Allan Gittleman, 75


SCOTTSDALE, ARIZ. –  Allan M. Gittleman prominent and longtime Rhode Island investment banker, died on June 24, 2017 in Scottsdale.  He was born in Providence on June 23, 1942, to Sidney A. Gittleman and Dorothy Foster Greene Gittleman. He was an honor student and president of the class of 1961 at Cranston High School. Allan attended Brown University and Northeastern University where he earned a BS in economics and finance. He worked in the financial industry for more than 50 years, most recently with Janney Montgomery Scott in Providence. He pioneered the use of an investment strategy known as “secured option writing.” Allan was a longtime member of Temple Sinai, Cranston.

He was devoted to his family. He is sorely missed and forever remembered by his wife of 51 years, Ellen Kaplan Gittleman; two daughters, Rachel Cyd Passon and Danielle Stewart; sons-in-law Douglas Passon and Steven Stewart; four grandchildren, Sydney, Avery, Nate and Dylan; sisters Diane Martin and Donna Sinel; brothers-in-law Ernest Martin and Alec Sinel; sister-in-law Susan K. Bauchner and many nieces, nephews and friends. 

Allan was loved by all who knew him for his generosity, genuine concern for others, and sense of humor. 

Donations may be made in his name to the Planned Parenthood or Hospice of the Valley, Arizona.