NAPLES, FL. – Stephen M. Barolsky, M.D., 64, a retired cardiologist, died Oct. 3, at his Naples home.
Dr. Barolsky was born Dec. 16, 1947, in Paterson, N.J., to Frances and the late Edward Barolsky.
He graduated from the University of Rochester in New York and then attended medical school, SUNY at Downstate in New York, interned and did residency work at Jackson Memorial Hospital (University of Miami) and did a cardiology fellowship at Emory (Atlanta) and an interventional cardiology fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh.
“Steve” built a career of almost 20 years as an interventional cardiologist in Youngstown, Ohio where he managed and grew a medical practice of six cardiologists over a three county area. He was active in many charitable causes in Youngstown, ranging from the local hospital’s fund-raising golf tournament to supporting local Jewish institutions.
Steve retired to Naples with his wife, Phyllis, in 2003.
He leaves behind his wife of 41 years; his daughter, Rachael Barolsky Sack; son-in-law Joshua Sack; their son, Jacob Stephen; his son, Michael; and daughter-in-law Rabbi Jessica Karpay Barolsky.
Steve also leaves his loving mother, Frances and brother Martin.
The family thanks all of Steve’s doctors, nurses and care givers for their compassionate care.
Anyone wishing to make a charitable contribution in Steve’s memory may do so to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, www.pancan.org