OKEECHOBEE - Arthur Goldstein passed away Friday, Sept. 13, 2013, at Indian River Medical Center in Vero Beach, Fla. He was born July 8, 1923, in the Bronx, New York. In 1945, he married the late Catherine Louise Brock of Cottondale, Fla. Arthur served in the Army Air Corps during World War II. He received his Bachelor's degree in Agriculture from Oklahoma A&M and a Master's degree in Horticulture from the University of Florida. He retired as National Director of Potato Purchasing for Frito-Lay in 1984. During his career, he was an active member of national potato chip and snack food industry organizations. As a recognized expert in the area of potatoes, he served on US Secretary of Agriculture Advisory committees under Orville Freeman and Earl Butz. After his retirement, he and his wife moved to Okeechobee, Fla., where they resided for the past twenty years. Arthur is survived by his sons, Alan (Anne) Goldstein of Okeechobee, Lee and Troy Goldstein, both of Houston, Texas; a sister, Arlene Sicherman of Forest Hills, N.Y.; brother-in-law, Billy Ray Brock of Cottondale, Fla.; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. There will be no services at this time. Donations in Arthur's name may be made to the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, 2222 Welborn St., Dallas, TX 75219 or online at www.tsrhc.org All arrangements are under the care of Matthew and Paul Buxton of Buxton-Seawinds Funeral Home and Crematory, 3833 SE 18th Terr., Okeechobee, Fla. Friends may leave condolences at www.buxtonseawinds.com
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Published in NewsZapFL on Sept. 18, 2013