Stephanie Miller Urdang
April 2, 1924 - March 12, 2012
Stephanie Miller Urdang, age 74, of Stamford, Connecticut passed away on March 12, 2012. Born in 1937 in Forest Hills, Queens, New York, the daughter of the late Mae Miller Rodgers and Samuel Charles Miller, Stephanie lived a life full of compassion, selflessness, and commitment to her friends and family.
With a vocabulary that would put any thesaurus entry for the word “wonderful” to shame, Stephanie had an outlook to be envied. Her work career spanned 40 years and was dedicated to helping others have a better quality of life. From being an Executive Director at Thinking People and Leisure Learning (a training center in New York and Connecticut), to founding her own company, Self-Paced Learning Center, to her most recent position at Career Resources where she helped ex-offenders find work and get their lives back on track in a terrible economy, Stephanie believed in giving everyone a chance to better themselves.
Stephanie is survived by her beloved sons, Scott Nevins and Kent Nevins; daughters-in-law Linda Nevins and Ann Nevins; cherished grandchildren Matthew Nevins, Jenna Nevins, Maxwell Nevins, Gregory Nevins, Abigail Nevins, and Benjamin Cohn; and companion William Van Gorp.
Stephanie will be missed dearly by friends, family, and acquaintances, and by her devoted dog, Tillie. If there’s one message Stephanie’s family and friends would like to send to Steffie is that she made everyone’s life more wonderful.
All services are private. In lieu of flowers, tax deductible contributions may be made to Career Resources’s “Stephanie’s Closet Fund,” 350 Fairfield Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06604, to provide the basic resources many of Stephanie’s clients require for interviewing, such as interview clothing, toiletries, and transportation.