Richard Schreibstein

Richard Barry Schreibstein

May 7, 1949 - October 1, 2020
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    Monday, October 5th, 2020 | 11:00am
    Monday, October 5th, 2020 11:00am
    Virtual Funeral
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Donations are being accepted for:
American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science

633 Third Avenue, 20th Floor
, New York, NY 10017


On Thursday, October 1, at his home and surrounded by his loving family, Richard Barry Schreibstein peacefully passed away. He is survived by his beloved wife, Janet (nee Korb); his adoring children Melissa (Eve) Schreibstein and Michael (Sara) Schreibstein; and his dear siblings, Scott H. (Christine) Schreibstein and Stacey C. (Shane) Paxman. He was dedicated to his family and loved being with people, especially his Janet, his wife of 48 years. Richard was known as a man of integrity, style, wisdom, and humor, a true mensch. A number of organizations benefited from his time and his leadership. An attorney, his clients appreciated his commitment, skill, and caring. His presence and his goodness will be missed by many.

A virtual funeral service will be held on Monday, October 5, 2020 at 11am. Please omit flowers. Contributions in his memory may be sent to the American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science, 633 Third Avenue, 20th Floor, New York, NY 10017.
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Lee Craig

Posted at 12:33pm
Richard was my first boss after law school, 35 years ago. He imparted indispensable rules and habits of legal practice. If he approved of my work, it made me feel wonderful. To this day I still do many things just as he taught me, and repeat things he said. Most of all I remember the twinkle in Richard's eye and his sense of humor. I offer my condolences to his family.

Wallace Kleid

Posted at 10:32am
With condolences to the family, Richard and I practiced together in Towson a long time ago. He was a lawyer's lawyer. I am better for his acquaintance. May his memory be for a blessing

Barbara Helm Fox

Posted at 03:08pm
I am so very sorry for your loss. Richard was a wonderful man, and my thoughts go out to you and your family. May your memories of him comfort you during this difficult time.

Gloria and Mark Rockmore

Posted at 01:46pm
Our Deepest Condolences to all of you on the loss of your dear husband and father. May he rest in peace. You are all in our prayers and thoughts. The Rockmore Family

Lorraine Fedder

Posted at 05:55pm
So sorry for your loss.
My thoughts go out to the family during this difficult time.
Lorraine Fedder

Nicole Cestola

Posted at 02:34pm
You are such a beautiful family. I could immediately feel your love when in your presence and I know Richard was such a big part of that. Richard's memory makes me smile, all of his funny jokes, his humor and wit. I miss him already. My deepest condolences to the Schreibstein Family.

Terri K Lewis

Posted at 12:23pm
Dear Janet, Melissa and Michael:
What a special memorial service for a very special person. We are humbled and honored to have known Richard. We so enjoyed all the times we've been together with you both, Janet. His legacy is carried on by his loving family. What a beautiful day for a beautiful soul.
Our love,
Terri & Frank

Andrea Zeises

Posted at 12:23pm
Dear Janet, Melissa and Michael
We are so saddened of the passing of our cousin Richard. Our hearts go out to you. Last summer when our children had an accidental meeting in Margate, which led to long conversation with cousin Richard. He told us he was so proud of his family and the trips he had planned. My mother Irene Staller who is living in a nearby retirement home, also sends her condolences and told me Richard was such a nice “boy” and Janet is the sweetest girl. We are so sorry for you loss.
Cousins Andi and Rich Zeises and Irene Staller


Gayle Goldstein

Posted at 12:22pm
I was so sad to hear of Richard's passing. Although I did not know him as well as most who wrote here, we enjoyed bonding over his love of art and the pride he took in his art collection. Richard was fun to talk to, personable and always shared about trips with Janet and what was going on with his family. Seeing these photos makes me sorry I did not know him even better; some of them are hilarious. He was one of my favorite clients, and I looked forward to hearing from him. I know he took a great deal of pride on all that he did for his family. May his memory be a blessing.

Barbara and Paul Silberman

Posted at 12:16pm
Dear Janet, Melissa and Michael,
The Funeral Service was a tribute to all of the special qualities Richard had. We will always remember his sense of humor, his warmth, and the fun of being together with him. Barbara remembers talks about Judaism and talking about how many people from different religiions prayed for his recovery when he was first diagnosed. Paul remembers our annual pilgrimage to Las Vegas and the cruises we took together. The Funeral Service: Michael's adoration of his hero, Melissa's "Love you take is equal to the Love you make", and the rabbi's reference to that twinkle in Richard's eyes will always be a warm memory for us.
With Love, Barbara and Paul Silberman

Randal Gold

Posted at 11:10am
Dear Janet
Debbe and I send our prayers to you and your family.... We were so glad to see you and Richard at Allison’s wedding..... may he Rest In Peace and know that we will always remember the good times when we were together ...We still talk about the time we had our cousin get together at your home!!!

Ellen and Sheldon Pelovitz

Posted at 11:05am
Dear Janet, Melissa, Eve, Mike, Sara,

We are thinking of you with love and sympathy. May your many beautiful memories of Richard (Dad) be blessings and give comfort to all of you.

Stacey and Rebecca Haid

Posted at 11:03am
Dear Janet, Melissa and Mike,
We're so incredibly sorry for your loss, our loss. Richard was a warm, loving, wonderful man and it was an honor and a pleasure to know him. Sending love, peace and blessings from our family to yours xx

Karena and John

Posted at 09:32am
Dear Janet, Melissa and Mike,
We are so very sorry for your loss. Melissa and Mike, your father was always so full of love and pride for you both; I hope you will always remember and feel that love. Janet, we pray the love of 48 years together will continue to hold you in a warm embrace. Sending all our love and heartfelt condolences,, Karena and John

Shelley and Mark Stein

Posted at 04:02pm
Dear Janet, Michael, and Melissa,
We are deeply saddened by the passing of Cousin Richard. Loved ones never truly leave us; they remain in our hearts forever. We are sorry that we cannot attend Cousin Richard's funeral, but we wanted to share our heartfelt condolences.


Peter and Sharon Gelbwaks

Posted at 03:10pm
Dearest Janet,

Sharon and I are reading your email this evening with broken hearts .

We hope and pray that as you go through this period of grieving and deep sorrow, you know just how much Richard loved you, and that he only had the sweetest and most caring words to share with us whenever he was talking to us about you.

Our biggest regret is that we didn’t get to meet and know him until just a short 12 years ago when we met in Jerusalem at the Weizmann Institute of Science meeting that first night !

We somehow discovered we were long lost cousins, and from that moment on we always felt it was truly a bashert experience, as we had so very much in common.

We will always hold his memory dear to our hearts.

Please know you will be in our deepest prayers and the wonderful memories of our precious times together will remain with us forever.

With deep love and affection,

Peter and Sharon

Roslyn Newman

Posted at 01:12pm
I will always think of you, Richard, as my little cousin, but really more like a little brother when we were kids. All our Friday nights at Baube’s, sleepovers and storytelling times bring back such sweet memories that I will always cherish. You grew up to be a wonderful caring man whose love of family burned brightly.
You were loved by many and will be missed by all who knew you.
Rest In peace.
Cousin Roz

Paul McCauley, MD

Posted at 10:20am
Janet- So sorry to hear that you lost your husband. I hope you find comfort in many wonderful memories of your 48 years of marriage together.

Robyn Gold

Posted at 09:50pm
I met Richard (and Janet) on our first Jewish Federation of Howard County mission trip to Israel in 2012. He and Janet sat in front of my husband, Jeff, and I on the bus for the almost 2 weeks we were there. I will never forget when our flights were cancelled due to Hurricane Sandy and we weren't sure how/when we would be able to return home. I recall Richard calling his son, Michael, on his cellphone on the bus letting him know and checking in to how things were doing at home. His endearing, loving, concerned conversation (meant to be private, but I was within ear's reach) so touched my heart and made me realize what an extraordinary man he was. I didn't know Richard well at the time, but I knew in my heart's heart that he was a person to get to know. I am forever grateful for our friendship and for the second trip to Israel that we shared together in addition to dinners out together for happy occasions. Rest in Peace dear friend.

Marsha and Louis Greenfeld

Posted at 04:51pm
We are so sorry to hear this sad news. Our thoughts and best wishes are with you all.

Ronald Kline

Posted at 01:52pm
Richard and I were friends for 50 years. He was a very special guy. So sorry for your loss Janet and kids. See you down the road Richard

Sandy Cederbaum

Posted at 11:53am
My deepest sympathy to Janet and family. May his memory be a blessing.

Gayle and Steve Becker

Posted at 07:49am
Dear Janet and Family,
We are truly sorry for your loss. Richard was a great guy.

Bob Schaftel

Posted at 04:13pm
Long ago,Richard helped me.....May he rest in peace.

Howard Kurman

Posted at 02:21pm
I send my most sincere sympathies to the entire Schreibstein family on this profound loss. Professionally and personally I thoroughly enjoyed my association with Richard at our law firm, and he was a "lawyer's lawyer" in serving his beloved clients in a dedicated and service-first manner. He will long be remembered with great fondness by all of the lawyers at Offit Kurman. May he rest in perpetual peace.

Nancy Surosky

Posted at 10:40am
Janet, Melissa, Eve, Michael, and Sara
I am grateful to have had the chance to spend time with Richard and your family on many family special occasions in the last few years. I found him to be smart, funny, witty, and kind and he will be greatly missed by all. You are all in my thoughts, heart, and prayers.

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