Sam Sol Stein
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November 16, 1914 - July 9, 2012
Sam Stein passed away peacefully on July 9, 2012 at the age of 97. Sam was born in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, received his High School Diploma then joined the Army. He married Jessie Katchkey from Sheboygan in 1941 and moved to the Long Beach area in 1945 to pursue his dreams. Sam and Jessie were married for 75 years before Jessie passed away on December 7, 2006 at age 89. Sam and Jessie owned Bayshore Fish & Poultry Market on 2nd St in the Belmont Shore area of Long Beach during the 1950's until 1975. They were well known, well liked and respected in the community. After his retirement as business owner, Sam worked at Market Basket and earned the Seafood Excellence Award in 1980. Sam was active at Temple Beth Zion-Sinai and was the Men's Club Man of the Year for his years of dedicated volunteering. He also volunteered in the community at Food Finders as delivery driver, with the Retired Veterans raising funds by selling poppies and delivering magazines to patients at Veterans Hospital in Long Beach. Sam was also a 50 year member of the Scottish Rite attending the Los Cerritos Lodge. During his life Sam was an avid daily walker and enjoyed bowling and going to Las Vegas with friends. He loved to help people, volunteer, entertain friends and neighbors, and provide for his family. He got great joy when he could spend time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren. Sam taught his two sons the value of hard work, managing finances, practicing ethical business principals, and following the Golden Rule. His advice worked as both his sons were successful in their careers. Sam was preceded in death by his wife, Jessie; his parents, Morris and Reva Stein; his two brothers, George and Herman "Hervie" Stein and one sister, Betty Zimmerman. He is survived by his two sons, Marshall (wife Toni) Stein and Robert Stein; his grandsons, Jeff (wife Martha), Sean, and Jeremy; granddaughters, Rachel Watkins (husband Steven) and Sara Torres (husband Joe Torres); great granddaughters, Brittany, Elizabeth and Kristen Watkins; nieces and nephews: Lynn and Erwin Feldman, Sheldon and June Zimmerman, Bob and Diane Zimmerman, Randy Stein, and Barry Stein. Sam lived a long life and even though we will miss him, we know he is in a better place-so we rejoice. His memory and lessons of life will be in our hearts and minds for generations to come. He accomplished his goal of being a good husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. Please sign the guest book at www.presstelegram.com/obituaries.
Published in the Long Beach Press-Telegram from July 15 to July 17, 2012