STEINER--Dr. Charles. Renowned physician Dr. Charles Steiner of South Orange, NJ died on Monday. A native of Newark, he served the communities of Essex County for over 60 years. Earlier this year he was awarded Physician of the Year by the New Jersey Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons. He was married to the late Dr. Gloria Steiner for 66 years. An avid tennis player, he played in senior tournaments until age 91. He began as a general practitioner, delivering babies, doing surgery and making house calls day and night. Later he specialized in physical medicine, curing bad backs and joint ailments. He discovered a technique for relieving joint and muscular pain and saved scores of people from the need for surgery. Throughout his life he was involved with numerous community and professional organizations. In the 1950's he helped found the Morton Street Boys Club in Newark and much later became the Founding Chairman of the Sister Rose Thering Fund, which supports Jewish-Christian Studies at Seton Hall University. A founder of West Essex General Hospital, Livingston, NJ he was for many years its Chief of Staff. Dr. Steiner was the Founding Chairman and Professor of the Department Of Osteopathic Sciences of the NJ School of Osteopathic Medicine at UMDNJ. He is survived by his son Charles Steiner, Jr. and Charles' wife Leona Strassberg Steiner, his daughter Susan Sher and Susan's husband Neil Cohen, his daughter Jeanne Steiner and Jeanne's husband Will Rosenblatt, as well as his beloved grandchildren Graham Moore, Evan Moore, Hannah Rosenblatt and Jesse Rosenblatt. The funeral will take place 10:30am Wednesday, June 29 at B'nai Jeshurun in Short Hills. Donations in his name may be made to The Sister Rose Thering Scholarship Fund at Seton Hall University.
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Published in The New York Times on June 29, 2011