Stella Ann Oleksiak, 90, died November 17, 2016 at Spring Arbor West in Hendersonville, NC. She was born on February 10, 1926 in Newark, NJ to the late Joseph and Anna Rosin.
Stella received both her undergraduate and graduate degrees from Montclair State University; she was the first in her family to graduate from college. She enjoyed a successful career as a high school teacher with the Livingston NJ public school system, teaching a variety of subjects including English, History & Sociology. She was instrumental in developing the schools independent studies program, and served as a mentor to students in the program. In 1975 she received the Hannah G. Solomon award from the Livingston Division, National Council of Jewish Women, to honor her dedication to teaching and her students. Stella would continue her love of learning and teaching throughout her life.