Roger A. Stein of New Milford, CT, died at home on Tuesday February 23, 2016 at the age of 72.
He was born on October 15, 1943 in Bridgeport, CT, son of the late George and Eleanor Stein. A 1961 graduate of Warren Harding High School , he attended the University of New Haven after serving in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. Roger worked for most of his career with the Defense Contract Audit Agency, and finally at United Technologies and Northrop Grumman before his retirement.
He is survived by his wife Dorothy of New Milford, CT, his three sons; Gary Stein and his wife Jennifer of South Hamilton, MA, Jared Stein and his wife Lisa of New Milford, CT, Clayton Stein of Pittsburgh, PA, a brother Ronald Stein of Trumbull, CT and his grandchildren Zachary, Benjamin, Dylan, Elena and Tyler. He was predeceased by his sister Charlene Stevens. Funeral services will be private.
In addition to bragging about his grandchildren to anyone who would listen, his family will remember him for building the best club house a kid could ask for, stories about the good old days growing up in Bridgeport, his penchant for sneezing after a good meal, and for his love of old movies, a good joke, and ‘Cheese Betsies’, an old family specialty enjoyed on his birthday.
Contributions in his memory may be made to the New Milford Community Ambulance Association, P.O .Box 102, New Milford, CT 06776.
Arrangements by the Lillis Funeral Home, 58 Bridge Street, New Milford, CT.