Our family is shocked and shattered by the loss of our beloved father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. Stephen Aizenberg was a respected businessman whose family and community always came first. He lived a life committed to improving the lives of others, helping those in need and never wished harm on any soul. A cherished father of three sons and one daughter, Stephen doted on his three young grandchildren and eagerly anticipated the arrival of two new twin grandchildren in a few short months.
He will forever be etched in our hearts as a generous, loving man who lived life to its fullest. Raised in Northern California, Stephen also has left an indelible legacy in the California and Nevada landscapes from his esteemed 35-plus year career as a real estate developer, general contractor, and real estate broker. He cared deeply about the cornerstones of developing thriving communities, including providing spaces for enrichment, individual development, tradition, and respect. He helped to improve the lives of countless youth, seniors and others by creating and donating funds and time to new facilities including two private schools, a community center, and a senior daycare facility. Stephen was proud to have built the Centennial Academy in northwest Las Vegas, which educated hundreds of students each year. He was honored to be one of the founding trustees of the School.
Our family may never have all of the answers about this senseless tragedy. But we know without a shadow of a doubt that Stephen dedicated himself for all of his 70 years to family, community philanthropy and faith. Our hearts are broken as we mourn his loss. We ask for respect and privacy during this very difficult and personal time.
Aizenberg was killed in a shooting Thursday night in the area of Silverado Court in Leeds. According to information from the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, Aizenberg, 70, a resident of Leeds, approached his neighbor’s house armed with a handgun and walked down the neighbor’s driveway with the weapon pointed at the home’s occupants as well as a man and several women who were visiting. When Aizenberg continued approaching with his weapon drawn and aimed, the man visiting Aizenberg’s neighbors, later identified as a retired law enforcement officer, shot Aizenberg. Aizenberg was pronounced dead at the scene.
Deputies were told the man and the other visitors did not know Aizenberg or why he was approaching them with a drawn weapon. The investigation is ongoing, and no arrests have been made in connection with the shooting.
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