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Herbert GOLDSTEIN


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Herbert GOLDSTEIN Obituary
GOLDSTEIN, Herbert Herbert S. Goldstein, age 93, of Marietta, died, November 28, 2017 (10 Kislev, 5778). He was born December 1, 1923 in Marietta, Georgia. He went to Keith Elementary School, then Waterman Elementary School, and graduated from Marietta High School in 1943. He grew up in the family clothing business. In 1938, at age 15, he opened his first store at 15 East Park Square, Marietta, Georgia. After school, Herbert operated his store until it merged with his father's store in 1941. In 1946, upon returning from service in World War II, he took over the business. He also traveled over Georgia and Copper Hill, Tennessee wholesaling general merchandise to other stores with his brother, Joe. During the war, he served for 33 months in the Seabees 113th Battalion Company C Platoon 5. He married Mary Ellen Stewart of Statesboro, Georgia on January 31, 1954 at Ahavath Achim Synagogue on 10th Street in Atlanta Georgia. In 1953, he focused the family business and renamed it Goldstein's Men's and Boy's Shop. It was incorporated in 1960. While in the retail business, he also invested in real estate, buying his first property around 1946. He is a large holder of property in downtown Marietta and has renovated many buildings. Herbert last closed the family retail operation January, 2006. He also enjoyed traveling (taking the family on annual cruises starting in 1999), helping businesses around the square, and spending time with his eight grandchildren and six great grandchildren. He was a Mason and a Shriner. He is a lifelong active member of Ahavath Achim Synagogue. Herbert was preceded in death by his parents, Philip and Rose Goldstein; brothers: William Goldstein (wife, Betty) and Joseph Goldstein (wife, Francis); sisters: Dorothy Goldstein (husband, Joe), Sara Taitz (husband, Manny). He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Mary; his daughters: Susan Goldstein and Paula Goldstein Shea; his sons: Jacob Goldstein and Philip M. Goldstein and Philip's wife, Elise; eight grandchildren: Rachel Dodd (husband Eric), Joshua Avren (wife Meredith), Jonathan Avren, Nathan Shea (wife Sonja), Daniel Shea, Joseph Goldstein, David Goldstein, and Matthew Goldstein; and six great-grandchildren Amber Brooks, Donovan Brooks ,Brooklyn Avren, Deacon Avren, Avren Dodd, and William Dodd; his sister, Eleanor Cohen and many nieces and nephews. Sign online guest book at www.edressler.com. Memorial donations may be made to the Ahavath Achim Synagogue Birthday Breakfast fund, to the Dementia and/or . Graveside services will be held Thursday, November 30, 2017 at 11:00 am at Greenwood Cemetery with Rabbi Neil Sandler officiating. Arrangements by Dressler's Jewish Funeral Care, Atlanta (770) 451-4999.
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution from Nov. 29 to Nov. 30, 2017
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