Maxwell A. Sturtz ’40

Maxwell A. Sturtz ’40, of Somers, N.Y.; Nov. 11, at 101 years of age. While at Brown he participated in baseball, football, and crew, in addition to working at WBRU. After graduation, he attended Columbia Law School, was drafted, and completed his degree at NYU Law School after serving five years with the 8th Air Force as a Judge Advocate and as a captain in the U.S. Army Quartermaster Corps running motor transportation for all of Europe. An attorney in private practice, he retired at the age of 97. He was an active alum, conducting student interviews through the Brown Club for many years, and was a fixture with his older classmates on the upper deck of the stands at Brown football games for more than 50 years. He lived in Roslyn Heights, N.Y., for 45 years and served as a Little League commissioner and coach, cochaired the Race and Education Committee in the Roslyn School District, sang with his synagogue’s choir and performed in local theater. In 2001, after moving to Somers, he was involved with various education committees and was a perennial player in the Heritage Hills Community Theater for more than 18 years, performing, writing and directing, and building complex stage sets. He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed gardening and traveling with his wife. He is survived by his wife, Carol; daughter Laura Sturtz Kleinman ’77; son Ted ’80; and three grandchildren.

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