In Remembrance of Simon H. Goldstein
Simon H. GoldsteinScranton, PA June 17, 1979 ~ December 26, 2014 Date of Service: December 29, 2014
Simon H. Goldstein, 35, died suddenly Friday afternoon in Scranton.
Born in Montreal, Canada, he was the son of Dr. Erroll Goldstein, Clarks Summit, and Marian Goldstein-Beckhorn, Scranton. He was also the stepson of Nettie Goldstein and Gary Beckhorn.
Simon was a 1997 graduate of Abington Heights High School, where he was inducted into the National Honor Society. He then earned his bachelor's degree in business from Penn State University. He was most recently employed as a counselor at Scranton Counseling Center. Previously, he was a sales associate of Ball Brokerage for Harris Cutler.
Simon will be remembered as a kind and considerate man who always put others' needs before his own, organizing food and clothing drives for the less fortunate.
A devoted son, brother and grandson, he will be dearly missed by all, especially his sister, Alana, whom he cherished. Simon will also long be remembered as a brilliant young man with great humor and wit.
Also surviving are his sister, Alana Goldstein, Clarks Summit; his paternal grandmother, Ruth Goldstein, Clarks Summit; stepsiblings, Brian Beckhorn and wife, Michelle, Lake Ariel; Keri Heimbaugh and husband, Jan, State College, Pa.; and James and Thomas Glattly, Houston, Texas; as well as aunts, uncles and cousins from Montreal and Toronto, Canada, Washington, D.C., and Tucson, Ariz.
The funeral will be Monday at 1 p.m. in the Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home Inc., 318 E. Drinker St., Dunmore, with services by Rabbi Moshe Saks and Cantor Vladimir Aronzon. Interment will be in Temple Israel Cemetery, Dunmore.
The family will receive friends in the funeral home from noon until the time of the service.Shiva will be observed at the residence of Marian and Gary Beckhorn, 202 Watres Drive, Scranton, Monday from 7 to 9 p.m.; Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.; Friday from 1 to 3 p.m. and Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m.
Contributions in Simon's memory may be made to Temple Israel Sisterhood, 918 E. Gibson St., Scranton, PA 18510, or to the donor's favorite charity.