Ralph Stein, 79, of Montclair died March 9, 2012. He lived in Montclair for over 40 years.
Mr. Stein was retired as a business data processing consultant, working on an independent basis. Prior to that, he worked as a physics technician at Columbia University.
Earlier in his life, he sailed on a merchant vessel.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Derengowski-Stein; his daughter, Carolyn; and a sister, Renee Copperman.
Services were held March 11 with arrangements by J.L. Apter Memorial Chapels, Cedar Grove.