STEIN--Howard I. Founder of RiteCheck in 1949 and founder in 1957 of the Check Cashers Association of New York (FSCNY), died Tuesday, Feb. 7, at his home in Scarsdale, NY. Stein, 96, was also a connoisseur and internationally respected collector of Italian Renaissance Ceramics known as Mailoica. He donated his collection to the Philadelphia Museum of Art in 2001. He served in the Boards of the Bronx Community College Foundation, the Philadelphia Museum of Art and as a Friend of the Israeli Philharmonic. Stein is survived by his domestic partner Beverly Spitzer, his three children and six grandchildren.
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