It is with deepest sadness, we write to you this evening of the passing of Peter Stein on Friday, September 17th, 2021. Peter was a life-long member of the Tompkins County Democratic Committee and the TCDC representative to the NYS Democratic Committee. Many of us remember Peter’s contributions as the committee parliamentarian and his passionate interventions during our meetings.
He was also a County Legislator from the Town of Ithaca for almost a decade, and before that a member of the Ithaca Town Board. He had a deep understanding and commitment for social justice and the need for Democratic principles within governance. Professionally Peter was an esteemed professor emeritus in the Cornell Physics and Nuclear Studies Department with publications and research that were seminal to his field.
Peter was married for 65 years to Irene Stein, our long-time Chair of the Tompkins County Democratic Committee. Our entire committee extends our deepest condolences to Irene and their children, grandchildren, and newest great grandchild.
Due to the current situation, there is no memorial service planned at this time. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his memory to the Union of Concerned Scientists, the Alzheimer’s Association, or Cornell University.
A link to Peter’s obituary is below.