Albert Goldstein, Ph. D.
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AGE: 85 • Tinton Falls
Albert Goldstein, Ph.D. passed away at his home on February 1, 2014. By his side was his life's companion and his greatest love, Barbara, as well as his children.
He was born in NY to William and Francis Goldstein. He and his sister Doris were raised in Plainfield, N.J. He married Bobbie 61 years ago and have lived in Tinton Falls (formerly New Shrewsbury) for the past 58 years. Better known as Al, he always had a smile for friends and strangers alike and would go out of his way to help others. He had a wonderful memory, was an avid reader, enjoyed worldwide travel and could converse on almost any topic. Al was inseparable from his camera during their travels and everyone had the opportunity to enjoy their adventures thru the photos that he loved to take. He was a member of the Monmouth County Photography Club, the Guild of Creative Art, exhibited at the Monmouth Festival of the Arts, and had donated many photographs to brighten areas of Riverview Medical Center and Jersey Shore Medical Center.
Al and Bobbie raised a wonderful family of four. He enjoyed family camping trips, tennis, squash and golf. An Eagle Scout himself, he served as scoutmaster of Troop 120 (New Shrewsbury) and was proud that both of his sons and a grandson also attained the status of Eagle Scout. He was a founding member and Chairman of the first building committee of Monmouth Reform Temple, Tinton Falls. He was a two-term President of the congregation, remained active during the 42 years of the Monmouth Festival of the Arts and whenever and wherever he was needed. He was always supportive of the diverse interests and activities his wife, children and grandchildren.
Dr. Albert Goldstein had been a consulting chemist for the past 43 years and continued to be active in his field until his death. He was a graduate of Rutgers University with a B.S. and Cornell University with a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry. He worked for 5 small chemical firms prior to establishing his own consulting practice, Venture Chemical, in 1971. He held 18 US patents, numerous foreign patents and authored a number of scientific articles and technical papers. He was the technical part of a 4 man team which succeeded in developing the first powder-free surgical glove, which is marketed as BIOGEL and are used extensively worldwide.
Al is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Barbara Straus Goldstein; 2 sons, Daniel Goldstein of Palm Beach Gardens, FL and Robert Goldstein & his wife Julie of Califon, NJ; 2 daughters, Audrey Goldstein of Tucson, AZ and Janet Goldstein Walling & her husband James of Aberdeen, NJ, 5 grandchildren Caryn Goldstein, Jason Goldstein. Austin Goldstein, Nichole & Tyler Walling, and his sister Doris Goldstein Ostroff of Greenbrook, NJ. He is leaving behind a loving family and dear friends rich with fond memories and having been blessed by his warmth and charm.
Funeral Services will be held at Monmouth Reform Temple, 335 Hance Ave., Tinton Falls, NJ at 1:30 pm on Sunday, Feb. 2. Shiva will be held at the Goldstein home, 87 Glenwood Dr., Tinton Falls on Sunday at 7:30 pm and visitation on Monday and Tuesday 2-4 and 6:30—8. In lieu of flowers donations should be sent to The Food Bank of Monmouth & Ocean Co.
Bloomfield-Cooper Jewish Chapels, Ocean Twp. is in charge of arrangements.
Published in Asbury Park Press on Feb. 2, 2014