Stephen Stillerman, 72, longtime resident, mentor

Stephen (Steve) Harold Stillerman, 72, passed away on July 3, 2012, after a 12-year battle with leukemia. Steve was a 44-year resident of Greenwich, born to the late Dr. Milton and Ruth Stillerman in Manhattan, N.Y. on October 14, 1939.

Steve is survived by his loving wife, Nancy, beloved daughters Lisa Stillerman, and Nicole Bates, son-in-law, Mark, and his adored granddaughter, Alexandra. He is also survived by his sister, Jane, her partner Bill, and his nieces Beth, Jill, and their families.

Steve attended McBurney High School in New York City and graduated from Boston University. His start in business was at the Cohn-Hall-Marx Company that led to a 25 year career in private equity investing — acquiring and operating middle market manufacturing and distribution companies. He was the founder of Westfield Capital, an investment firm that had controlling interests in numerous manufacturing and distribution businesses including Candle Corporation of America, Delaware Valley Products, S&L Plastics, RMA/Kolko, Ziff, and National Home Products. Steve was also a Senior Portfolio Advisor at Main Street Resources in Westport. He was a member of the Young Presidents Organization and the World Presidents Organization.

Steve lived an extraordinary life filled with his love of family, friends, spirituality, lunch club, YPO forums, and boating. He was a longtime member of the Indian Harbor Yacht Club in Greenwich.

He donated much of his time as an advisor to the American Woman’s Economic Development Corporation in New York City, as a member of the Greenwich Board of Social Services, a mentor to Big Brothers of Greenwich and a business lecturer at Sacred Heart University and Skidmore College. Steve’s proudest accomplishment was his service and commitment as both member and Chairman of the Board of Silver Hill Hospital in New Canaan, where he was currently serving as Chair Emeritus.

A private gathering for friends and family will be held. In lieu of flowers, donations sent to Silver Hill Hospital, 208 Valley Road, New Canaan, CT 06840 and blood donations to The American Red Cross in his memory would be greatly appreciated. Arrangements handled by Leo P. Gallagher & Son Funeral Home, Greenwich, Conn. Please visit

—by the family

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