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Stein, Steven M.

Steven M. Stein, of Vestal, NY, passed away on Friday May 27, 2016. Born in Philadelphia PA, Steve moved to the Binghamton area in 1960 with his wife Francine. Steve is a graduate of Becker College and Rider University. After completing his marketing degree at Rider, he joined E.J. Korvette in a management role. He joined The Philadelphia Sales Company in 1960 where he rose to become Owner and President. Steve co-founded the local chapter of USA Dance Club in 1995 with Francine, danced on its Ballroom Formation Team for 20 years and assisted with dance instruction. Steve volunteered as head of the Temple Israel cemetery for over 30 years and was a member of the Antique Automobile Club of America where he served as Treasurer of the Iroquois Region. The family expresses its deepest gratitude for all of those who compassionately cared for Steve especially the staff at Elizabeth Church Manor and Lourdes Hospital as well as Frank Leone, Hugh Simpson, Rosalind Cull and Matt Pruitt. Steve is survived by his wife Francine, his children Kevin Stein of Chevy Chase Maryland, Seena Boyle of Macungie Pennsylvania, Casey Stein of Vestal New York and Dilcy Benn of New York City as well his grandchildren Arielle, Alana, Jeremy, Izzy, Aubrey, Nina. Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at Temple Concord, 9 Riverside Drive, Binghamton, NY. The family will receive friends in the Temple Library from 12-1PM. The funeral service will be held at 1PM in the Temple Sanctuary. Internment to follow at Temple Israel-Riverside Cemetery, Conklin, NY. Those wishing may direct memorial donations in the name of Steve Stein to American Diabetes Association and the Alzheimer's Association, Central New York Chapter. Arrangements are with the Ernest H. Parsons Funeral Home 71 Main Street, Binghamton. Please visit to offer your condolences

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June 26, 2016
Mr. Stein with his partner Mr, Jablon were honourable and respected men. my mom Nancy worked for them for many years and nothing but praise for them. Our world was and is a better place because of these gentlemen. To the Stein family know you are in my prayers.
Nicholas Oranchak
June 24, 2016
To the Stein Family,
I just learned of Mr. Stein passing away and was so sorry to hear this. I am not sure if you will remember me as I use to babysit for you in 1970-1973. My name is Kathy Schiela and I was a nursing student from Binghamton General Hospital School of Nursing. My fondest memory of Mr Stein was his fun attitude and great smile as he drove me home from babysitting in one of his antique cars. How much fun was that! I still talk about those memories when telling people about nursing school. My sincere regards to you all.
Kathy Schiela
June 24, 2016
Very sad to hear of Mr. Steins passing. I will be forever grateful for the time i spent at his home with my buddy casey, wrestling, playing soccor and playing music with casey in the basement. Me and case would put on little shows for Mr. and Ms. stein, Sometimes Mrs. Stein could not help laughing a little bit because me and case were only 9-10 yrs old, Mr. Stein would tell her not to laugh at us because we were so serious about our little performance, Mr. Stein himself would put on magic shows for me and case. He was a convincing magician and casey also picked up his craft.He always encouraged case in his music, case was a darn good drummer at an early age, far ahead of most kids. his family was always number 1 to him. To Mrs. Stein, Kevin, Seena and especially you Casey old buddy, I am so very sorry but i am also very grateful. I feel so lucky to have known your family and your dad. THE MAN WAS/IS A LEGEND. GOD BLESS ALL OF YOU, HAIG DEKMEJIAN SANTA MONICA CALIFORNIA
Haig Dekmejian
June 6, 2016
Dear Francine,
Bob and I were so sorry to hear about Steve's passing. We have such good memories of our times together when we both moved to Binghamton at the same time. We returning to begin our married life and you arriving. What fun we had. Even though we have been far away, we have often thought of you both. Our thoughts are with you
Linda Sue and Bob Rosefsky
June 3, 2016
Dear Francine & Family,
My deepest and sincerest sympathies to all of the Stein family not only for today, but for tomorrow and in all the days to come.
I would have paid my last respects in person, but just returned from a mini-vacation Wednesday and learned of the sad news.
I started working at "Phillies" when I was 16 yrs. old and worked there nights and Saturdays all thru school, that is where Steve and I first became acquainted and used to go out dancing on Saturday nights...we were great friends, shared allot of laughs and good times.
The Stein family helped so many people by giving them jobs over the years and I can recall the annual summer picnic at State park. Then I remember the reunion dinner at The was a wonderful night, full of laughter, fun, dancing and wonderful memories. I also recall dancing with Steve that night and laughing over all the jokes we shared...He will be missed by everyone who knew him, he should be honored as a great man who helped the community & help so many people when they needed a job...May he rest in peace.
Michaelene (Mickey Simkulet) Elko
June 2, 2016
I was so sorry to hear of Steve's passing. You, Francine, and Steve have been wonderful pillars of the community. The dance community would not be the outstanding association it is without your tireless support and guidance through the years. You have given me and so many others the opportunity to learn the joy of dance. Thank you!
Carolyn Morgan-Appelt
June 2, 2016
The iconic store front at 90 Clinton St
Stuart Jablon
June 2, 2016
Stuart Jablon
June 2, 2016
Another great deal
Stuart Jablon
June 2, 2016
Giving back to the community
Stuart Jablon
May 31, 2016
My sister Linda in the Netherlands sent me the sad news of Steves passing today. Even though It's been over twenty five years since I've seen him, I have fond memories of him on dance lessons with big smiles and a kind heart. He loved his family and was a hard worker. Rest well Steve ....
David Arnold
May 31, 2016
My condolences to Francine and family on the passing of Steve. I enjoyed working for him.

Thomas Brown
May 31, 2016
Steve and i had a great relationship, both professionally and personally during my time as morning show host on WNBF radio. I must have voice a thousand commercials for Philadelphia sales. Steve was a very private man, but he invited me into his inner circle. I am honored by that.

John Leslie
John Leslie
May 31, 2016
holly,Alan,and I express our sadness on learning of Steve's passing. My late parents and family were so fond of him. Steve was a dear, kind, sweet, generous gentleman. All of us considered him extraordinary and dear. He had his red haired beautiful wife on a pedestal and loved his children. You all made him a very happy man. We wish you sunshine and only happy memories . Please accept our deepest sympathy- love never dies especially when one has an exceptionally outstanding goodness. Betsy Lipetz weiner
Betsy Lipetz weiner
May 31, 2016
Our condolences to Francine and family on the passing of Steven . We had the pleasure of knowing him for many years and it was always a joy to be in his company. His smile, friendliness, and kind words made you feel special.
Kay and Bill Vitaletti
May 31, 2016
To you Steve, may your soft heart & gentle soul rest peacefully. I remember the wonderful smell of popcorn upon entrance to the Clinton St store & as a child having this nice man always greeting his customers through out the store with a smile and asking how they were and if they needed any help. When leaving my mom would give me a dime to buy a bag of popcorn which was better than any candy. As a teenager I remember having the great privilege of helping to care for your family on a daily basis with basic household chores and prepping dinner so Francine could go and practice her tennis and caring for Casey through the summer while Kevin & Seena went to camp. What a privilege to have known your family.
Thank you
Linda (magee) Netherton
May 31, 2016
My sympathy to you , Francine and famliy. My
friendship with Steve was a treasure. He loved dancing as did I. He will be missed. I am sorry I can't join you for the services today, Francine but I will contact you at another time. My prayers are with you at this very sad time. Steve, RIP, my friend.
Josie Wilcox
May 31, 2016
Mrs. Stein and family, my condolences on the passing of your husband and father. I worked for him at Phillies and with Seena and Casey. My prayers are with all of you
Chris Wagner
May 31, 2016
Stein family, You have my sympathy on Steve's passing. I enjoyed working with Steve and had fun at "Phillies"
Lloyd Friedah
May 31, 2016
I was one of the staff members at Lourdes hospital and I met his lovely wife and two sons. I enjoyed caring for him and enjoyed hearing him talk about his love of dancing. I offer my condolences to the family, and would like to thank them for being so involved with his care. Such a wonderful family.
Carian Larsen
May 31, 2016
So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Shannon DeAngelo
May 31, 2016
Thank you for all you did for the triple cities and beyond . Rest in peace Mr. Stein.
May 31, 2016
So sorry for your loss. I worked with Steve. I have so many wonderful memories of him. But I would say the most was his compassion for the children in the neighborhood.
May 31, 2016
Dear Francine and family, we're very sorry here for the loss of Steven. Take good care and God bless,
Rev. Janet Abel and Elizabeth Church Manor
Janet Abel
May 31, 2016

I only hope that the families and the community remember all of the positive and often unsung qualities that you not only had but shared. Your qualities were inimitable and your memories will certainly endure.

I will miss our decades of friendship.
May 30, 2016
Steve was my first mentor in the Retail business.I worked at Phila Sales in the 70sWhat a great business and Steve was a fantastic manager and mentor to many young people who worked there. Always dressed impeccably Steve was well respected both by employees and his communityRest in Peace
Scott Gilinsky
May 30, 2016
my deepest and sincere condolences to the whole family,i worked for steve for twenty-five years and have so many wonderful memory's of steve and all the co-workers. THANK YOU STEVE ! REST IN PEACE
May 30, 2016
My sincere condolences to the whole family. We shopped at Philadelphia Sales (all three local stores!) for many, many years and I remember always seeing Mr. Stein there. We still miss that "Philley Sales." May he rest in peace.
May 30, 2016
Prayers of sympathy to his family.......he left such a legacy of great memories. The man always had a smile and a "HELLO" to everyone he saw. Seeing him at Philadelphia Sales on Clinton St walking around his store..........and loving the smell of popcorn every time I took my 4 sons there. I don't think there is a person in the entire NYS that hasn't been to that store. He will be sadly missed by everyone that had the pleasure of being greeted by his loving heart.
Carol Rosati
May 30, 2016
Our thoughts are with you on the passing of this good man.
Dave & Phyllis Stearns
May 30, 2016
Frank Leone
May 29, 2016
Steve always had a big smile and a great sense
of humor.

His work at Temple Israel's Chevra Kadisha
was a benefit to 100's of families.

It was a pleasure to have been his close friend
54 years ago.

I have kept up with his progress through his lovely
and sweet wife Francine and his Brothder-in-law
Gene Ginsburgh

Sy Klionsky
May 29, 2016
Steve was surrounded by those who will always love him. He was a respected and honored member of the Binghamton community for well over 50 years. He will be greatly missed by those whose lives he touched. Our deepest condolences to Francine, his children, grandchildren greater family and friends.
Chuck and Linda Charkin
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