Lee Goldstein, shore board com­mis­sioner, dies

Palm Beach Daily News - - TODAY -

Lee Goldstein, of Palm Beach, a com­mis­sioner on the town’s Shore Pro­tec­tion Board, died Sun­day, Oct. 1, 2017. He was 80.

Mr. Goldstein was born in Bos­ton and grew up in New­ton, Mass., grad­u­at­ing from New­ton High School.

He grad­u­ated from Bran­deis Univer­sity in 1959 and re­ceived his MBA from Bab­son Col­lege in 1961. He then vol­un­teered for the U.S. Air Force.

He and wife Ida raised their fam­ily in Sud­bury, Mass., and later lived and worked in the Vir­ginia Beach, Va., area be­fore re­tir­ing to Palm Beach.

Mr. Goldstein was founder and pres­i­dent of Vir­ginia De­sign Pack­ag­ing Corp.. As a mem­ber of the So­ci­ety of the Plas­tic In­dus­try, he was in­stru­men­tal in cre­at­ing and im­ple­ment­ing the re­cy­cling sym­bols that are now seen on plas­tic pack­ag­ing through­out the world.

Mr. Goldstein was a co-founder and of­fi­cer of Con­gre­ga­tion B’nai To­rah of Sud­bury, and he was pres­i­dent of the Ass­a­bet Val­ley Youth Hockey As­so­ci­a­tion.

He was for­mer chair­man of the Ci­ti­zens’ As­so­ci­a­tion of Palm Beach, and a board mem­ber of the Is­rael Can­cer As­so­ci­a­tion, MorseLife, Banyan Golf Club of West Palm Beach and the Oa­sis Con­do­minium As­so­ci­a­tion. Mr. Goldstein also was ac­tive in Palm Beach Crime Watch and the South Florida Science Cen­ter and Aquar­ium.

In ad­di­tion to his wife of 56 years, he is sur­vived by two sons, Larry and wife Jennifer Goldstein, and David and wife Noon Goldstein; and a daugh­ter, Lisa Deit­el­baum; and five grand­chil­dren, Jack Goldstein, Kress Goldstein, Max Goldstein, Raquel Goldstein and Zoe Deit­el­baum.

Memo­rial do­na­tions may be made to: South Florida Science Cen­ter and Aquar­ium, 4801 Dreyer Trail North, West Palm Beach, FL 33405, or on­line at sf­science­cen­ter. org; and TASIS Foun­da­tion Inc., Dorado School, 11 Carr 693, Dorado, Puerto Rico 00646, or on­line at dorado.tasis.com.

A memo­rial ser­vice to honor Mr. Goldstein’s life will be held at a fu­ture date.

River­side-Stanet­sky Memo­rial Chapels in Del­ray Beach is han­dling ar­range­ments.

Mr. Goldstein

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