Mortimer N. SteinJanuary 03,2013Mortimer N. Stein
BENNINGTON — Mortimer N. Stein, 86, died Monday, Dec. 24, 2012.
He was born May 6, 1926, in Rye, N.Y., the son of Samuel and Blanche Schiff Stein.
He graduated from Passaic High School in Passaic, N.J.
Enlisting in the Navy at the age of 18, he served as a radioman during World War II on the U.S.S. New Jersey, “BB-62,” in the South Pacific. Following his honorable discharge, he received several medals for his service, including the American Theater Medal, Asiatic Pacific Medal 3 stars, Philippine Liberation Ribbon 1 star, and the Victory Medal.
After returning home from the war, he worked in the family grocery store in Little Falls, N.J., and later became an electrician and worked in the Little Falls area for his entire career.
He was a tinkerer, and enjoyed repairing and restoring discarded items. He was a patriot who loved his country, and an avid fisherman who enjoyed the ocean and surf fishing.
Survivors include a stepdaughter, Louise Hughes of Manchester; five granddaughters and four great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, Louise Tacq Hughes, who died in January 2002.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013, at the All Faiths Chapel at the Vermont Veterans Home in Bennington, where Rabbi Jarah Greenfield officiated.
Interment services followed in the Vermont Veterans War Memorial Cemetery in Bennington, with military honors being offered.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Vermont Veteran Home Activities Fund through the Mahar and Son Funeral Home, 628 Main St., Bennington, VT 05201.
Guestbook condolences may be made at www.maharandsonfuneralhome.net.
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