his grandchildren Levi, Solomon, Harper, Sonya, and Nora.


Born to Marilyn Proskauer Litzky and David Litzky in Brooklyn, NY on March 10, 1954, Steve grew up with his older brother Richard in Roslyn Heights, NY. Steve’s passion for the natural world started at a young age with aquariums full of fish and turtles. This blossomed into a deep love for all animals, and he owned many dogs, fish, birds and horses during his life. Taking care of animals brought him great happiness and many believe he liked them more than other people. Later in life he trained for horse cutting competitions and won a non-pro season title.


Steve moved to California in the mid-1970’s. He always wanted to be surrounded by “California Girls,” so he got married and had three daughters. Steve worked as a tradesman, owned a plumbing business in San Francisco, moved into HVAC maintenance, eventually becoming an electrician. He honed his carpentry skills building furniture, birdhouses, and toys for his grandchildren. In retirement, Steve volunteered for Habitat for Humanity and helped restore the USS Iowa in Richmond, CA.


Steve was a man of few words and enjoyed daily habits. He built a life that he loved and surrounded himself with the people and activities that brought him joy, like going to the dog park with Pearl and yelling at the TV about the 49ers (those bums).


In lieu of flowers, the family asks to instead donate to the Steve Litzky Seahorse memorial on the Conservation Carousel at the Sacramento Zoo. Details and memorial donations may be found at

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