Dr. Charles A. Stein, who practiced podiatry for 37 years on Park Heights Avenue, died Saturday at Baltimore County General Hospital of complications from emphysema. He was 71.
Services for Dr. Stein were being held today at Sol Levinson & Bros. funeral establishment, 6010 Reisterstown Road.
Dr. Stein was president of the Maryland Podiatry Association from 1957 to 1959, and was a consulting podiatrist for the Spring Grove Hospital Center and the Wesley Home for the Aged for more than 20 years.
Dr. Stein retired in 1986.
He was a 1939 graduate of City College and briefly attended the University of Baltimore before joining the Army in World War II. He was a medic in Panama and left the Army with the rank of sergeant.
After the war, he attended Western Reserve College in Cleveland before receiving his doctorate in podiatry from the Ohio College of Podiatry in 1948.
Dr. Stein is survived by his wife of 47 years, the former Pearl Shifren; three daughters, Leslie Polakoff and Amy Stein, both of Baltimore, and Nanci Puetz of Somerset, N.J.; a brother, Leonard Stein of Baltimore; and five grandchildren.
The family suggested that donations be made to the American Lung Association, 1840 York Road, Lutherville 21093.