There is a casket here this morning, and mourners, flowers and organ music. And we have heard prayers of many faiths from his friends. So in a formal sense, this is a funeral service. To me, however, it is a celebration of a consummate pro. David was a professional editor and a successful publisher at a time when they are an endangered species. As a journalist and friend, I am privileged to celebrate David A. Stein, newspaperman.
By FRED W. FRIENDLY | 12/19/20