Stuart Moldaw, co-founder of U.S. Venture Partners, passed away Saturday after a brief illness. He was 81 years old, and is survived by his wife, two daughters and four grandchildren.
Moldaw served as a general partner of USVP from 1980 to 1990, and helped form and run such companies as Ross Stores, Gymboree, Home Express, Pic-A-Dilly and Athletic Shoe Factory. He also was a noted philanthropist.
The Moldaw family is planning a private ceremony, and asks that any memorial gifts be sent to the Moldaw-Zaffaroni Boys and Girls Club of East Palo Alto, Eastside College Preparatory School, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art or the Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco.