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Stephen Emanuel Braude
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Birth: 1923
Death: May 3, 2007

He was born to Sophia and Ephraim Braude and raised in Paris, France. He was schooled in England until 1940 when he and his family left France for the United States to escape from the oncoming German occupation. Upon arrival Stephen joined the US Army and served overseas as a Captain in the Army Counter Intelligence, attached to the 31st, 29th Infantry. He served his country with valor landing on Omaha Beach, D-Day, uncovered a plot to assassinate Charles DeGaulle and participated in the liberation of Auschwitz and other camps while collecting evidence to be used for the prosecution of Nazi criminals. Following the war, Stephen graduated from Columbia University in New York while working with his father at Ephraim Braude Leather. Upon his father's passing in 1952, he became president. In 1954, Stephen moved the business to the Boston area as Braude Brothers Tanning Corp. Stephen was an innovator in the field and was best known for his creation of "Tortoise Shell Patent Leather". This became the fashion rage in the 60's and was the staple item for all the rockstars and fashionista's at the time. The business successfully served to supply the shoe, handbag and belt business in the USA and Europe for over 30 years at which time Stephen retired and dedicated his time to philanthropic endeavors: He served as a trustee for the Bank of Boston Celebrity Series, WorldBoston, the World Affairs Council and as member of the Deans' Council of the Kennedy School Of Government. He was a former trustee and donor of Emerson Hospital in Concord. He supported the arts as a benefactor of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and was a generous donor to WGBH. He also donated to numerous charities throughout the country. Steve (as his friends called him) was always known to family and friends alike as "the perfect gentleman". Through active membership in the above organizations and his extensive travels, he kept fully abreast of current events. Steve devoured the daily newspapers and topical books with the appetite of a scholar. He was never lacking in opinion or cogent evaluation of world leaders. 
 
Burial:
New Westside Cemetery
Edgartown
Dukes County
Massachusetts, USA
 
Created by: ahley
Record added: May 12, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 26784935
Stephen Emanuel Braude
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Stephen Emanuel Braude
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Stephen Emanuel Braude
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