Ann F. Taubman


Taubman, Ann F., 75, died Saturday, November 7, 2020 at Newbridge on the Charles in Dedham, MA. She was the beloved wife of the late Stephen E. Kolitz for 10 years. Born in Brooklyn, NY, a daughter of Marcia (Mutchnick) Gerstein of East Providence, RI and the late Harold Gerstein, she had lived in Sharon, MA. Ann was a physical therapist at Norwood Hospital for over 35 years, retiring 12 years ago. She was a member of Temple Emanu-El and a former member of Temple Israel.

Devoted mother of Andrew Taubman and his wife, Jenny, of Westport, CT, Lisa Blount and her husband, Jason, of Plymouth, MA, and Sarah Kolitz and her partner, Jonathan Mintz, of Cambridge, MA. Dear sister of Bernice Weiner and her husband, Richard, of Providence, RI and Arthur Gerstein and his wife, Ellen, of Norwalk, CT. Loving grandmother of Ethan, Zachary, and Rachel Lily.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, 450 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA 02115.

Funeral services will be private. Shiva will be held on Monday-Thursday, November 9-12: 7:00-9:00 PM and Saturday, November 14: 7:00-9:00 PM.  To request a link for the virtual Shiva, please select “Contact Us” on the menu on the left hand side of our website and send a message with your name, email address and relationship with Ann and the family will respond with a personal invitation.


  1. Diane Thomas
    Nov 8, 2020

    I am so sorry for your loss. I know that she will be missed by family and friends.

  2. Steve Binney
    Nov 9, 2020

    Ann was was my shiva friend when I was saying Kaddish for my parents 10 years ago at Temple Israel. She was a lovely and kind person.

    May her memory be a blessing.


    Nov 9, 2020

    Ann was a beloved member of our daily Minyan group at Temple Israel Sharon. She will be missed.

  4. Janet Zucker
    Nov 9, 2020

    I am fortunate to have known Ann. We met at morning minyan, and shortly thereafter became walking buddies. Ann possessed a rare gift; no matter what was going on in her own life, seeing or merely speaking with Ann would reliably enhance the mood of those with whom she had contact.

    May Ann’s memory be a blessing.

  5. Susan Wolkon
    Nov 9, 2020

    Ken joins me in extending our deepest sympathy to all of you. We’ve known Ann since Andy and our Adam were friends as children. We have always enjoyed catching up though not as often as we would have liked. Ann was a very special lady and will be missed.

  6. Julie Brenman
    Nov 9, 2020

    On behalf of the Hesed Committee at Temple Israel we send you our deepest condolences. May Ann’s memory be a blessing.

  7. David Diamond
    Nov 9, 2020

    Ann was a warm and valued person. We are impoverished by her passing.
    Dave Diamond

  8. Raisa Zelman
    Nov 9, 2020

    I just feel very bad to know that Ann not anymore with us.My dippest simpati from my hard , it was a big pleasure to know her, very inteledge ,smart,kind person. I just wish all family to be strong to pass this time. May Ann’s memory be a blessing.

    • Niecie
      Nov 18, 2020

      Your words are comforting. My sister was a truly kind and gentle person who cared for a lot of people. She would speak of you lovingly and was so happy to hear from you.

  9. Dmitry Zelman
    Nov 9, 2020

    Ann was one of long lost relatiIves we met in 2019. Knowing her even for a short time was a blessing. She was one of the kindest people we knew. May Lord’s peace be upon her family and friends.

  10. Linda Winiker
    Nov 10, 2020

    Ann was a devoted member of our morning minyan. Always ready to help out, give words of comfort to others and share her fount of knowledge. She will be missed.

  11. Dianne Matheson
    Nov 11, 2020

    Ann was my boss and friend for many years at Norwood Hospital. She will be dearly missed. I am sorry for your loss.

  12. Ruth Maisel
    Nov 12, 2020

    I’m so sorry for your loss. She was a good neighbor and friend.
    She will truly be missed.

  13. Gretchen Hildebrandt
    Nov 14, 2020

    Remembering Ann fondly as a friend and former colleague. We are all diminished by her loss. Deepest sympathies to her family.

  14. Mike & Dawn
    Nov 17, 2020

    Dear Lisa & Jason,
    Our warmest thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of sorrow.

  15. Barbara Brierley
    Nov 19, 2020

    Ann and I worked together for many, many years at Norwood Hospital. She was a role model as a therapist- truly committed to providing the best care for her patients and concern for her staff

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