In Loving Memory of Sheldon W. Goldstein

Sheldon W. Goldstein

Sheldon W. Goldstein

Scranton, PA March 17, 1923 ~ April 16, 2017 Date of Service: April 19, 2017

Sheldon W. Goldstein, 94, a resident of Elan Gardens and Scranton, died Sunday evening in Regional Hospital of Scranton. His wife, the former Leona Kessler, died in 2005.

Born in Scranton, son of the late Perry and Beatrice Kleinberger Goldstein, he was a graduate of Scranton Central High School and attended the Wharton School. Sheldon was an Army Air Force veteran, having served during World War II in the European theater of operations. For many years, he operated Perry's Hardware on Adams Avenue in Scranton, and thereafter was a manager for the Community Bake Shop before his retirement. He was a member of both Temple Israel of Dunmore and Temple Israel of Scranton. Additionally, he was a member of the Jewish Community Center and its Senior Adult Club, and was a longtime member of and served as a past commander of the Sandy Weisberger-Leon Kaplan Jewish War Veterans Post No. 165, as well as past president of Jewish Family Services.

Surviving are his sons, Richard Goldstein, Marlboro, N.J.; and Gary Goldstein, Chester Springs; grandchildren, Seth Goldstein, Mark Goldstein and wife, Jamie; his sister, Faye Glick and husband, Jack, of Harrisburg; nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by his daughters-in-law, Cathy Goldstein and Paula Goldstein; and his sister, Phyllis Greenland.

The funeral will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home Inc., 318 E. Drinker St., Dunmore, with services by Cantor Vladimir Aronzon. Interment to follow in Dalton Jewish Cemetery. Friends may call Wednesday from 10 until the time of service.

Friends will be received during shiva Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m.; Thursday from 10 a.m. to noon and 2 to 4 p.m.; and Friday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Jewish Home, 1101 Vine St., Scranton.

Memorial contributions may be made to ALS Associations Greater Philadelphia Chapter, 321 Norristown Road No. 260, Ambler, PA 19002; or to the donor's favorite charity.

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Mark Silverberg, Executive Director, Jewish Federation of Northeastern Pennsylvania
Posts: 3
Sheldon Goldstein
Reply #3 on : Sat April 22, 2017, 13:09:33
It was with both shock and sadness that I learned of Sheldon's death. With family and friends in town for the Passover holiday, I failed to check the obituary column of the Scranton Times-Tribune for several days during one of which Sheldon passed away. He was a gentleman in every sense of the word. I will miss his smile and the conversations he always shared with me when we spoke to one another at various events around the community and at the Scranton JCC. I pray he died peacefully with family around him. He was a good man and I will miss him very much. My deepest condolence to his family on their loss.

Al Weinberg
Posts: 3
Reply #2 on : Wed April 19, 2017, 17:17:02
I was honored to know my friend and fellow comrade since I was 5 years old. He was a remarkable man, a great American and a wonderful volunteer for fellow vets. He will truly be missed by all.

Ricky and Gary are the best of the best!

Rest in peace, ole buddy.

Helen Hedglin
Posts: 3
Re: In Loving Memory of Sheldon W. Goldstein
Reply #1 on : Wed April 19, 2017, 12:45:58
I am sorry to hear about Sheldon's passing. He was a wonderful man and I have fond memories of him and your mom. I am honored to have known them both. My condolences to your family.