Margo S. Wintersteen (1940 - 2019)

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NEW YORK, N.Y. and Prouts Neck, Maine - Margo S. Wintersteen, of New York, N.Y. and Prouts Neck, Maine, died on Jan. 2, 2019. Born in Chicago, Ill. on Feb. 19, 1940, she was the daughter of Robert E. Straus and Marjorie Stern Straus.Margo graduated from the Latin School of Chicago in 1957 and Stanford University in 1961. While working at Contact Magazine in San Francisco, Margo met and later married H. Jeremy Wintersteen. Margo and Jerry were married until his death in 1991. Together they launched Starbuck Productions, producing off-Broadway plays and musicals and investing in many others. They also published The Restaurant Reporter, a Manhattan restaurant review newsletter.A resident of Turtle Bay in New York City for over 50 years, Margo was deeply passionate about restaurants, theater, cooking, art, travel and her required New York Times. Her greatest passion, though, were her children and grandchildren. Margo is survived by her son Jeremy and his wife Amy of Newport, R..I and Laurence and his wife Alexis of Boston, Mass., and her three grandsons Lucas, Max and Jeremy Jr., and step grandchildren Tatum and Morrison.Inquisitive, deeply well read, a relentless researcher of her interests, and a contemporary to all ages, she collected friends with her wit, humor, directness, and generosity. An impression quickly made, her personality loomed large compared to her diminutive size. Few who met Margo ever forgot her. She loved New York City, Maine, walks, her gardens, boating, and the beach. Her signature dark glasses were not always successful in hiding her joy of being with her family and friends. She will be missed.A private family service will be held at a later date.In lieu of flowers, donations in Margo's memory can be made to:Doctors WithoutBorders USAP.O. Box 5030Hagerstown, MD 21741-5030 or online

Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on Jan. 6, 2019
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