Stephen Z. Colodny, M.D., 77, of Florence, died June 4 surrounded by his family. He was the husband of Shirley Colodny. Born May 26, 1935, in Lebanon, NH, he was the son of Harry and Eva Colodny. He graduated from Deerfield Academy and Bowdoin College before attending Stanford Medical School. He completed his postdoctoral training at UCLA Medical Center where he specialized in Obstetrics and Gynecology. In 1968, following a two-year stint as Captain in the U.S. Air Force, he entered private practice in Torrance, California. In addition to private practice for 26 years, he served as Chief of Staff at Little Company of Mary Hospital, on the Board of Directors of the Research and Education Institute at Harbor UCLA Medical Center, as the President of the Board of Governors of Stanford University Medical Association, and as the President of the Ner Tamid Synagogue in Rancho Palos Verdes, California. In 1994, he relocated to his boyhood hometown, Greenfield, Mass., where he practiced medicine at CHP/Kaiser-Pioneer Women’s Health, Baystate Affiliated Practice Organization, and Baystate Medical Center. During the last seven years, he was associate professor at Tufts University Medical School, working with Ob/Gyn residents at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, Massachusetts. He was a member of the American Medical Association, the California Medical Association, the Pacific Coast Fertility Society, and the Massachusetts Medical Society. He was a Life Fellow Los Angeles of the Ob/Gyn Society. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Jeff and Sara Colodny of Westport, CT; a daughter, Susan Colodny of Rochester, New York; a son and daughter-in-law, David and Stacy Colodny of Denver, Colorado; grandchildren, Matthew, Stephen, Abby, and Zach; and brother, Benjamin Colodny of Westminster, California. Memorial contributions may be made to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (




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