DR. STEPHEN RICE KOLLER died Mar. 22, 1991, after a16 month struggle with cancer. His death brought an untimely end to a distinguished medical career.
While at Princeton, Steve majored in electrical engineering and took his meals at Terrace Club.
After graduation, Steve earned his in Masters in medical science from Rutgers and his M.D. from Mount Sinai. He continued with postgraduate medical training at the Medical College of Virginia, with reside in internal medicine and a fellowship in rheumatology. At the time of his death, he was clinical professor of medicine there.
He served as a major in the U.S. Army and received a Distinguished Service Medal. He subsequently developed strong interests and expertise in gerontology and served as staff physician for Beth Sholom Home of Central Virginia.
Steve possessed a boundless enthusiasm for all things medical. He was an avid reader and reveled in uncovering the "difficult diagnosis" or in explaining the obscure symptom complex. His memory was encyclopedic.
Equally boundless was his compassion for the sick and the notsosickbutworried patients for whom he cared deeply. He approached medical problems as if he were in a competition. He was a tireless competitor. He confronted his own illness with determination.
An enthusiastic runner, wrestler, and musician, Steve delighted friends and family with his music, his energy and his compassion. His most significant life accomplishment, in his own eyes, was helping to raise his children.
Steve Koller loved Princeton.
The Class of 1966 offers its condolences to his widow, Dr. Mimi Koller; his children Elisabeth and Roger; his mother, Adele Freeman; and to his sister Barbara Huston.
The Class of 1966