Commissioner’s Spouse Dies Suddenly


Steve Wexler, the husband of County Commissioner Lois Wexler, died suddenly on Saturday.


Steve and Lois Wexler, 2010

Mr. Wexler, 68, suffered from cardiac distress and a stroke at his home.  He died after roughly 10 hours at Westside Regional Medical Center, according to information given the other commissioners by a county administrator.

Steve and Lois Wexler had been married 42 years.

Mr. Wexler had a window treatment and design business for many years. He was semi-retired.

The news shocked the Broward political world.

“He was a warm, smart and fun-loving member of our community.  He will be greatly missed by his family and friends,” wrote Sunrise Democratic leader Barbara Effman in an e-mail.

The Wexler’s have two daughters and two grandchildren.

Services  have been scheduled for Monday, November 19th at 2:00 p.m. at the Levitt Weinstein Memorial Chapel, 3201 Northwest 72nd Avenue, Hollywood. If you wish to send a note of condolence, it can be addressed to 510 Torchwood Ave, Plantation, Florida 33324.

26 Responses to “Commissioner’s Spouse Dies Suddenly”

  1. Marty Kiar says:

    Steve was a great guy. He was incredibly kind and he treated everyone with respect. My thoughts and prayers go out to Lois and her family.

  2. Gail Bulfin says:

    I am shocked and so sad for Lois. I’ve come to admire her a great deal and I am sure she was looking forward to serving her last term then enjoying more time with her husband.
    My prayers and condolences.

  3. Kathy DiBona says:

    Very sad to hear this news. Our hearts and prayers are with Lois at this time.
    Kathy DiBona and mom

  4. Commissioner Angelo Castillo says:

    Very sad news. Steve was a very warm, witty and devoted man who always put the well being of his family above anything else. My thoughts are with Lois and her family as they cope with this difficult loss.

  5. Sue Gunzburger says:

    Steve was one of the kindest people I have known. My heart goes out to Lois and her children and grandchildren at this time. He was supposed to swear her into office on Tuesday for her last term. They were looking forward to her retirement to spend more time together. It is an enormous loss for her family.

  6. Jim Kane says:

    I never heard Steve say an unkind word about anyone, although I’m sure he had plenty of reasons to do so. He was a good friend and I will miss him.

  7. Jack Shifrel says:

    I am very sad to learn of Steve Wexlers passing. Steve was one of the nicest people you could ever meet. My heart goes out to Lois & her family.

  8. Sue Gunzburger says:

    Also, please no flowers. Lois is highly allergic and requests that no one send flowers to the service or her home.

  9. Steve Geller says:

    I was shocked and horrified when I heard this morning.

    Steve and Lois were an absolutely terrific couple. They cared about each other so much. Steve was a warm and wonderful individual, who would only get upset in defense of Lois. I saw them last only a few weeks ago, and he looked great. We will all miss him, and I feel so bad for Lois.

    Steve Geller

  10. SAM FIELDS says:

    I am looking out the venetian blinds that Steve put in our house almost twenty years ago. It was a pleasure doing business with him.

    It was always nice to see him at events. He was a kind and gentle man who will be missed.

    My thoughts go out to Lois and her family.

  11. Pat Santeramo says:

    I was shocked and saddened by the news. Steve was a wonderful person.Always so supportive to Lois to her with all of her endeavors wherever that would leave. My prayers and thoughts go out to her and family. Lois has always been a great advocate for public education and teachers. Their daugther is a teacher in the Broward Schools system.

  12. Charlotte Greenbarg says:

    Steve was a truly nice person whom so very many people will miss.

    My family’s deep condolences to Lois and her family.

  13. City Activist Robert Walsh says:

    I am so sorry Comm.Wexler.

  14. Louie Granteed says:

    Dear Lois,

    I was very sorry to hear about your tremendous loss. My heart goes out to you.

    Steve was a special person, who always treated everyone with dignity, courtesy and respect.

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family at this very difficult time.

    With Deepest Sympathy,
    Louie Granteed

  15. John Fusaro says:

    My thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Mr. Wexler

  16. Norm Price says:

    Lois, I am so saddened to have heard that Steve has passed away. My prayers and thoughts go out to you and your family

  17. Commissioner Jay Schwartz says:

    Lois, I was saddened to hear the news about the passing of your beloved Husband Steve.

    My thoughts and prayers go out to you and the entire Wexler Family.

  18. Eric Schwartzreich says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with the Wexler family on this very sad day.

  19. Michael Mayo says:

    Horrible news. Condolences to Commissioner Wexler and her family on their loss.

  20. Nick Sakhnovsky says:

    Condolences to Comm. Wexler and her daughter and family at this time of sudden pain and loss. Everyone’s prayers are with you.

  21. Clinton & Rhonda Ward says:

    Out thoughts and prayers are extended to Commissioner Wexler and her daughters on this very sad time. Please know that our family cares and loves you very much and are always here for you.

  22. Bob Adams says:

    My deepest condolences… Steve was a class act and a kind person (just like Lois)… gone way too soon!

  23. Lori Parrish says:

    Steve was a truly nice guy. Our condolences to Lois, her daughters and their families.

  24. ron book says:

    There are never sufficient words to comfort someone who has lost a loved one. When you lose a spouse, a partner who you love, care for, respect, and who has been in life what a partner is supposed to be, the pain is even more immeasurable and words of comfort are even harder to provide comfort. Lois has lost that person. Steve supported Lois as a wife, as a partner, woman, and as a leader. Steve encouraged Lois to help make the difference she has made in the community. Elected officials give so much of themselves that cause the family sacrifice of time. We all take that for granted and we should not. Words are helpful, but prayers of care for Lois’ continued strength as she deals with this pain is what we can ask for from friends and the community as a whole. Steve Wexler was not just a good man, a good husband, a good father and dad and not just a business guy, and not just anything……..he was a mensch of a husband and partner in the truest sense, supporting and encouraging greatness from the woman he loved. Steve will be missed, but Steve loved amd was loved. Our thoughts and prrayers are now to Lois and her entire family to have the strength to move forward.

  25. Bart Peluso says:

    Our Thoughts and prayers go out to Lois and her family. I personally didn’t know Steve but I do know Lois and I am sure such a wonderful and caring woman would only be married to a wonderful and caring man.

    Our deepest condolences

    Bart and Barbara Peluso

  26. Daniel Sohn says:

    Dear Lois,
    From the young age of 12 I learned that behind Every Great Man was an even Greater Women. You and Steve were lucky to have each other. Your loss is shared amongst all of us. I can say that if he was anything like you, there is nothing better then the best! From the Sohn family to yours we wish you Our Condolences.
    Warmest and Most Sincere Regards on this Bitter Sweet Thanksgiving,

    Daniel Sohn