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William, formerly of Ridgewood, died on Saturday, April 6, in Mt Pleasant, SC, after a long battle with vascular disease. He was 84. Bill was a founder of Project Smile for disabled children, the Ridgewood Tennis Association and the Ridgewood Wildscape Association. Bill was born on August 29, 1928, in Brooklyn, NY, to Julius Weinstein and Sara Weinstein (nee Rovner), immigrants from Kowel, Poland. After his mother's death, his unemployed and infirm father put Bill in the Hebrew National Orphan Home in Yonkers, NY. At Brooklyn College, Bill became a champion intercollegiate wrestler with an undefeated three-year record. He served in the US Army Counter Intelligence Corps during the Korean War, and in 1954 began a 55-year career as a chartered life underwriter for New York Life. Since 2001 he lived in Charleston, SC. Bill is survived by his wife Jennifer Walker Weinstein of Charleston; son Andrew of Brooklyn, and daughters Carrie of West Milford, NJ, and Liana of Queens, NY, all from a previous marriage with Diane DuBreuil Hiller; brother Albert Weinstein of Del Ray Beach, Fl,; sister Grace Sinden of Princeton, NJ; and grandchildren Maya and Ari. For details about a planned memorial event, email email@example.com.
Published in The Record/Herald News on Apr. 14, 2013