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Obituary - Ilse F. Stein

Ilse F. Stein

Date of Passing: April 26th, 2020

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Ilse F. Stein, 100, of Silver Spring, MD, formerly of Utica, passed away Sunday, April 26, 2020 at her home. She was born April 19, 1920, in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, the daughter of Nathan and Leontine Frank Fuchs and came to the United States in 1940. On October 15, 1941, in Chicago, IL, she married Wolf S. Stein and resided in Utica since 1947. Mr. Stein passed away on June 2, 2000, shortly after they relocated to Maryland. For 15 years, Mrs. Stein was employed as a Senior License Clerk for the NYS Department of Motor Vehicles in Utica. She was a past member of Temple Emanu-El and its Sisterhood, Hadassah, Jewish Community Center and CSEA. Mrs. Stein was also a volunteer at St. Luke's Memorial Hospital Center, Hope House and the American Red Cross. She is survived by two sons, Frank (JoAnn) Stein of Fairport, NY and Howard (Hollis) Stein of Silver Spring, MD; grandchildren, Julie, Mark (Christopher Perez), Andrew (Nancy) and Leah (Damon) Bradley; and four great grandchildren. Due to current circumstances, a private graveside service will be held at Temple Emanu-El Cemetery, Roberts Road, New Hartford, with Rabbi Henry Bamberger officiating. Donations in her memory can be made to Empowering the Ages ( or Temple Emanu-El Arrangements are with Mark C. Bentz Funeral Service, Inc., New Hartford.


Howard, I was so sorry to read of your mother's death. May her memory be for a blessing.

You had been in my thoughts since seeing you and Holly on the Book Chat last Sunday.

My sincere condolences on your loss.
Myra Promisel

Ilse and Wolf were two of the most kind, loving, gentle people I remember from growing up in Temple Emanu-el. I was so sorry to hear of Wolf's passing, and especially sad today to read about Ilse. I think of them often, and fondly. They will live on in my heart and in my memory. My condolences to the family.

Debby Waldman

I had the pleasure of working with Ilse and Wolf during my days at the Utica Chapter of the Red Cross. I remember her welcoming smile and many hours as a Red Cross Volunteer. It was a privilege to have known her. My condolences to her family.
Marce Turzanski

Ilsa was one of those people of whom they say "tho they be little, they be powerful". I volunteered for several years at the Red Cross with Ilsa and Wolf. They were strong yet gentle, humble yet made many thoughtful, wonderful contributions, always reliable even if it was not necessarily convenient for themselves. Ilsa was sharp as a tack and you always knew where you stood with her. She could be funny but serious as the occasion demanded. They were both loved and respected by many where ever they volunteered (and they put in a great many number of hours at St. Luke's , Hope House, and the Red Cross). They were missed greatly after they moved to the D.C. area. My sincere condolences to her family. She has always been thought of fondly by many.

ann brunnett