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STERN, Henry G. Age 61, passed away Thursday, September 3, 2020. Beloved husband of 38 years, to Gail Stern nee Roman, devoted father, of Sarah (Deran) Stern and Hannah Stern, loving brother, of the late Joyce Ferreiro and brother-in-law, to Jorge Ferreiro, loving brother-in-law, to Denis Roman, Robert (Brenda) Roman, Jill (Chris) Anderson; and dear uncle, to Elle Ferreiro, Thom (Virginia) Anderson, Ryan (Brooke) Anderson, Scott (Eliza) Roman, Lance (fiancé Isabelle Haas) Roman and Brad Anderson. Private graveside services were held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to Northern Hills Synagogue or the charity of one's choice would be appreciated.

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Published in Dayton Daily News on Sep. 6, 2020.
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September 28, 2020
I’ve never met, nor will I again, a more friendly, outgoing and all around nice guy. I will think of him and miss him forever.
Michael & Betsy Scheffler
September 13, 2020
Hank and I were friends when we were children. When we were in 5th grade he was instrumental in planting a tree at the cemetery in memory of my father. He was always upbeat and encouraging. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.
Sue Daniels Levy-Bodine
September 13, 2020
Sally and I were saddened to hear of Hank's passing. He was a great neighbor, friend, and past client. He would always stop and chat, either from his car window or walking his dog. We would always laugh and exchange wits with each other. His happy, jovial mood was always refreshing. He will be sorely missed. God rest his soul!
Frank & Sally Gilland
September 13, 2020
Very sorry to learn of Henry's passing. We frequently communicated on Twitter. I learned a lot from him, as did others.
Greg Fann
September 13, 2020
Sometime -- maybe 12-13 years ago, I discovered Hank's writings on public policy or he discovered mine. I don't recall who found whom. I was in Washington, trying to navigate the raging debate over health insurance. I understood things from an inside-the-beltway, 40,000-foot view. Hank (and his InsureBlog colleagues) patiently walked me through the ground-level perspective of how the laws and regulations really worked in practice. He was a kind, patient, hysterically funny teacher. And I had the privilege of playing a similar role with Hank--sharing the DC perspective. Over the years, in my view, we became good friends--though we were only in the same room one time. Our banter was very public--mostly on Twitter. He was always thoughtful and gracious and willing to change his mind when the evidence contradicted his beliefs. I can't begin to say how much I'm going to miss Hank and how glad I am that we enjoyed quite a number of years together. Shalom, chaver. -- Bob Graboyes
Robert Graboyes
September 12, 2020
We met on an online blog some years ago, though I am saddened that we'll never be able to meet in person. We supported each other's blogs and he even guest posted on mine. He will be missed.
Daniel Rego
September 10, 2020
Dear Gail, I was so surprised to hear about the passing of Hank. Just shocked and wish I lived closer to you. Thank goodness for your girls to help carry you along. Still remembering your mom and all the fun vacations we spent together. And Grandma Roman, who I loved dearly & I know loved you. Praying for peace and acceptance for you. Love, Vicky Leavitt
Vicky Leavitt
September 9, 2020
Hank was a man with a heart of gold and I enjoyed working with him the four years I was at Centerville Insurance Agency. His smile, laugh and bear hugs are unforgettable and I will miss him greatly!!
Vicki Cook
September 9, 2020
Gail, I just heard about Hank's passing. I'm at a loss. He has been a part of my Cornerstone life for 20 years. I always enjoyed Hank on a business and personal level. We shared stories and tragedies together. I will miss his laugh and his conversation. My prayers are always with you and the girls.
Beth Davisson
September 8, 2020
I was in town with my family checking on my mother after the loss of my father. Words can not express how deeply sorry I am for your loss. I have not thought specifically about Mr. Stern for a number of years although I do remember the life lessons that he taught at Temple Beth OR. I can't do anything to ease the family's pain but can say that Hank made an impact in this young man's life. Hank had a quirkiness about him that allowed him to connect with the children. I now use one of Mr. Stern's old jokes today with my kids: " Two wrongs don't make a right but two (W)right's make a plane.Peace be within you.
David Adler
September 7, 2020
We will miss Hank’s stories and laugh. Our sympathies to Gail, Hannah, Sarah and the extended family. Tom and Sharon Skelley
Mr & Mrs Tom Skelley
September 7, 2020
Deepest sympathy. Hank had always been so kind to me. I saw him comfort his Mother when I visited their home, decades ago. I went to his Miami Valley School graduation. I wish I’d visited more often.
Diane Zodikoff
September 7, 2020
Gail, Sarah and Hannah,

I grieve your loss. Hank was a friend to all and family to many. I will miss his joy, his laugh and energy.

I am truly at a loss over him not in this world.

Love all the Stern ladies,
Maria Mason
Maria Masons
September 6, 2020
Hank will be dearly missed by his work family at Centerville Insurance Agency where he had a long career as our Life and Health Agent. He was a true professional and respected by many in his field. Hank treated his clients with compassion and caring guidance. As his coworker I had the pleasure to observe this on a daily basis. Rest in Peace Hank, you will always be a part of us.
Debbie Cade
September 6, 2020
I do not know the angst and anguish you endured, but I wish you had called. I will cherish our conversations regardless of the topic...of which there were many.
Jeff Milne
September 6, 2020
Hank was my friend, my mentor and an all around good guy. The world is a sadder place without his presence.
September 6, 2020
I'm so very sorry to hear of Henry's passing. You all will be in my prayers.
Pamela Zambenini
September 6, 2020
Just the nicest, friendliest guy ever. I will never forget his smile, his hug, his handshake. He will be deeply and profoundly missed. I can't believe he is gone.
Jeff Bassin
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