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ROBERT LEE VON STEIN, 90, of Vero Beach, FL passed away October 12, 2013 at Grace Rehabilitation Center. He was born June 9, 1923 in Hamilton, OH and had been a resident of Vero Beach for 26 years. Robert was a veteran of the United States Army, having served proudly in WWII in the 38th Infantry Division. He worked as a union electrician for local union #648 Hamilton, Ohio. Prior to retirement he worked for Dickerson Electric in Pompano Beach, FL. He was an avid orchid grower and belonged to several orchid societies including the Fort Pierce Orchid Society and the Vero Beach Orchid Society. He was also a member of the Fort Pierce Elks Lodge, the VFW and the Moose Lodge. He was an active member of the Vero Christian Church. Robert is preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Ruth Von Stein; brother, William Von Stein; wife, Mary Catherine Von Stein, and daughter, Carla Lynn Von Stein. He is survived by his sister, Jackie Brown of Hamilton, OH; daughters, Kimberly Ann Ralston (Mike) of Colbran, CO and Judith Kathryn Oda (Wayne Stroud) of Fairfield, OH; sons, Douglas Lee Von Stein (Lynda) of Apache Junction, AZ, Richard Carl Von Stein(Lois) of Hamilton, OH, Mark Andrew Von Stein(Mataia) of Hamilton, OH, Robert Wayne Von Stein(Donna) of North Lauderdale, FL and Neal James Von Stein (Suzanne) of St. Augustine, FL; devoted fiancé, Elsie Warren of Vero Beach; 19 grandchildren and 33 great-grandchildren. A gathering of family and friends will be held 11 a.m. to 1pm, Friday, Oct. 18, 2013 with a memorial service to follow at 1pm at Cox Gifford Seawinds Funeral Home & Crematory, Vero Beach. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Robert's name to the Vero Beach Orchid Society, P.O. Box 543, Vero Beach, FL, 32961. An online guestbook may be signed at

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Published in the TC Palm on Oct. 16, 2013
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