Charles Steiner, 92, of South Orange died June 27, 2011. He was a native of Newark.
Dr. Steiner began his medical career as a general practitioner, later specializing in physical medicine. He discovered a technique for relieving joint and muscular pain, preventing the need for surgery for many people. He was the founder of West Essex General Hospital, Livingston, and its chief of staff for many years. He was also a founding chairman and professor in the Department of Osteopathic Sciences at the New Jersey School of Osteopathic Medicine at University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.
After serving the communities of Newark, Irvington, and suburban Essex County for more than 60 years, he was awarded Physician of the Year earlier this year by the NJ Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons.
In the 1950s he helped found the Morton Street Boys Club in Newark and much later became the founding chairman of the Sister Rose Thering Fund, which supports Jewish-Christian Studies at Seton Hall University.
He was an avid tennis player, playing in senior tournaments until age 91.
Predeceased by his wife of 66 years, Gloria, he is survived by a son, Charles Jr.; two daughters, Susan Sher and Jeanne; and four grandchildren.
Services were held June 29 with arrangements by Bernheim-Apter-Kreitzman Suburban Funeral Chapel, Livingston. Memorial contributions may be made to the Sister Rose Thering Scholarship Fund at Seton Hall University.