Stephen Jay Baumrind

  • Born: August 26, 1937
  • Died: February 8, 2021
  • Location: Charleston, South Carolina

J. Henry Stuhr Downtown Chapel

232 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401

Tel. (843) 723.2524

Tribute & Message From The Family


Captain Stephen Jay Baumrind, USCGR-RET, 78, retired vice president of Radio Laboratories died Monday, February 8, 2021. His private Graveside Service will be Thursday, February 11, 2021 in Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim Cemetery, Huguenin Avenue. The service will be available for viewing via live stream at 1:00 p.m. by using the following link https://youtu.be/MR4T9V7wdLw?. Arrangements by J. Henry Stuhr, Inc. Downtown Chapel.

Captain Baumrind was born August 26, 1937 in Charleston, SC, a son of M. Harold Baumrind and Esta Dinnerstein Baumrind. He attended Riverland Terrace Grammar School and The High School of Charleston where he was a member of the National Honor Society, numerous clubs and graduated a year early. Captain Baumrind was a 1958 graduate of the University of South Carolina where he was a member of the Blue Key National Honor Society, President of the Phi Epsilon Pi Fraternity, member of the Euphradian Society as well as serving on the staff of the Gamecock newspaper.

Captain Baumrind was retired from the Coast Guard Reserve, having gone to Officer Candidate School in Yorktown, VA and active duty in Elizabeth City, NC. He served as Commanding Officer of the Coast Guard Reserve Unit Charleston and Group Commander of Reserve Group Charleston. Captain Baumrind was a life member of the Reserve Officer's Association.

He was a past president of Congregation K.K. Beth Elohim, a past president of the Congregation K.K. Beth Elohim Brotherhood, held offices in the Greater Charleston Ski Club, Tri-County Volleyball Association, a past member of the American Philatelic Society, B.P.O Elks, Charleston Yacht Club, College of Charleston Cougar Club, College of Charleston 1770 Society, the Citadel Brigadier Foundation, a life member of the Hebrew Benevolent Society, National Rifle Association, Navy League, U.S. Naval Institute attendee and numerous other organizations.

Captain Baumrind is survived by his niece, Dawn Baumrind Mason (Charlie) of Watford City, North Dakota; nephew, Victor Allan Baumrind, Jr. (Susan) of Charleston, SC; great-niece, Brooke Simmons; two great-nephews, Victor Allan Baumrind III "Trae" and Caleb Mason and his sister-in-law, Dale S. Baumrind.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother V. Allan Baumrind.

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