A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at a later date in SS. Peter and Paul Church, Doylestown, for Father Robert E. Stein.
Father Stein, 70, died on Aug. 3. He had served as pastor at SS. Peter and Paul for the past 14 years.
He was born on Sept. 3, 1950 to the late Rudolph and Phyllis (Talerico) Stein. Father Stein was educated at Lakeview Elementary and Coventry High School, both in Akron; the University of Akron; Seabury Western Theological School in Chicago, Illinois and Saint Mary Seminary in Cleveland.
Bishop Anthony Pilla ordained him to the priesthood for service to the Diocese of Cleveland on June 13, 1981 in the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist.
Father Stein’s first assignment was as parochial vicar at Our Lady of Peace Parish in Cleveland. During this assignment, he also served as master of ceremonies for Bishop James Lyke. On June 24, 1986, Father Stein was assigned as parochial vicar at St. Anthony of Padua Parish in Akron. He was transferred on June 18, 1991 to serve as parochial vicar at St. Francis de Sales Parish in Akron. On June 17, 1997, Father Stein was assigned as parochial vicar of St. Paul Parish in Akron. He was transferred to St. Francis de Sales Parish in Akron on June 12, 2002, where he served as parochial vicar until being assigned as pastor of SS. Peter and Paul Parish in Doylestown on May 1, 2007. Father Stein served at SS. Peter and Paul until his death.
Per his wishes, he was cremated and there was no vespers or funeral Mass. A family-only burial will take place at Holy Cross Cemetery in Akron. Details on the memorial Mass will be forthcoming.