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Bernice Stein

Bernice Stein

Bernice Stein, formerly Bernice Schnell (nee Braverman), of Livingston died May 25, 2020, on her birthday. She was born in Newark.

Mrs. Stein taught English at Bloomfield High School and Seton Hall University and worked as a lawyer for Riker Danzig Scherer & Debevoise and then for Beneficial Corporation until she retired in 1989. She attended Hillside High School and graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Rutgers College and Rutgers Law School.

Among her interests, she was a competitive bridge player, avid theatergoer, book club member, and world traveler who also enjoyed puzzles and knitting. She was a supporter of the arts.

Predeceased by her first husband, Richard (Dick) Schnell, in 1971, and her second husband, the Hon. Kenneth R. Stein, in 2018, she is survived by two sons, David and Gordon Schnell and their wives Sara and Polly; three stepchildren, Linda Stein Truesdale, Debbie Stein Salinger, and Richard (Kristina) Stein; four grandchildren from her first husband; and seven grandchildren through her second husband.

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