Ray Stern

Ray Sylvia Stern (Caplan)

May 1, 1933 - April 15, 2021
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    Friday, April 16th, 2021 | 9:30am
    Friday, April 16th, 2021 9:30am
    Virtual Funeral in Levinson's Chapel
    Please click the view the webcast link above to watch the funeral service.


Donations are being accepted for:
Amit Children

49 W. 37th Street
5th Floor, New York, NY 10018

Bikur Cholim

2833 Smith Avenue
Apt #242, Pikesville, MD 21208


Ray Sylvia Stern (nee Caplan), of Baltimore, Maryland, passed away on Thursday, April 15th, 2021 at the age of 87. She is survived by her children, Ted Stern and Susan Stern; and brother, Melvin Caplan. She was predeceased by husband, Guenther Stern; parents, Arthur and Rose Caplan.

A Virtual Funeral will be held on Friday, April 16th, 2021 at 9:30am ( Please press the view webcast button above to view the service. Interment at the Chevra Ahavas Chesed Cemetery. Please omit flowers. Contributions in her memory may be sent to Amit Children, 49 W. 37th Street, 5th Floor, New York, New York 10018 or Bikur Cholim of Baltimore, 2833 Smith Ave, Apt #242. Baltimore, Maryland 21209. The family will be in mourning at (The Elmont) 6317 Park Heights Ave, Unit # 204, Baltimore, Maryland 21215. For additional information and hours of shiva visitation please text RT at 410-429-0040.
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Michael Feltz

Posted at 10:51am

Please receive my condolences as you are mourning the loss of your mom;

From the pictures, I gather she was a very sweet and kind lady...I only wish we had the opportunity to meet in person; Please know that I have you and your family in my thoughts during this time, and I wish you peace and contentment in the days ahead.


Brian Caplan

Posted at 04:42pm
There is nobody like Ray Stern. The sweetest, funnest, most normal person who made everybody feel like close family. To watch her and Susan interact was the most entertaining and heartwarming experience. May she and Gunther enjoy being together for eternity.


Posted at 11:26am
To Susan and Ted condolences and stay strong as that’s what mama would want from you both. She is a treasure now. She is at rest now, no more pain.


Posted at 11:22am
Mama aka bubbie, Mamacita, my queen, beautiful lady just a few names I call you. I was your care giver and you said Candy you are more than a care giver to me you are my youngest daughter and one of my best friends. The memories shared with you is unforgettable, the bond we created was unbreakabke, I was unable to say goodbye because you would not let me. I will forever love you and you will always be in my heart. Fly high my guardian angel ❤️❤️❤️❤️😭

Andrea Lavine

Posted at 10:41am
Since High School I have always been certain the woman who raised Susan must be an angel and an incredible roll model. It was not until the last 10 years or so I really got to know "Mama". May we all channel the lessons we learned from this Aishet Chayil to make this world a better place, build community, and create an environment deserving of Moshiach - I will look for you there!!
Ha'Makom Yinachem EtChem B'toch Sha'arei Aveilei Tzion V'Yerushalayim

Chaim and Lisa Schecter

Posted at 08:57am
We have such warm memories of your mother’s smile and warmth. Always greeting us as if we were close family.
We are so sorry for your loss. May her memory be for a blessing

Linda Howard

Posted at 08:28am
Susan and Family

I am so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. She was so full of life and always had a smile on her face. She was very kind, offering "goodies" to everyone. May her memory be for a blessing.
Linda Howard

Gary Seidman

Posted at 07:35am
Susan and Family,
The Board Of Directors, The Condo Owners, and The Employees of The Elmont Condominiums were so sorry to hear the loss of our long time Condo owner, Ray Stern. We send our condolences to your whole family.
Gary Seidman
President of The Elmont Condominiums

Holly martin

Posted at 04:06am
I was momma’s caregiver for about a year.she was the most sweetest caring person I know.I loved going into work everyday seeing her.I loved listening to her life stories and when she use to teach and how much she loved doing that.we always had a good time know matter what we were doing.we shared so many good laughs and memories together. She really means a lot to me ,and I am so grateful to have had a chance to know her. I’m really going to miss her. I love you momma!❤️

Elise zakroff73 Zakroff

Posted at 12:57am
Our families crossed thru our Father's shared work doing Chesed shel Emmes The Chevra Kaddisha of Baltimore among many other projects.Ma S tern was always warm and welcoming to all and included everyone in whatever she was doing. our most special memories were with her and Susan on Pesach at pearlstone .Especially Bingo! And just any time we saw her in Baltimore on our visits from Denver ,She was one of those people you could pick up where you left off. And you always learned lessons of life from her and always a good laugh.She will be truly missed.

Jill Eisenberg

Posted at 06:43pm
Mrs. Stern was my first grade teacher at Scott Branch Elementary. I remember her very fondly. I remember eating dinner at her house one night . I also remember she would walk by my house in Scott’s Hills and I would be so excited to see her outside of school. She will be missed by all that knew her.

Marcia & Steve Greenfield

Posted at 06:37pm
We adored both your parents. They both volunteered for us for many years when I worked at Jewish Family Services. They helped in the Kosher Food Pantry, among other things in the office. Steve and I hope your memories of better times will comfort you. Baruch Dayen Haemet.

Rick & Sonia

Posted at 04:22pm
Our hearts are heavy with Ma Stern’s passing. We are glad we had a chance to spend some quality time with Ma Stern, reminiscing and sharing smiles and laughs. A lot of fond memories with the family over the years. She will be greatly missed!

Dorie Horwitz

Posted at 03:15pm
Mrs. Stern showered everyone around her with so much love! She was so warm, empathetic and truly kind. I admired how she loved life and having fun as well! It was remarkable to see her and Susan together making eachother laugh. It was a delight to be around her. She will be so missed by everyone. May her memory be a blessing

Iris Eisenberg

Posted at 03:06pm
Mrs. Stern was my first grade teacher at Scotts Branch Elementary and one of my favorite teachers. I know she was a favorite teacher of many. Remember all the good times you celebrated with her during this difficult time.

Ken & Eileen Creeger

Posted at 12:32pm
Baruch Dayan HaEmet. Such a lovely lady and a great friend of the family. May her memory be for a blessing.

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