Stephen Karl Goldstein, 74, died peacefully August 25, at the Rutland Medical Center in Rutland, Vermont after a brief illness. Born in Rochester, New York on January 9, 1939 to the late Armand K. and Phyllis E. Goldstein, he was a graduate of Brighton High School and the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration. He served in the United States Coast Guard. After college Goldstein managed the Downtowner Motor Inn in Rochester, NY. He later was employed by Pillsbury's Burger King Unit, becoming a Regional Director. He and a partner subsequently became franchisees and successfully owned and operated several stores in the Anne Arundel County-Annapolis-Eastern Shore Region. While living in the Annapolis area, he was a member of the Annapolis Rotary Club, assisting with the club's annual crab feast and many other service events. He was an avid sailor and member of the Annapolis Yacht Club, enjoying both cruising with his family on his 35-foot sailboat and racing in many local regattas on the Chesapeake Bay as well as off shore races, including the Annapolis-Bermuda Race. As a private pilot, he flew his Cessna P-210 out of Lee Airport in Edgewater and BWI in Baltimore to both domestic and European destinations. Goldstein and his wife Barbara moved to Killington, Vermont in 1988. As a life-long skier, he became a respected ski and snowboard instructor at the Killington Ski Resort for over twenty years. In the past year, he began golfing with an equal passion. He was involved with the Killington-Pico Rotary Club, serving a term as President. For several years he was Chairman of the Club's Inbound Student Youth Exchange Program for his District, which included Southern Vermont and New Hampshire. He and his wife hosted ten exchange students over the years and enjoyed visiting those students in their home countries. Goldstein is survived by his wife of 34 years, Barbara of Killington, VT; daughter, Lois Goldstein, Annapolis; son, Karl Goldstein (Ro), Voorhees, NJ; stepson, Nicholas Schlegel (Michelle), Fruitland; five grandchildren, Lauren Tanman, Alex Tanman, Jared Goldstein, Ryan Schlegel, Nicole Schlegel; and two sisters, Randi G. Ferguson (James), Estero, FL, and Nancy C. Dornic (Alain), Nice, France. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are by Clifford Funeral Home, Rutland, Vermont. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the Killington-Pico Rotary Club, P.O. Box 146, Killington, Vermont 05751.
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Published in The Capital on Sept. 12, 2013