Erwin Staller, a pioneering Long Island developer, dies at 97

New York /
Feb.February 18, 2019 10:42 AM

Real estate developer Erwin Staller, a Long Island native, died at his home on Feb. 11, Newsday reported. He was 97. Staller grew up in Hempstead and co-founded the Hauppauge-based real estate development firm Staller Associates with his father, Max, in the 1950s. The company became an early pioneer of shopping center developments on Long Island before moving into industrial and office projects. Staller worked at the firm until 2017. Staller was known also for his philanthropy and gave millions to Stony Brook University. He was also an emeritus trustee of the Stony Brook Foundation and was the founding chair of Stony Brook Foundation Realty, university officials said. Staller, who broke records as a scuba diver, is survived by his wife of nearly 73 years, Pearl “Freddie” Staller, and their four children: Cary, Eric, Jan and Kim. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Tina. Relatives plan to hold a memorial service at the Staller Center for the Arts at Stony Brook University. [Newsday]


Related Articles

arrow_forward_ios
The estate in Cove Neck with Tatum O’Neal and John McEnroe (The Pesce & Lanzillotta Team, Getty)
Former Gold Coast estate of John McEnroe, Tatum O’Neal hits market
Former Gold Coast estate of John McEnroe, Tatum O’Neal hits market
104 Edgemere Street in Montauk
Little houses draw big interest in mansion-heavy Hamptons market
Little houses draw big interest in mansion-heavy Hamptons market
(iStock)
Locals: Put housing, not warehouses, on landfill site
Locals: Put housing, not warehouses, on landfill site
1 Swan Landing
5 Gatsby-esque homes fit for the Roaring 2020s
5 Gatsby-esque homes fit for the Roaring 2020s
Bidding wars occurred in 35 percent of North Fork home sales. (iStock)
Bidding wars drive Long Island home prices to new highs
Bidding wars drive Long Island home prices to new highs
The land that time forgot: A North Fork real estate saga
The land that time forgot: A North Fork real estate saga
The land that time forgot: A North Fork real estate saga
Flurry of 8-figure deals highlight Hamptons sales in June
Flurry of 8-figure deals highlight Hamptons sales in June
Flurry of 8-figure deals highlight Hamptons sales in June
Castello di Borghese Vineyard
North Fork vineyards attract new varietals of buyers
North Fork vineyards attract new varietals of buyers
arrow_forward_ios

The Deal's newsletters give you the latest scoops, fresh headlines, marketing data, and things to know within the industry.

Loading...