Obituary, Steve Weinstein, EMT

Steve Weinstein, founder and president of Indianapolis supplier EMT (asi/52263), died on May 29, after a decades-long battle with multiple illnesses. He was 61.

A lifelong resident of Indianapolis, Weinstein graduated from North Central High School in 1973. A few years later, he created EMT, a maker of emblematic jewelry, awards and other promotional products. The supplier received several industry awards, including Counselor Distributor Choice Awards in 2013, 2014 and 2015. Phil Saks, chief operating officer of EMT, noted that Weinstein’s knowledge and work ethic lives on in his management team and employees. “While mourning the passing of our leader, we will honor him by continuing to move forward and grow the business just as Steve would have wanted,” Saks said in a statement on EMT’s website.

Customers and peers of Weinstein expressed their condolences on EMT’s Facebook page and on the guestbook of his obituary posted on One called him a “capable and friendly competitor for over 20 years,” another recalled their “warm and forever friendly” conversations over the years. Yet another noted: “He will be missed by so many.”

Weinstein is survived by his wife, Lynn; his mother, Shelle; stepdaughters Lisa Moskal, Beverly Hale and Amanda Ball; granddaughter Sara Hale; sisters Nancy Smith and Karen Whitt; and brothers Sidney, Justin and Joshua Weinstein. A celebration of Weinstein’s life will be held at the Palomino Ballroom on June 16 in Zionsville, IN. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or National Kidney Foundation.