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“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....Read More »
1 of 16 | Posted by: Laura and Greg Hills - Toronto, WA

“Steve always conducted himself as a gentleman and I greatly respected and liked him. I will miss his smiles and friendship. ”
2 of 16 | Posted by: DuBose Blakeney - Hollywood, SC

“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....Read More »
3 of 16 | Posted by: Jean Holst

“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...Read More »
4 of 16 | Posted by: Marla Goodman - San Diego, CA

“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...Read More »
5 of 16 | Posted by: Christie Specter - Charleston, SC

“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...Read More »
6 of 16 | Posted by: Alison Haberman Smith - Cumming, GA

“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...Read More »
7 of 16 | Posted by: Rhoda Stein - Highland Beach, FL

“This kind, sweet and wonderful person will be missed by all who knew him! ”
8 of 16 | Posted by: Dottie Prevost - Charleston, SC

“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...Read More »
9 of 16 | Posted by: Kit Brownell

“One of the best. A loyal classmate ”
10 of 16 | Posted by: Clarence Hopke - Friend

“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...Read More »
11 of 16 | Posted by: Marlene Stagnaro - Charleston, SC

“Sending love to all the family ”
12 of 16 | Posted by: Jack Swerdlin - Atlanta, GA

“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...Read More »
13 of 16 | Posted by: Anna Taylor Blythe - Adams Run, SC

“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. ”
14 of 16 | Posted by: Rosalyn Kramer Monat-Haller

“rest in peace Steve always enjoyed our wednesday lunches ”
15 of 16 | Posted by: Eddie Weekley

“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...Read More »
16 of 16 | Posted by: Suzanne Lowry - Lyman, SC


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.

Memorials may be made to a charity of your choice.