Stephen W. Werntz ’77

Stephen W. Werntz ’77 died on September 14, 2016, in Brighton, Massachusetts.

(The following appeared online at, August 2016:)

Stephen was born on October 11, 1954 and passed away on Wednesday, September 14, 2016.

Stephen was a resident of Brighton, Massachusetts at the time of his passing.

Unfortunately, this is all the information that the College has at this time.

1 Comment Stephen W. Werntz ’77

  1. Bradley Werntz

    Thank you for posting this. Here is my fathers obituary:

    Best regards, Bradley Werntz


    Stephen (“Steve”) Willing Werntz, of Falls Village, Connecticut, passed away on September 14th, 2016, of health complications following a stroke in Boston, Massachusetts. He was 61.

    A private ceremony was held on Sunday, September 25th at Indian Mountain School with many loving family members, friends, and colleagues in attendance. Memorials may be made to the Indian Mountain School at in his memory and will be used to benefit the school’s outdoor education program that Steve started and supported for many years.

    Steve was born October 11, 1954 inMorristown, New Jersey to George and Barbara Werntz. He graduated from Middlesex School in 1973 and Bowdoin University in 1977. In school, Steve as an all-league defensemen in hockey and standout football quarterback, but is perhaps best known for setting records as a placekicker with numerous field goals from over 50 yards. Steve was a dedicated athlete, educator, coach and outdoorsman. He started his career in education as an English teacher hockey coach at Far Hills Country Day School in Far Hills, NJ. He then moved with his family to Falls Village, CT working at the Indian Mountain School in Lakeville, CT as an English teacher, hockey coach, director of outdoor education, and assistant headmaster. His passion for the outdoors and challenge course programming led to Steve founding Indian Mountain Adventure (“IMA”). As president of IMA, Steve was responsible for running outdoor trips and programs for thousands of students, campers, and adults across the United States. The majority of the challenge courses built by IMA remain ACCT certified today, and are actively used to teach the values of leadership, teamwork and camaraderie that Steve helped instill in all his students.

    Steve was also a loving father and husband, and is survived by his two sons, Gregory Wilson and Bradley Werntz, and his former wife, Laura Wilson Werntz.


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