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Paul David Steiner

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Photo Paul David Steiner March 26, 1915 - January 8, 2006 Businessman, Philanthropist, Loving Husband Paul David Steiner of Hillsborough, beloved husband of Ruth Sinton Steiner, passed away on January 8, 2006 after a courageous battle with cancer. Paul was born in San Francisco in Mt. Zion Hospital on March 26, 1928; the second of three children of David Henry Steiner and Mabel Coblenz Steiner. He is survived by his sister, Joan Barbour of Portola Valley and predeceased by his older brother, Robert Steiner of Hillsborough. Paul attended public schools in San Francisco, graduating from Galileo High School in 1933. After attending Stanford University, he began his business career, joining the D.N.&E. Walter Company in sales until establishing his own company, Paul Steiner Associates in Burlingame in 1968. After 18 successful years of business, he sold the company. Paul married Ruth Marian Sinton of Hillsborough in 1938 and the couple enjoyed 67 years of marriage. Paul and Ruth built their family home in Hillsborough in 1947. Paul lived in the house until his death. Paul fathered two sons, Peter Edgar Steiner of Santa Barbara and David Paul Steiner of Pacific Palisades. He has five grandchildren: Amy Steiner Sanford, Peter Jack Steiner, Daniel A. Steiner, Courtney A. Steiner and Rachel Marian Steiner and six great grandchildren: Andrew, Meg and Beth Sanford and Peter, Nathan and Greggory Steiner. Paul is survived by his two daughters-in-law, Anne Gibson Steiner and Leslie Anne Steiner and his grandson-in-law, Blair Sanford. Paul enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1943. He served in the cavalry and infantry and was in Japan in 1946 during the U.S. occupation of that country. He received an honorable discharge as a second lieutenant in the army in 1946. Paul will be remembered by friends and family as a loving charitable man. He volunteered in the community at the Samaritan House and as a member of the Burlingame Lions Club. He was active in the Peninsula Tennis Club, the Peninsula Golf and Country Club, the Bombay Bicycle Club and the Sierra Club. Paul was an avid and accomplished tennis player and outdoorsman. He was particularly fond of hiking, cycling and camping. He and Ruth traveled extensively in their motor home. This fall they traveled in Alaska, the same place they honeymooned. There will be no funeral services, however family and friends will gather at the Steiner home to celebrate Paul's life. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to one of the charities: Paul and Ruth Steiner Permanent Endowment Fund for Gifted High School Students - c/o Jewish Community Federation, 121 Steuart St., SF, CA 94105; Mills/Peninsula Hospital Foundation, 1783 El Camino Real, Burlingame, CA 94010; or San Mateo County Historical Association, 777 Hamilton St., Redwood City, CA 94063.
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Published in San Francisco Chronicle from Jan. 11 to Jan. 12, 2006
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