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Stein, Brent L. aka "Stoney Burns" Local celebrity Brent Stein, 68, was born Dec. 4, 1942 in Dallas and passed away on April 28th, 2011. He graduated Hillcrest High in 1960 and attended the University of Oklahoma where he was a member of Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity. He transferred to the University of Arizona where he earned his bachelor's degree in business administration in 1964. Brent was best known as the editor of Dallas Notes, an underground newspaper, and as the creator and editor of Buddy Magazine, a magazine for music lovers that paid homage to Texas artist Buddy Holly. Brent had a deep appreciation for music which became an important part of his life. His quick wit, sense of humor and creative abilities were legendary and made him a unique individual who was loved by those who knew him. Brent was preceded in death by his grandparents and his father, Roy Stein, of Allied Printing company which Brent took over after his father's death. His longtime friend and employee Louisa "Tuts" Casey helped him with the venture. He is survived by his mother, Esther Barzune Stein, his sister and brother in law, Marleen Stein Gold and Ronald Gold, Uncle Sol and Aunt Estelle Barzune, first cousins Rosalee Cohen, Stuart Barzune, Dr. Lawrence and Dolores Barzune, Gail Barzune Loeb and Dr. Peter Loeb. He also leaves numerous other cousins who were a significant part of his life and many friends. Graveside services will be at 1:30 PM Sunday, May 1 at Shearith Israel cemetery, 4634 Dolphin Rd., Dallas. In lieu of flowers please make donations to the charity of your choice.




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Published in Dallas Morning News from Apr. 30 to May 1, 2011.
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April 24, 2020
Brother Brent, once in the fellowship of ink stained wretches, past permanent retirement, memory as fresh as today, recalls your dynamic presence, humor and skills in life living. You are missed well past your leaving and live on my mind's eye now and forever.
Douglas Baker
Friend
April 24, 2019
There was never a guy who loved life as much as Brent (aka Stoney) and you lived it to the fullest. I had more fun with him than any human being I have ever known. Texas could sure use him now.
Kirby Warnock
Friend
May 9, 2011
I knew Brent over forty years ago at the University of Arizona through a mutual friend from Dallas. His passions made him fun and unforgetable and drew many friends whom I'm sure will miss him. My condolences to his family.
Al Tune
May 9, 2011
RIP Brent Old times were fun. See you on the other side. Marshall
Marshall Cole
May 6, 2011
Brent and I were friends in the early 60's at the University of Arizona. It's been fifteen years since I last saw Brent but was planning on renewing our friendship this week. My oldest son just moved to Dallas, and I planned on calling Brent over this weekend. I think that the two of them would have enjoyed meeting and swapping stories about Brent and Dad's youth escapades. There is something important to be learned from Brent's passing, that one needs to always understand that life needs to be lived aggressively every day which Brent no doubt did himself. Brent and I shared many fun times together when we were young in the early 60's in Tucson. He was a real guy's guy and his passing makes life for many of his friends no doubt, just a little less interesting
Pete Marcus
May 5, 2011
Much love and great memories with Stoney. He helped me get my first guitar when I was a little boy. My father Louie Solganick worked with him at Buddy Magazine. I remember so many good things and fond memories. He was around when I was growing up. The Solganick family will miss him.
Aaron Solganick
May 1, 2011
Dear Stoney, I first knew of you way back in your high visibility days. You were a hero to all of us of like mind. We were young then. And the next time I met you was the day you showed up at my front door to take my young daughter, Jeanne to the movies. I know now that you would forgive me if, at first I regarded you with suspicion. I remember that I met you at the door and said, "Stoney, what are you doing? You're four years older than me!" Since that time you were always there for Jeanne and my family at important and fun times; like the time you pulled up in front of my house and took another of my young daughters for a ride on your red motor cycle. I especially remember Jeanne's wedding and a Christmas party with me in a red dress. I, like others thought you were such an icon that you would live forever. We were wrong about that, as I suppose we are wrong about that for ourselves as well. We all have to go sometime. Still, you had a lot of life left in you and I'm sad that you won't be here to enjoy it with us as you always did. We'll miss you.
Jane Walvoord
May 1, 2011
Brent, the vice of procrastination has been held too close to be in touch so the retro Victoria's Secret music tapes for your Fredrick of Hollywood doings will have to wait for another time and place. Knowing that you were alive and well and your spirit lives on is enough as well as the memories of all who you have touched while here. You have a head start. We'll catch up later. Doing Notes/Iconoclast could be intense; but were better because of you. Brother, you are missed in this world!
Doug Baker
May 1, 2011
We grew up together, families were friends,you went one way and I went the opposite ... but always remained friends. I am play a little diatonic blues for you this weekend ... RIP Brent.
Richard Edelstein
May 1, 2011
Stoney, so many memories. One of my favorites was when you helped me climb on top of the General Lee statue at Lee Park so many years ago! Rest well my friend...Kathy
April 30, 2011
Ah, the memories of a thousand parties - good times! One of the best I remember was you handing out little Valentines from your coat pocket. . .Rock in peace, Stoney. Annette Weaver-Krell
April 30, 2011
Stoney, I miss you more than words can describe. You've been a part of my life since I was a teenager. I know you're in music heaven. Blues forever. Rebecca
April 30, 2011
It was great fun knowing you and getting the DPD in such a dither. Your great humor and light-heartedness will surely be missed.
Duke Horn
April 30, 2011
I could always count on seeing you at my party's. You were a good person and good friend. Thanks for the laughs.
Michael Insuaste
April 30, 2011
too many memories flooding my mind, and my heart is broken. I will miss hearing your voice, seeing your face, hugging your neck and laughing at your jokes. I am profoundly sad...i miss you already. Love to the Stein family during this very difficult time. Brent was a Mensch, a real Mensch.

Jeanne Marrs Insuaste
Jeanne Insuaste
April 30, 2011
I worked for Stoney at Buddy in the early 80's, and also had the pleasure playing drums in "The Buddy Brothers" band. He was always a gentleman, and such a funny & fun person. I will think of him fondly for the rest of my days.
Tammy Ragus
April 30, 2011
From my earliest memories I have loved you, and always will.. See you in my dreams dear one.. Peace
Heather McDonald Kenyon
April 30, 2011
Stoney, you really touched a lot of lives. You'll be missed.
Steve C.
April 30, 2011
ahh stoney . . . there are so many memories ... so many years. i guess we won't go riding again. can't imagine that you aren't here anymore. i will miss you and hope you are soaring with the eagles, dear old friend !!!
jude ranson
April 30, 2011
I will love Brent forever. I miss him very much. I am glad we had a chance to speak last week. My condolences to his family. Brent was such a treasure. He was a great love of my life.
Aimee Pilz
April 30, 2011
All my family's and my own and EVERYONE'S to you, good and faithfull friend. I guess we all just thought you would live forever! Pamela
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