Steven A. Jondreau, a year-round resident of East Hampton, who was rushed by ambulance to Southampton Hospital after an unexpected heart attack while with friends on Sunday morning, was pronounced dead on arrival there. He was 57.
Mr. Jondreau was born in Philadelphia on June 3, 1953, to a large family. His parents, William and the former Lucia Hart, who are no longer alive, had six children. After graduating from high school in Palmyra, N.J., Mr. Jondreau continued his education, earning a bachelor’s degree at Brooklyn College and a master’s degree in communications from New York University. New York City became his home for the next 20 years.
While there, he established himself in the financial services industry as an investment adviser and options trader, then went on to a second career in computer education consulting.
“His passion was his family,” Mr. Jondreau’s brother-in-law, Phil Nicolaou, said. “He loved his nieces and nephews.” Mr. Jondreau had seven of them.
Throughout his life, Mr. Jondreau was plagued with psoriatic arthritis, a chronic and debilitating illness. “Steve always managed to maintain his sense of humor and his positive outlook,” however, his family said in a statement.
Mr. Jondreau is survived by two brothers and sisters. They are Paul Jondreau of Los Angeles, Rob Jondreau of Haddonfield, N.J., Mary Cotterill of Mount Pleasant, S.C., and Elizabeth Nicolaou of Orinda, Calif. Another sister, Jeanette, died before him.
A service for Mr. Jondreau is to be held today at 1 p.m. at the Amagansett Presbyterian Church, the Rev. Steven Howarth presiding.
The family has suggested memorial donations to the National Psoriasis Foundation, 6600 S.W. 92nd Avenue, Suite 300, Portland, Ore. 97223.