In Memory of Jerome M. Stein

Jerome M. Stein, of West Orange, New Jersey, passed away January 21, 2015. He was 79. Mr. Stein was an FSA 1963, MAAA 1965, and AIA 1964.

Born in Belton, S.C., Mr. Stein was raised in Newark, N.J., graduating from Weequahic High School. He attended New York University and graduated, with honors, from Columbia University in 1957. Mr. Stein had vice presidential assignments in the Prudential Insurance Company of America, where he was employed from 1957 until 1994. In the Society of Actuaries, he served on the Education & Examination Committee and was a past chair of the Committee on Review of Literature. Mr. Stein served on the Professional Responsibility Committee of the American Academy of Actuaries. Other memberships include: Health Insurance Association of America, the American Council on Life Insurance and the Life Insurance Marketing Research Association. He collaborated in and contributed to a NIH-funded study of the ethical issues of genetic testing in relation to insurance. Community involvement included: American Jewish Committee of Essex County, Urban League of Essex County, Newark Committee for Better Public Schools, West Orange Lodge of B'nai B'rith, and Congregation Ahawas Achim B'nai David and Jacob.  He also had been a volunteer lecturer at the Daughters of Israel since 1995.

Mr. Stein is survived by his wife of 55 years, Rhoda (nee Strauss); a son, Joel, and his wife, Karen; a daughter, Beth Stein Tantleff, and her husband, Jeffrey, and six grandchildren, Sanford, Samantha, Sydney, Sawyer, David and Evan. Contributions in his memory may be made to the Daughters of Israel, West Orange, N.J.