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STEIN--Howard, age 90, died on Sunday, October 14, 2012, in Stamford, CT. Howard is survived by his beloved wife of 58 years, Marianne, sons David, Ted, and Joshua, and five grandchildren. Howard was a renowned teacher and mentor whose career included professorships at Yale and Columbia...

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Halfway through a summer NEH seminar on American drama, Howard and I figured out that I had grown up two doors from his cousin Libby, and her daughters Bryan and Roberta. It was like discovering that we were cousins. I hope he enjoyed the class as much as those of us who were hungry to talk drama with fellow teachers. Howard was warm, encouraging and thoughtful. Moreover, he was delighted when anyone offered a new view he hadn’t considered. And he was kind enough to read and comment on our...

For some unexplained reason I had an urge to Google Howard this morning and came across this page. He visited our small college, Austin Peay State University, in 1990. And while he was only with us for a semester, he made an indelible mark on my life. I had a couple of meetings with him to discuss my work in his class, as he required. I can remember every moment of those conversations. He seemed to have more understanding of the human condition in his little finger than I can hope to learn in...

We would like to thank all those who have posted their fond remembrances here on Howard's NYT Legacy page. Reading the touching messages here is helpful to all of us, Howard's surviving family and friends. As well, a special note of thanks to Jeremy Smith for ensuring that this NYT Legacy page will remain online permanently. These past 5 years have had a distinct chill to them, we all miss my Dad so much, it is helpful to be able to warm up a little by reading the comments here.

it's been four years. I miss him more than ever and as constantly as ever. Not a day goes by....he was that vital a force in my life.

What a marvelous, funny, intelligent soul he was, so full of life and hope and righteous fire. Love you forever, Mr. Stein.

I was blessed to have taken a course taught by Dr. Stein during the brief time that he was the Dean of the University of Texas Drama Department. The course was entitled "Arts Omnibus", you can imagine how interesting it was to hear Dr. Stein share his passion about all forms of art, and his passion for everyday life. There was nothing usual or mundane about the man, there was always something special to be seen, in every situation, and he could see it. I know that my college...

wonderful sentiments, all. Nothing I could possibly add even after knowing him some fifty years.

Thank you Howard for your kindness, caring and compassion. You will be missed greatly, and will be in my heart always dear friend.
David J. Mora Columbia 84

I will remember Howard Stein for helping me write what I needed to write. He was a wonderful, generous man.