Services: All services are private. Contributions: 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.

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.

  1. I am so sorry to hear of Stephanie’s passing. I had the pleasure of working with Stephanie many years ago while I was employed with HippWaters (a staffing firm) and Stephanie was running Self Paced Learning Center (training center) which was affiliated with HW. She was a warm, compassionate, wonderful and a very dedicated, hard-working person who always put others in front of herself. She had a beautiful smile which would warm your heart and she made everyone feel very special! She was a special friend to me and I will always remember her fondly.

    March 13, 2012
    Jennifer Rich -
  • I also knew Stephanie from her days with the Self-Paced Learning Center when we were employees of HippWaters. She was an extraordinary woman with a heart full of compassion and an eagerness to help all that she could regardless of their situation.
    I am so sorry to hear of her passing and my heartfelt condolences to her family.
    Roseanne Shegirian

    March 13, 2012
    Roseanne Shegirian -
  • Stephanie is a wonderful person, and will be greatly missed. Prayers for her, her family and friends.

    March 16, 2012
    Richard Litzinger, formerly of WorkPlace, Inc. and JobLink, Inc. -
  • Stephanie gave so much to all who knew her. I enjoyed working with her for the Women’s Mentoring Network. Her life was a gift and she will be missed. Leslie Caney Berni

    March 16, 2012
    Leslie Caney Berni -
  • I know I am late in finding out of Stephanie’s passing, but I thought about her today and decided to google her. This heartbreaking news was the first in the search results and I felt instantly devastated. Everything that has been said on this page in remembrance of her is absolutely true, she was a wondrous soul. I am an ex-participant of the STRIVE program who went through there in 2005 while she was active at Career Resources in Bridgeport, and I maintained contact with her for several years after. Then I became “too busy”, moved away, and lost touch. However, while we were in contact, I never failed to let her know how much I appreciated her (I still have a pair of shoes she gave me, and I still wear them on occasions!). My intentions today were to get in contact with her to let her know how well I’m doing, but now I know that’s not necessary, she can see. Stephanie had a profound impact on my life, and I am living proof that her work was superbly valuable! Thank you Mrs. Stephanie Miller Urdang and may your soul continue to rest.

    January 14, 2014
    Miguel Felix -
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