Stephen A. Mittleman
Stephen A. Mittleman died quietly in his home with his
daughter by his side on the afternoon of December 26,
2017, he was 89 years old.
The son of Jerome and Henrietta Mittleman, Stephen
was born in Atlantic City, NJ on April 17, 1928 and was
raised in Washington, DC.
His only sibling, Herbert "Bert" Mittleman, died tragically
in a car accident on River Road in 1949 at the age of 19.
Stephen graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in 1945, and earned his Bachelor
of Science degree in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania in February 1949.
He served in the U.S. Army from 1950-1952. After completing his service, and then again
following his father's death in 1965, Stephen helped run his father's business, Urdong Bros., a
women's clothing store located on F Street and on M Street in Georgetown.
His career in homebuilding began in 1952, building single family homes with Marbury Homes,
Inc. and Old Chester Homes, Inc. in Bethesda, MD, and extended to Northern Virginia, where
he worked with pioneer developer Robert E. Simon and built multi-family dwellings in what is
now known as Reston.
Stephen loved thoroughbred horse racing, he owned many horses and enjoyed spending time
at the track. He was an avid golfer and was a member of Woodmont Country Club, where he
played with his lifelong friends in the same foursome for over 60 years.
Stephen is survived by his daughter, Jenny Mittleman (David Rodler) of Washington, DC, his
son, Andrew B. Klein (Lenita), and his grandchildren, Rachel and Andrew Klein of St. Louis,
MO. He was a good man who was adored by his friends, his humor and gentle nature will be
missed by everyone who knew him.
There will be no service at this time, a private gathering for family and friends will be held in