Stuart Forster
"Stubsy"
1946 - January 11, 1991

"His humor spreads to all who know him"


Published in the New York Times on January 14, 1991:

From his parents, Arnold and Mae:  "Suddenly, without warning, we lost our son, Stubs.  Besides the two of us, he left behind his dear wife, Carole [Rothman], his 7 year old son, Charlie, his 2 year old daughter, Molly, and his sister, Janie Berman.  They were his life to an extraordinary degree.  We loved this fine, caring, capable physician, endeared by countless friends and patients, many in terminal condition.  [Stubsy was an oncologist] He was our joy and reason for living and we will remember him to our last day and then one more."

"The members of the Department of Medicine at St. Lukes-Roosevelt Hospital mourn the untimely death of Dr. Stuart Forster, valued and esteemed member of the medical staff."

"The staff of Second Stage Theatre mourns the tragic loss of our good friend and supporter, our house physician and our favorite critic and adviser - Stubsy."

"It is with profound sorrow that we record the tragic death of Dr. Stuart Forster, . . . a most dedicated and committed member of our Board of Directors, has guided us from our earliest days, and it is to him that we continually turn for inspiration and for encouragement." - Medical Development for Israel.

Published in the New York Times on January 15, 1991:

Dr. Stuart Forster, 44, Physician at Theaters

Dr. Stuart (Stubsy) Forster, the house physician at the New York Shakespeare Festival and the Second Stage Theater and a member of the staff at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, died Friday in his office on West End Avenue. He was 44 years old and lived in Manhattan.

He died of a heart attack, said Richard Kornberg, a spokesman for the Shakespeare Festival.

Dr. Forster specialized in internal medicine and treated primarily the aged and people with AIDS. Many of his patients were in the entertainment industry. He was also on the faculty of Columbia University's department of medicine.

He is survived by his wife, Carole Rothman, artistic director of the Second Stage Theater; a son, Charles; a daughter, Molly; his parents, Arnold and Mae Forster of New Rochelle, and a sister, Janie Berman of Manhattan. Dr. Forster's father is general counsel of the Anti-Defamation League and is a partner in the law firm Shea & Gould.


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