Dentist, activist Gordan Stine dies


Gordan Bernard Stine, a retired dentist and MUSC consultant, died Wednesday. He was 88.

Born Feb. 10, 1924, in Charleston, he was the son of Abe J. Stine and Helen Pinosky Stine. He graduated from the High School of Charleston, College of Charleston and Emory University School of Dentistry. He was a veteran of the Marine Corps, Navy Dental Corps and was a Naval Reservist until 1984. Stine retired from his private dental practice in 1987.

He was a special assistant to MUSC President James Edwards and director of dental continuing education at the university. Stine was also the dental coordinator for the S.C. Area Health Consortium and president of the Charleston Dental Society and the Coastal District Dental Society.

Stine held positions with the College of Charleston Board of Trustees, Charleston Trident Chamber of Commerce, Charleston City and County councils and the Coastal Council of Boy Scouts. He received the Order of the Palmetto from three governors.

He was a member of Congregation Beth Elohim Synagogue, was on the Holocaust Memorial Committee and was past president of the Charleston Jewish Federation.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara Berlinksy Stine, and his sons, Steven M. Stine and Robert J. Stine. A service will be held at 11 a.m. Sunday at Beth Elohim Cemetery (Huguenin Avenue). Arrangements by Stuhr’s Downtown Chapel.