SHARON, MASS. – Stephan E. Kolitz died Jan. 18 at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He was the beloved husband of Ann F. Taubman for 10 years. Born in Jacksonville, Florida, a son of the late Harry and Ruth (Moed) Kolitz, he had lived in Sharon for over 10 years, previously living in Wakefield and Andover, Massachusetts.
He was a distinguished member of the technical staff in operations research at Draper Laboratory in Cambridge, Massachusetts where he was a member of the Quarter Century Club and had also served as director of education. Stephan was also a professor at UMASS Boston and Harvard Extension School. He graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Yale and Northwestern. Stephan was a dedicated mentor to many students over the years and received the Howard Musoff Student Mentoring Award.
He was the devoted father of Sarah Kolitz (Jonathan Mintz) of Cambridge and stepfather of Andrew Taubman (Jenny) of Westport, Connecticut, and Lisa Blount (Jason) of Plymouth, Massachusetts. He was the dear brother of Byron Kolitz (Starr Silver) of Clearwater, Florida. He was the loving grandfather of Rachel Lily, Ethan and Zachary.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to The Dana-Farber Institute, 450 Brookline Ave., Boston, MA 02115.