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Irwin Arthur Schein

April 25, 1948 — February 15, 2024

Irwin Arthur Schein

Irwin Arthur Schein, known affectionately as Artie and Butch, passed away unexpectedly on February 15, 2024, surrounded by his loving family. He was born on April 25, 1948, in Brooklyn, New York, to Roberta (Wasserstrum) and Martin Schein.


Growing up in Brooklyn, Artie developed a deep love for the Brooklyn Dodgers. He fondly remembered watching Jackie Robinson play at Ebbets Field with his father. He was a protective big brother to his siblings, Arlene Schein and Bobby Schein, after the loss of their mother when Artie was just 16.


After high school, Artie attended King's College before enlisting in the Air Force during the Vietnam War. He was stationed in Taiwan and at McGuire Air Force Base. It was during this time that he discovered his interest in teaching, which led him to pursue night school at Temple University.


In the early 1970s, Artie moved to Philadelphia to become a schoolteacher for the Philadelphia School District, a career he cherished for 30 years. It was through a blind date arranged by a mutual friend, a fellow art teacher, that Artie met the love of his life, Frani. Their first date in 1979 marked the beginning of a beautiful love story for 45 years, and they would have celebrated 38 years of marriage in June 2024.


Artie is survived by his wife, Frani Feinfeld Schein, his daughters Emily (Mike) Rubin and Sara (Andy Selke) Sherr, and his twin grandsons, Nate Rubin and Kyle Rubin. He is also survived by his sister, Arlene Schein, stepbrother Jay Schnabolk, stepsister Marsha Ewig, and his nieces Melissa Patterson and Taylor Mariotti, as well as his nephew Ryan Schein. He is preceded in death by his mother, Roberta (Wasserstrum) Schein, his father, Martin Schein, his brother, Robert Schein, and his stepmother, Pearl Schein.


Artie had a profound impact on those around him. His love for his family and cats, his dedication to teaching, his sense of humor, and his unwavering positive outlook on life are all qualities that will be remembered and cherished by those who knew him. Being a crossover fan of both Philadelphia and New York teams added an extra layer of joy and camaraderie to his life and interactions with others. Artie's legacy will surely live on in the hearts and memories of those who were fortunate enough to know him and he will be deeply missed.


Come celebrate 75 grateful years, Saturday, February 24th, 2024, at Goldsteins’ Rosenberg’s Raphael Sacks Suburban North, 310 2nd Street Pike Southampton, PA 18966. Visitation will be held from noon to 1pm. Service immediately following.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Kidney Fund https://www.kidneyfund.org/.

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Visitation and Memorial

Saturday, February 24, 2024

Starts at 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

Goldsteins Rosenberg's Funeral Directors Suburban North

310 2nd Street Pike, Southampton, PA 18966

Visitation 12 Noon to 1:00 PM, service at 1:00 PM

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