Richard J. Stein

Born: Sun., Aug. 10, 1930
Died: Sun., Nov. 11, 2012


8:30 AM to 9:30 AM, Sat., Nov. 17, 2012
Location: Rand-Harper-Pickering

Funeral Mass

10:00 AM Sat., Nov. 17, 2012

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NORTHBOROUGH- Richard J. Stein, 82, of Northborough and Schenectady, NY, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, November 11, 2012 in Schenectady. He was the husband of Clare M. Stein.

Born in Palmerton, PA, he was the son of the late Luther and Olive (Handwerk) Stein. He was a graduate of Palmerton High School, earned a Bachelors Degree in Chemistry at Penn State and a Masters and PhD. in Polymer Chemistry at Akron University.

During the Korean Conflict he served with the U.S. Army.

Richard was employed as a Polymer Chemist for Goodyear in Ohio, General Electric and Insulating Materials, Inc. both in New York prior to his retirement.

He was an avid collector of rocks and minerals for over 40 years. He was the past president of Akron and New York Capital District Mineral Clubs. He enjoyed playing the Dulcimer and working in his yard.

In addition to his wife he is survived by six sisters, Bernice Kern of FL, Lucille Rex, Marlene Fetchko, Joyce Lesher, Jean Smith and Janet Hall all of PA and many nieces and nephews.

He was the brother of the late Doris Yenser, Charles Stein, Bruce Stein, Archie Stein and Austin Stein.

His funeral Mass will celebrated on Saturday, November 17, at 10:00 A.M. in St. Luke the Evangelist Church, 70 West Main St., Westborough. Burial will be in St. Bernard’s Cemetery, Fitchburg.

A calling hour will be held on Saturday from 8:30 A.M. to 9:30 A.M. at the Rand-Harper-Pickering Westborough Funeral Home, 62 West Main St., Westborough, prior to the funeral Mass.

In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Christ Child Society, PO Box 423, Guilderland Center, NY 12085

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Don and Linda Kauffman, Reading, PA
   Posted Thu November 15, 2012
Our most sincere condolences to family and local friends of Richard. We knew and were acquainted with Richard through Capital District Rock and Mineral Club.

Although we live so far away, we always looked forward to seing Richard at the annual Gilsum show. There we would exchange smiles and chat about minerals and collecting trips.

Richard always enjoyed a good joke or humerous sroty. Through the past years we have shared many via e-mails. My recent and last e-correspondence was November 5.

He will be sadly missed. There is some comfort in believing that he did not linger with an extended illness.

Our best to Clare and family,

Don and Linda Kauffman
1223 N. 8th St.
Reading, PA 19604-2001

Karen Bush
   Posted Fri November 23, 2012
My sincerest condolences and sympathy to you Aunt Clare and your family during this difficult time. I am so thankful I was able to come up and share time with you in rememberance and reflection of Uncle Rich. He will be missed by all who loved him and he will put a huge void in our Stein family, by no longer being among us. Just trust in the Lord to help you thru the next days and weeks and always remember you are never alone.. You are always and will be in my thoughts and prayers. Much love to you, your niece, Karen Bush

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