Stephen Lehrer
1950 - 2021
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Lehrer, Stephen
71, died Saturday, February 13, 2021 at RI Hospital. He was the beloved husband of Freda (Stone) Lehrer of Cranston for 43 years. Born in Providence, a son of the late Saul and Helen (Resnick) Lehrer, he had lived in Cranston for 43 years, previously living on the East Side of Providence. He was a member of Temple Sinai in Cranston and Temple Emanu-El in Providence. He graduated from Hope High School in 1967, Brown University with a degree in Civil Engineering, and RIC with a Master's degree in education. He taught for over 30 years in the Bristol and then Bristol/Warren School System as a high school math teacher and technology coordinator. He was a trainer for Teachers in Technology. Stephen worked for years at Camp JORI as assistant director, and then starting in 1991 worked in the summers as program director at Camp Taconic in the Berkshires of Massachusetts. He was the volunteer usher coordinator at Trinity Repertory Company for many years. Stephen was an avid Boston sports fan, and enjoyed playing basketball at the JCC in Providence and riding his bike in the Berkshires.
Devoted father of Stacey Lehrer of Warwick and Andrew Lehrer and his wife, Jia Leung, of Cranston. Loving grandfather of Sophie Lehrer. Dear brother of Joanne Lehrer and her husband, Steven Chianesi, of Cranston. Uncle of Robert and Jeffrey Stone, and Christopher, Jennifer, and Matthew Chianesi.
Due to Covid-19, funeral services and shiva will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to The Louis & Goldie Chester Full Plate Kosher Food Pantry (1165 North Main Street, Providence, RI 02904), Trinity Repertory Company (201 Washington Street, Providence, RI 02903), or your favorite charity. For online condolences, please visit ShalomMemorialChapel.com.

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Published in The Providence Journal on Feb. 16, 2021.
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February 17, 2021
So sorry to hear of your loss. We will miss Stephen at the theater when we usher in the future.




Deborah, Victoria, and Thomas Pfanstiehl
Coworker
February 17, 2021
To the Lehrer family, my sincere condolences on the passing of Stephen. Prayers to all of you and your family and friends. May he Rest in Peace.
Joe Del Sesto
Neighbor
February 17, 2021
You made math a magical event for our son, Benjamin, and you will forever remain his favorite teacher...thank you!
The McBride Family
February 17, 2021
Frida, so sorry for your loss. I have many old and great memories of Stephen. Time passes so quickly, I only wish that we could have known each other better.
Myron Waldman
Friend
February 17, 2021
to Stephen's family! I am an usher at ppac. Ushered with him often. Sadly, he will be missed. May his memory be a blessing.
Judy Phillips
Friend
February 16, 2021
Shalom to such a lovely, lovely, selfless man who will be missed. Fond memories volunteering at Trinity.
Aurie McCarty
Acquaintance
February 16, 2021
My condolences to Steve and his family! I always enjoyed playing basketball with Steve where we had many competitive games. He was the consummate teammate who used his scientific mind to always play smarter than anyone else. Will be missed.
Sam Neusner
Acquaintance
February 16, 2021
Joanne and Steve, so sorry for your loss.
Patricia Hepburn
Friend
February 16, 2021
My heart is full Freda. I’ll remember Stephen’s warm smile.
Elsie Foy
Friend
February 16, 2021
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Elsie Foy
Friend
February 16, 2021
My deepest sympathies to your family. Steve was a treasured member of the Bristol Warren Educational Community.
May he rest in peace.
Former Superintendent, Bristol Warren Regional Schools
Ed Mara
Edward Mara
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February 16, 2021
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February 16, 2021
Stephen was a big help to me at Mt. Hope HS. Many fond memories going back to Bristol HS as well. My deepest sympathies to the family.
Rosemarie Gonsalves Lutz
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