Mrs. Stein was born in Brooklyn, New York. She graduated from Abraham Lincoln High School. In 1946 she married Leo Stein and they moved to Tucson. In addition to raising three sons, Mrs. Stein served as a volunteer at Tucson Medical Center, the Beacon Foundation, and Handmaker. In 1971, she began work as a cashier at the Associated Students of the University of Arizona Bookstore, where she was an employee for over 35 years, retiring at age 80.
Mrs. Stein was predeceased by her husband, Leo; daughter-in-law Linda Manuel Stein; and her brothers and sister.
Survivors include her sons, Alan (Terry Holpert) of Cardiff-by-the Sea, California, and William and Kenneth (Nancy Russert), both of Redondo Beach, California; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Graveside services were held at Evergreen Cemetery in the Congregation Anshei Israel section, with cantorial soloist Nichele Chorny officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Ann Stein Scholarship for UA Bookstore Employees at the UA Foundation, 1111 N. Cherry Ave. P.O. Box 210109, Tucson, AZ 85721-0109, or Congregation Anshei Israel, 5550 E. Fifth St., Tucson, AZ 85711.