Condolences to Barney Stein

We are so sorry to share that Barney Stein of Lance Vermeulen’s office, lost his father this past week. Condolences can be sent to Barney @ P.O. Box 155, West Stockbridge, MA 01266.  A service was held in Florida last weekend, and the obituary shown below.

Herbert J. Stein of West Stockbridge, Massachusetts and Miami Florida, died at his apartment in Miami the night of April 20, 2016 at 98 years old.  Born August 30, 1917, Herbert was raised by parents Augusta and Barnet in the Bronx, New York, and was graduated from New York University at The Heights in 1938.

A CPA by training, Herbert worked in the home furnishings textiles business for most of his life. In 1966, he formed a company to represent the best European textile mills at his showroom in New York. He retired only when he was well in to his 80s.

Herb was known for the bon vivant spirit with which he lived his life. He loved music—especially opera—and played classical piano. He was an avid skier, and raced International One Design sailboats for years. Herb eagerly and incessantly travelled the world well in to his 98th year. Herb loved and admired the five women that accompanied him through life until 2015—wives Marjorie Goldstein and Naomi Daniel, and partners Dana Jacobi, Muriel Russell, and Muriel Rudolph.

Following retirement, Herbert collected, designed and constructed large outdoor sculptures which he erected on his estate in West Stockbridge.

He is survived by daughter Ellen Weaver, son Barnet Stein, grandson Marc Davies, great grandsons Zach, Owen and Sam Davies, “bio-grandson” Nuriel Gutman, “second son”/ caretaker since 2013, Kreston Johnson, and canine companion, Jimmie.