Lee Goldstein, shore board commissioner, dies
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.