Remembering Dr. Bruce Stephan

The Webb community mourns the passing of Dr. Bruce Stephan, who left us peacefully on December 28, 2023, at the age of 81. A native New Yorker, Dr. Stephan touched generations of Webb students through his 35-year career as a professor of mathematics at Webb Institute. He retired on June 30, 2007, and then became a Faculty Emeritus of Mathematics.

Even after retirement, Dr. Stephan’s love for teaching never dimmed. He taught his own children and grandchildren and tutored many others.

Dr. Stephan was an avid musician as well as a polyglot who was fluent in German and Russian. He loved to travel and explore distant lands with his wife, Jan, and their family. He wanted to ensure that each grandchild experienced his love of travel through carefully planned trips that broadened their horizons.

Rest in peace, Dr. Stephan.