Stephen M. Pollan, a summer resident of Aquinnah since 1965, died on Tuesday morning, Jan. 23, at his home in Manhattan, surrounded by his loving family.

Born in 1929 in the Bronx, he had a long and varied career as an attorney, corporate president, college professor, author (of a dozen books, including Die Broke and Life Scripts), radio and television commentator, financial consultant, life coach and mentor.

Stephen was a nonconformist with a keen sense of humor and boundless warmth for family and clients alike. His passion was for changing people’s lives by “removing fear.” And for hundreds of people in this city and beyond, that is exactly what he did.

His extended family still comes to the Vineyard every summer, and most of the children and grandchildren have worked for such Vineyard institutions as the Aquinnah Shop, the Chilmark Store and the Vineyard Gazette.

He is survived by his wife Corky; daughters Lori, Tracy and Dana, son Michael; 11 grandchildren: Sam, Hallie, Isaac, Jack, Macklin, Aquinnah, Schuyler, Savannah, Mica, Esme and Cameron, and the children in law he loved: Judith, Michael and Mitchell.

A memorial service to celebrate his remarkable life will be held at Plaza Jewish Memorial Chapel, at 630 Amsterdam Avenue, on Sunday, Feb. 11 at 3 p.m.