April 17, 2005: Headlines: COS - Fiji: Obituaries: Sunday News Lancaster, PA: Fiji RPCV Ray Stein dies in Pennsylvania

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Fiji RPCV Ray Stein dies in Pennsylvania

Fiji RPCV Ray Stein dies in Pennsylvania

Fiji RPCV Ray Stein dies in Pennsylvania

Ray Stein

The celebration of Ray Stein s life was held Saturday, March 25th at the Mt. Edgecumbe Auditorium at 6:30 PM. Interment was held Monday March 28th at Sitka Memorial Park with reception and memorial service. Ray Stein, 51, passed away Sunday, March 20th. He was born July 10, 1953 in Elkins, West Virginia, attended grade school in Charlestown, West Virginia, lived in Mountville, where he graduated from Hempfield H.S., Landisville, and earned an English teaching degree from Shippensburg University, joined the Peace Corps in Fiji and was requested to stay an additional two years as the "White Fijian." He then lived extensively in New Zealand, Australia, Japan, China and Thailand.
He earned a master's degree in Asian Studies from Washington University in St. Louis, MO, and studied Oriental culture at Yale University for 3 semesters where he received a full fellowship to Mongolia.

Raymond and Aporn U-Ngern married April 18, 1985 in Thailand, went to Sitka where he taught Pacific Rim cultures at Mt. Edgecumbe High School. He was a member of Methodist Church, Sitka Elks and Sitka Moose, Phi Delta Kappa and president of Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity.

Ray's wife and his two sons, Richard, 17 and Robert, 15, survive him in Sitka. His parents are Ruth and Richard Stein of Wrightsville, PA; his three sisters and their husbands are Roxanne Stein Moss and Steve of Wellington, FL, Ronda Stein and Gerard Paradise of York, PA and Roberta Stein Glenn and Harry of Tampa, FL.

Ray took students to visit sister schools in Japan and China, was the student council's advisor and was assistant coach of the cross- country team for two years.

Ray played drums, guitar and vocals in a rock band and played on harmonica and guitar at the Bob Dylan Grind. He coached numerous Little League baseball teams, won photography awards, obtained his six-pack charter license, ran a bed and breakfast and spoke, read and wrote in six languages.

Friends of the family can contribute to the Ray Stein Japanese Language Scholarship Fund at Wells Fargo Bank in Sitka at 300 Lincoln St., Sitka, AK 99835.

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