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Not quite 25 years ago, the never-married Stevens stood up for Feist as best man at his wedding - and only a few years ago, he filled the same role when his father married Carole Cory, his third wife.

Stevens’ interest in international matters began when he spent a summer in high school as a foreign exchange student in Spain, his brother said. In college, he studied for a year in Italy, and upon graduation, he joined the Peace Corps. It was in Morocco that he learned Arabic and began evolving into a Middle East specialist.

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After working for several years as an international trade lawyer, he joined the foreign service in 1992.

But he dreamed of coming home to Northern California.

"We talked about this so much," said Tom Stevens, his voice breaking. "We’d fantasize about this year after year. He had a dream that when he retired, he’d come home and be a professor at a law school. He’d have a house on the beach.

"He had a sunny disposition, and he always looked forward to what was next."

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