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Harold Stein, M.D. (OPH ’57)


DR. HAROLD STEIN It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Harold Aaron Stein on January 31, 2021, beloved husband of Anne Stein. Loving father of Ray (Nancy), Laurie (Bob), and Gary (Debra). Treasured grandfather of Rebecca (Michael), Emma (Jake), Maxwell, Teddy, Kelsey, Elliott, Alexa, Casey and Olivia. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Richard and Pam Stein. Dr. Harold Stein was a brilliant, kind, warm, and generous man with a great sense of humor. He was larger than life, a talented ophthalmic surgeon, an innovative and creative thinker, a renaissance man with a wide range of interests, and a storyteller with a twinkle in his eye. He loved to recount his adventures of working in developing countries, discovering new surgical techniques and to share his many ideas for academic studies. Harold practiced ophthalmology for over fifty years and was well known to doctors around the globe for his academic achievements and for pioneering the profession of Ophthalmic Assistants. During his career, he received many distinguished awards including the Lifetime Achievement Award from The Canadian Society of Ophthalmology. He enjoyed teaching residents and authored over thirty-five textbooks. He was very proud to co-found The Bochner Eye Institute named for his former partner and father-in- law, Dr. Maxwell Bochner. Harold’s most constant companion was his loving wife, Anne, and their bond was exceptionally strong. She supported him in every adventure, accomplishment and challenge that came along. He was an adoring father to his three children and a treasured grandfather of nine. Harold left his mark on his family, hispatients, and on the ophthalmic community worldwide. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him. A family graveside service will be held on Tuesday, February 2, 2021. Memorial donations may be made to The Dr. Harold Stein Memorial Fund c/o Benjamin Foundation 416-780-0324.

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