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Stephen Livernash ’63

Stephen, a longtime projectionist at the Harvard Film Archive and the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, died May 14, 2019.

Steve received a master’s in cinema studies from New York University, then sought a position with the Boston projectionists union; his career took him to nearly every movie theater in the Boston area. In retirement, Steve enjoyed vacationing at his family’s cottage in Maine and attending concerts presented by the Boston Early Music Festival.

“Steve was blessed with a prodigious memory, wide-ranging interests, a generous heart, and a salty personality,” loved ones wrote. “Though fiercely independent and inclined toward solitude, he rarely declined a dinner or party invite.” 

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