Abraham Albert Stein, 75, a shoemaker in Washington for almost 60 years, died Thursday in a hospital in Ormond Beach, Fla., where he had retired in 1973. He had suffered from a heart ailment.
Mr. Stein was born in Russia and came to the United States when he was an infant. His family settled in Washington, and he began to learn the shoemaker's trade when he was about 15. In time, he opened his own shop and became an expert in orthopedic shoe work.
His last store was Stein's Shoe Repair and Valet at 12th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. He was at that location from the early 1960s until he sold the business and retired. He was a past president of the Washington Shoe Repair Association.
For about 10 years before he moved to Florida, Mr. Stein lived in Churchton, Md., where he often went fishing. After moving to Ormond Beach, he became a member of the Halifax Fishing Club there.
Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth T., and a daughter, Lisa, both of the home in Ormond Beach; three children by a previous marriage that ended in divorce, Raymond Stein and Vivian Feinberg, both of Silver Spring, and Marvin Stein, of Potomac; two brothers, Joseph, of Tucson, Aris., and Victor, of Denver, Colo.; two sisters, Bess Zimmelman and Shirley Hoffman, both of Washington, and five grandchildren.