The following appeared in the Times Herald Record

Robert J. Stein of White Sulphur Springs, NY, a retired Musician and
Band Leader and a long time area resident died Saturday, September 4, 2004
at home. He was 71.

The son of the late Murray J. and Constance Sakell Stein, he was born
June 19, 1933 in New York City, NY.

Bob was a member of the musicians union and had been a college music
professor and choir director where he conducted many concerts; he was a member
of the Sea Plane Pilots Association and an avid flyer, having his own private
runway; he also was a member of the Volvo Sports America Club and enjoyed his
antique car collection of P1800 Volvos; he was a gun collector, horse trainer and
raised sheep.

Survivors include his wife of forty-nine years, Lucille H.A. Lange Stein
at home; two sons, Clifford L. Stein and his wife Lisa of White Sulphur Springs,
NY and Russell L. Stein of Rock Hill, NY; two daughters, Deborah J. Stein of
Monticello, NY and Connie A. Stein of New York City. NY; one sister, Kathy
Pokorny, Assoc. Professor of Ophthalmology at NJ Medical School, of Brooklyn,
NY; and six grandchildren.

He was predeceased by a brother, Arthur Stein.

Visitation will be 'Tuesday, September 7, 2004 from 1-2 PM in the Harris
Funeral Home West St. at Buckley, Liberty, NY.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, September 7, 2004 at 2 PM in the
funeral home. The Rev. David McCarthy will officiate.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Harris Funeral Home

West St. at Buckley, Liberty, NY.


While the obituary says he was a member of VSA, it didn't mention that he was a
Life member in that organization. He was saddened by the recent turn of events in that
organization and tried to return the club to the membership. He felt the current leadership ignores
democratic procedures, the recent staged elections (of the past few years) and gerrymandering are

He became a member of VCOA at the end and wanted to continue to work for the good of the 1800 owner.

He will be sorely missed by all those he helped with his vast knowledge all-knowing advice.

Bob Foltz
Irv Gordon
Norman Brainin
John Adamchak