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Peter K. Stein


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Peter K. Stein Obituary
Stein, Peter ("Pete") K.
died on June 8 in Scottsdale at age 87 of Alzheimer's complications. Born in Vienna in 1928, he lived in Shanghai from 1938 until 1947, when he came to the U.S. to continue his education. After earning three degrees from M.I.T., he moved to Phoenix in 1955 to work at AiResearch, becoming a U.S. citizen in 1956. In 1959 he was recruited to the faculty at ASU's new school of engineering, where he pioneered the discipline of measurement systems engineering and gained international renown. An award-winning educator, he served as a full professor 1963-77 and was known for a keen personal interest in his 960 students, remaining in touch with them for many years thereafter. He also lectured in hundreds of "short courses" (in-service training of engineers) in dozens of countries from 1953-2000. He is survived by his wife, Sandra, of nearly 63 years; son David; daughter Bracha Haskel of Israel; 7 grandchildren; and 7 great-grandchildren. A funeral will be held on 6/10 at 10 a.m. at Sinai Mortuary, 4538 N 16th St, Phoenix, 85016. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a donation to Temple Beth Emeth of Scottsdale, PO Box 2831, Scottsdale 85282.
Published in The Arizona Republic from June 10 to June 11, 2016
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