Stefan Bernard Herbert Baumrin, husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, philosopher, attorney, and businessman, died Wednesday afternoon.

Born on Jan. 7, 1934, Stefan was the son of David and Regina Baumrin. He was raised with his brother, Leonard, in the Bronx. He graduated from Stuyvesant High School in 1952 and from Ohio State University in 1956. He received his PhD in philosophy from Johns Hopkins University in 1960 and received his Juris Doctor degree from Columbia University in 1970, after which he became a member of the New York State Bar.

He was an assistant professor of philosophy and chairman of the Delaware Seminar in the Philosophy of Science at University of Delaware from 1961 until 1964 and was an assistant professor of philosophy at Washington University in St. Louis from 1964 until 1967. In 1967, he became a professor at Lehman College, and in 1973 he became a professor at the City University of New York Graduate School. In 1988, he became a professor of Medical Ethics at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine.

Stefan continued teaching philosophy at CUNY Grad Center and Mt. Sinai until this past May and he will be missed by the many students, professors, friends and family members who enjoyed the gift of his generosity, vitality, intellect, love of art and literature and true friendship.

A memorial service will be held at Riverside Funeral Home on Sunday, Sept. 23 at noon and a graveside service will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 25 at 1 p.m. at the West Tisbury Cemetery in West Tisbury on the Island he loved dearly.