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 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.

Memorials may be made to a charity of your choice.

Condolence & Memory Journal

Steve was very welcoming when we joined the College of Charleston volleyball family! He was so enthused about the team and we saw him at every game. It was so nice to see him every time we came down!

Posted by Laura and Greg Hills - Toronto, WA - Acquaintance   February 15, 2021

Steve always conducted himself as a gentleman and I greatly respected and liked him. I will miss his smiles and friendship.

Posted by DuBose Blakeney - Hollywood, SC - Friend   February 12, 2021

Sorry to hear of Steve's passing. I enjoyed the many times we spent with Greater Charleston Ski Club. He was one of the better skiers in the club. He also was an officer in the ski club when I first joined. He had a wonderful personality.

Jean Holst
A friend

Posted by Jean Holst    February 11, 2021

Rest in peace Steve. You lived a life full of smiles and generosity. In doing so, you've left this world a better place. May your memory be a blessing to all who knew you.

Posted by Marla Goodman - San Diego, CA - Friend   February 11, 2021

Steve was my neighbor for 10 years and during that time he joined us for many informal meals, football games on tv and friendly visits. We carpooled to higher parking grounds during hurricanes and shared holiday meals and our family with Steve. He was a wonderful man and when we moved last fall I saw a great sadness in his eyes as my husband Jay and I had often helped him out with doctor appointments, grocery shopping and just being there for him on a daily bases -our hearts are broken to hear of his passing....may he Rest In Peace knowing he was loved.

Posted by Christie Specter - Charleston, SC - Neighbor   February 11, 2021


Sending love to all the family as we remember this sweet and gentle man, who always had a smile and a memory to share. Let's hope the knowledgebase of our family line he shared continues within all of us. Steve, you'll be missed.

Posted by Alison Haberman Smith - Cumming, GA - Family   February 11, 2021

Steve was a kind and caring cousin. Even though we lived far apart, we always kept in touch regularly. He often spoke of his wonderful friends in Charleston. I will miss him very much.

Posted by Rhoda Stein - Highland Beach, FL - Family   February 11, 2021

This kind, sweet and wonderful person will be missed by all who knew him!

Posted by Dottie Prevost - Charleston, SC   February 11, 2021

I have known Steve all my adult life and will miss watching volleyball matches with you....a sport you so loved and supported as well as anyone who played the game. I will miss you.

Posted by Kit Brownell    February 11, 2021

One of the best. A loyal classmate

Posted by Clarence Hopke - Friend   February 10, 2021

Steve was my condo neighbor at the Albemarle, one of the first to reach out to me and make me feel at home. He was a special, kind, and caring gentleman. I will miss his friendly hellos and advice. Rest in peace dearest Steve, you will be missed. ❤

Posted by Marlene Stagnaro - Charleston, SC - Friend   February 10, 2021

Sending love to all the family

Posted by Jack Swerdlin - Atlanta, GA - Family   February 10, 2021

I have always thought Stevie was a very special person. I loved hisshy smile and he always greeted me so lovingly. I was behind him at CHS, but always looked for him at our school reunions. I will miss my good friend and his wonderful smile. Seanding love to his family.

Posted by Anna Taylor Blythe - Adams Run, SC - Friend   February 10, 2021

Stephen has been a wonderful family friend my whole life. He was kind to my parents and me. May his memory be as a Blessing.

Posted by Rosalyn Kramer Monat-Haller    February 10, 2021

rest in peace Steve always enjoyed our wednesday lunches

Posted by Eddie Weekley    February 10, 2021

So sad to learn of Steve's passing. I first met Steven when I came to College of Charleston as a member of the volleyball team. Steve was our biggest fan and was a constant friendly face at our competitions. After graduation Steve and I continued to play volleyball together and were regular companions at many, many volleyball gatherings and events. Steve and I had a wonderful visit and brunch in March (before all the COVID craziness) and I will always cherish the memories of that most recent visit and all of our fun times. Steve will be missed very much.

Posted by Suzanne Lowry - Lyman, SC - Friend   February 09, 2021

Family Album

Steve and Eddie Bernard at '15 FIVB tournament in Long Beach