George Richard Francis Stein


     Mr. George Richard Francis Stein, age 88, of Utica, NY, passed away on Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at the Utica Rehabilitation & Nursing Center after declining health.

     George was born in Utica, on October 6, 1930, a son of George F. and Ida (Geer) Stein.  George attended Boys Trade School in Utica and lived for many years at 2002 Oneida Street.         

    George is survived by his sister, Jeanne Stein Horth; niece, Elizabeth (Horth) Mees, nephew, Daniel Horth of New Hartford; step-brother, Jeffrey Vail of Sanborn, NY; step-sister, Ferne Vail Klein of Utica, and many in-laws, great-nephews, great-nieces and Mary DeNigro-Hosey, daughter of his longtime companion, Mary DeNigro.  George was predeceased by his mother, Ida Geer Stein in 1946, his father, George F Stein in 1989, elder brothers, Donald G Stein of Palmyra, NY in 1999, and Robert D. Stein, of Clyde, NY in 2013; his step mother, Elizabeth Geer Vail Stein in 2008, and his longtime companion, Mary DeNigro,  in 2012. 

     Mr. Stein’s funeral will be held on Friday, (today) September 20, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. at Utica Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 2535 Genesee St., Utica, where his Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated.  Burial will follow in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Whitesboro, NY.  George’s family with greet visitors, at the nursing home, on Friday, from 10:00-10:30 prior to the funeral Mass.  In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the Utica Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 2535 Genesee St., Utica, NY 13501, in George’s memory.