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Mortimer Stein

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Mortimer N. Stein

1926-2012 BENNINGTON, VT Mortimer N. Stein, 86, a resident of the Vermont Veteran's Home in Bennington, Vermont died on Monday, December 24, 2012.

He was born in Rye, N.Y., on May 6, 1926, and was the son of the late Samuel and Blanche Schiff Stein. Mortimer graduated from Passaic High School in Passaic, New Jersey. Enlisting in the Navy at the age of 18 he served as a radioman during World War II on the U.S.S. New Jersey, "BB-62", in the South Pacific. Following his honorable discharge, Mortimer received several medals for his service including the American Theater Medal, Asiatic Pacific Medal 3 stars, Philippine Liberation Ribbon 1 star and the Victory Medal.

After returning home from the war, he worked in the family grocery store in Little Falls, N.J., and later became an electrician and worked in the Little Falls area for his entire career.

He was predeceased by his wife, Louise Tacq Hughes, who died in January, 2002.

Mr. Stein was a tinkerer, who enjoyed repairing discarded items and giving them new life, he then gave these restored items to others. He was a passionate patriot who loved his country, neighbors, friends and family deeply. He was an avid fisherman, who loved the ocean and surf fishing.

Survivors include his step-daughter, Louise Hughes of Manchester, Vermont, and granddaughters: Jennifer Shaw and her husband Andrew of Manchester, Vt., Susan Ball of Bangor, Maine, Carrie Herzog and her husband Michael Hussey of Ripton, Vt., Barbara Farbmacher of Salt Lake City, Utah and Jennifer Hughes of Portland, Ore.

He leaves four great-grandchildren: Calvin Shaw, Emily Shaw, Thomas Hussey and Phoebe Hussey.

FUNERAL NOTICE: Funeral services were held on Wednesday morning, at the All Faiths Chapel at the Vermont Veterans Home in Bennington, where Rabbi Jarah Greenfield officiated.

Interment services followed in the Vermont Veterans War Memorial Cemetery in Bennington with military honors being offered.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Vermont Veteran Home Activities Fund through the Mahar and Son Funeral Home, 628 Main ST. Bennington, VT 05201.

Guestbook condolences may be made at www.maharandsonfuneralhome.net



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Published in Bennington Banner on Jan. 3, 2013
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