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Lenore Maxine Stein-Wood


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Lenore Maxine Stein-Wood Obituary
June 6, 1937 - January 12, 2016 Lenore (Lee) Stein-Wood, born Lenore Maxine Tesh, to parents Albert and Belle on June 6, 1937 in Brooklyn, NY, Lee passed away on January 12, 2016, at her home in the Hollywood hills surrounded by her loving family. A pioneering founder of Inter-City Home Health Association (1968), one of the first companies in the US to provide home nursing and therapeutic services to patients in need, she continued to assist those on Medicare by administering a federally funded grant program providing homemaker assistance, and founded the Inter-City Homemakers providing private services to patients in homes and hospitals. Through her visionary work she improved the lives of tens of thousands of people in their time of need. By 1980, the Inter-City companies became Personal Care, and by 1983 it had grown to 8 locations and was considered the best home health program in the country. In 1983, the company was sold to a NYSE registered company and Lee devoted her limitless energies to philanthropic and volunteer work. A long-standing and enthusiastic member of the Board of Councilors of the USC School of Social Work, she and her husband, Bill Wood, endowed a scholarship and two professorships in the School, The David Lawrence Stein Scholarship and the Lenore Stein-Wood and William S. Wood Professor of School Behavioral Health and the David Lawrence Stein/Violet Goldberg Sachs Professor of Mental Health. The School honored her with an honorary degree in social work for her many contributions. She was also a generous donor to many schools and organizations, including Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, the Wounded Warrior Foundation, and the Parkinson's Foundation. A major supporter of the where she and her husband, Bill Wood, (board member) also created the David Lawrence Stein Award in her beloved son's memory. A recipient of the 12th Annual Society of Brain Mapping and Therapeutics Humanitarian Award. Lee Stein-Wood made an indelible impact on the world. Preceded in death by her beloved brother, Arnold Tesh, and her adored son, David Lawrence Stein, she will be dearly missed by her husband, Bill Wood, her brother, Barry Tesh, her son, Michael Stein, her daughter-in-law Sharon Stein, her grandchildren Davina, Devin, and Sabrina, and a loving extended family of nieces, cousins, and friends. Services will be held at Mt Sinai Memorial Park- Hollywood Hills on Forest Lawn Drive at 12:30 PM Thursday, January 14, 2016. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to the following charities: USC School of Social Work - David Lawrence Stein Scholarship, Brain Mapping Foundation (501c3 Charitable Donation (tax ID): 20-2865488) Website: www.BrainMappingFoundation.Org,
Published in the Los Angeles Times on Jan. 13, 2016
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