Lester A. Goldstein

LESTER A. GOLDSTEIN, 91 Lester A. Goldstein, 91, died October 26, 2013. He was a retired financial advisor. The definition of the word "Mensch" in the dictionary is, "a person of integrity and honor". If there were a picture next to it, it would belong to Lester. Lester enjoyed cheese cake, white zinfandel and Hawaiian chicken from Michael's Diner. He adored his grandchildren Becky, Steve, Amanda and Tim and even though he got them confused in later years he knew they belonged to him. His great grandson, Caleb was a source of great joy and pinching Caleb's cheeks was a favorite pastime. Lester made friends everywhere he went and most knew him as Pop. He was smart and funny and loved children. He danced at family functions and enjoyed the Naval Air Station in Wildwood, NJ, several times. He delighted in eating just about anything and was heard to say, "The trouble with buffets are that the portions are too big". When his doctor restricted his diet he said, "I need a new doctor!" Lester had an incredible amount of patience, especially when he moved in with his daughter. But no matter what the dilemma he would always reassure with, "Don't worry, we will figure this out. There has to be a way." Words that that his daughter has passed on to her children. He was loved like nobody's business and he will be missed terribly. May his noshes be endless and his wine glass always full. Lester is predeceased by his parents, Morris and Minnie (Sobel) Goldstein, Manhatten, NY; a wife, Ruth (Kasen) Goldstein, Glenside, PA, and wife, Leona (Snyder) Goldstein, Glenside, PA. He is survived by his daughter Elissa G. and her husband Stephen M. Pinkerton, Sr. of Douglassville, PA; his son Charles A. Goldstein of Newtown, PA; granddaughter Rebecca A. Pinkerton, Douglassville; grandson, Stephen M. Pinkerton Jr., Glenside, PA; granddaughter Amanda M. (Pinkerton) Crespo wife of Cpt. Jose L. Crespo, USAF, Hampton, VA, Timothy R. Pinkerton, Birdsboro, PA, and great-grandson, Caleb Aaron Crespo, Hampton, VA. Funeral Services were held on Sunday, Oct. 27, in Philadelphia. Contributions in his memory may be made to the Smile Foundation, 23605 Edgewater Lane, Shell Knob, MO 65747.

Published in The Mercury on Oct. 29, 2013