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Tribute in Memory of: Stephanie "Stevie" Ziltzer

Stephanie "Stevie" Ziltzer
Stephanie "Stevie" Ziltzer

In loving memory of our mom/grandma/greatgrandma Stevie, who survived breast cancer and lived a wonderful life, may her memory be for a blessing.

Personal Story

Stephanie “Stevie” Ruth Gerard Ziltzer, a longtime Westchester resident, passed away on May 11 at the age of 88. She was born February 13, 1935 in Brooklyn, NY to the late Rose and Raphael Gerard, and grew up in Larchmont where she graduated from Larchmont High School. Stevie was a proud attendee of Smith College in Northampton, MA and graduated from Adelphi University in Garden City, NY. She subsequently earned her Master’s Degree in Social Work from New York University, and held the position of social worker in the Norwalk, CT school district for 25 years. She was exceptionally devoted to her elementary school students, and was beloved by the children and staff alike.

Stevie met the love of her life, her late husband Stuart Ziltzer, when she was 18 years old and married him when she was 19. They were the proud parents of three children, whom they raised in Rye Brook. She was passionate about playing golf and bridge (earning status as a bridge master) and solving crossword puzzles, volunteered many hours on behalf of Jewish charity ORT, and enjoyed visiting relatives across the country with Stuart and their children. Stevie always loved being surrounded by her children and grandchildren, whether traveling to Disney World or cruising all together, or simply celebrating holidays or life’s special events. She lived for many years in Briarcliff Manor and spent the last 8 years of her life in Scottsdale, AZ.

Stevie is survived by her children Amy Bessen (Robert), Michael Ziltzer (Andrea), and Robert Ziltzer (Vivian), her grandchildren Erica (Nathan), Jeffrey (Danielle), Sydney, Samuel, Ryan, Bram and Andie, and great granddaughter Sophie.

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