It's really shocking to hear from you Brian that your dad passed on, I could not believe it.
Remembering those good times over 30 years when both of us was seeing each at exhibitions and especially you kids, David and you, would be going with your dad to Germany fish shows .
Those years has never been forgotten and will be in my hearts forever having your dad joking around with me.
Calling me UGLY CHINESE.
I miss hugging him , which I always did it when we meet,
Brian , David , your dad is the best and always will in our hearts.
On hearing the passing on of your dad, I now know life is short and we must treasure it.
My deepest sympathy to your grandma and your whole family.
Take care and God Bless
Knowing Mark Stein for nearly forty years has enriched our lives, tremendously, both professionally and personally. Mark was a highly intelligent and unique individual, full of wit and humanity in all that he did.
He will be missed dearly by us. We have lost the best of friends, but our memories of Mark will live on within us forever.
Our sincerest condolences extend to Mark's family, and all of his friends, who share the memories of this important man, at this time of great sorrow.
God Bless You and Keep You Close, Always, my dear friend.
While working at the NY Aquarium in Coney Island back in the 80's, I used to visit his wholesale store on Tuesdays and of course good food was involved. We would get great Chinese lunches and sit and talk shop surrounded by all things aquatic. I'm so glad we recently reconnected and saddened to hear of his passing. I'm hopeful his family will visit (as my guests) his aquatic denizens of the deep out at Long Island Aquarium in Riverhead, NY.
Mark is certainly on the NFG to a good place.
It was a special moment this Sunday morning and I realized what a special influence your dad has been.
Our thoughts are with you, Michelle, Brian and the whole Stein family,
Denice and Michael
Mark was one of the founding OFI-members who believed in the necessity of an organization for the defense of the interests of the businessmen in our industry.
We remember Mark when he was encouraging his customers to work with marine fish, starting in the 70's with marine fish from Hawaii.
In those days, the beginning of the marine fish industry, he had the knowledge & experience to ship those marine fish from Hawaii, all over the world, through E Mark Tropical in New York, with good arrivals and mostly neglectable losses.
Later on he became more specialized in the marine fish from the Philippines and I believe his wife Analesa played an important role in it.
We remember Mark as someone who enjoyed life, with lots of humor and good food. This was certainly one of the reasons why he opened in the 90's a Chinese Restaurant in Brooklyn…or wasn't it 2 restaurants later on?.
The people who had the privilege to know him in person did all look up to him…yes, he was ‘big' and when having tough discussions it wasn't easy to match up with him.
I have a good memory of his strong personality because his outspoken view did make me often think twice. My most recent meeting at Aquarama (Singapore May 2013) with Mark will be my last souvenir that I will cherish well!
I wish his wife Analesa, his mother, his 2 sons, his 3 granddaughters, friends and relatives a lot of strength to overcome this personal loss!
President of OFI
I met him once when they've cruise the ship were i was working, he was one of the funniest and sincere guest i have that is why i've personally taken care of them. From then on, they become part of my personal friends i have and kept in touch with them from then on. Farewell to you my friend and hoping that the journey u have been a wonderful one. u will always be remembered in our hearts. My deepest condolences also to the family as well as to you Ann.
Mark, was one of the most caring guys i have ever met in my life, he has helped me get trough the good and bad times and was always there for me as a friend, or in lack of a better word as a father.
I'll never forget the good and crazy times we had in the last couple of exhibitions,
and your trip to sri lanka.
You will be greatly missed, our sincerest and deepest condolences go out to all members of Marks family.
Thank you for everything you have thought me, i am glad that i had the chance to get to know you. We will always miss you, hopefully i'll see you on the other side.
Zaliq , Akbar and Family
Mark was my friend for over 30 years, a sincere friendship we developed which we both enjoyed with much fun every time met in different parts of the world, Manila, New York, Nurnberg, Singapore.
Very sad that he has left us, I will much miss his warm company, inteligent comments, and always beautiful sence of hummor every time we met in distant places as well as his mails.
My most sincere condolences to Analesa, David, Brian and all the family
See you soon Mark, keep a place for me not too far away from you
warmest regards to all the family,
Colombia, South America
From Colombia, a hug for all the family of Mark a lovely man with a great sense of friendship.
Thank you for being such an awesome father. Words can't describe how much I miss you. Love you dad.
Sincere condolences are extended to your family at this great time of loss. May the Hearer of prayer comfort and support you. (Psalm 65:2)