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David P. Goldstein

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David P. Goldstein Obituary
December 13, 1931 - June 1, 2017 Dave Goldstein, age 85, died in a one-car crash on Interstate 96 on Thursday, June 1, 2017, while visiting his beloved University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Born December 13, 1931, he is survived by his wife, Judy Anderson, two daughters: Deborah (Debbi) Goldstein of Minneapolis and Beth (Buff) McKinley and her spouse, John McKinley, of Aptos, CA; two grandchildren: A.J. McKinley and Kendra McKinley, both of San Francisco, and many loving nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Rose Solomon Goldstein and Dr. Henry Goldstein; his sister, Eudys Fishman and her husband George Fishman, and Mariamne (Mimi) Lebeson Goldstein, the mother of his children. Dave was born and raised in Buffalo, where he attended Bennett High before enrolling at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. After graduation in 1953, he spent two years in the Army, ending up as an Instructor in the Infantry School at Fort Benning, GA. Released from the Army in 1956, he took a job in Chicago as a manager in a preserve and jelly manufacturing company. Two years later, Dave was hired as the head of a company that made phonograph record albums in New York. The next year, the parent record company, Pickwick International, hired Dave as director of operations for the entire corporation. He held this job for 20 years and was promoted to vice president about midway through that term. When Pickwick moved to Minneapolis in 1979, Dave stayed behind and took an offer from a company in Westchester County, New York, that made audio tape recordings, a new direction for the recorded music world. After almost two years, Dave migrated into the even newer world of home entertainment, namely, home video. He joined a new company, MGM/CBS Home Video, which released material from current as well as historical sources to this new world. It was an exciting time in the home entertainment business as director of administration and operations; Dave was in the center of it all. It wasn't long before his presence was requested in Los Angeles and this time, he answered the call and became director of administration and operations for the new company called CBS/FOX Home Video. He was promoted to vice president and then senior vice president of Fox Video, now responsible not only for operations and administration, but also the new world of highest quality video material, Laser Disc. In this latter position, he had the opportunity to work directly with many of the great names of the movie industry such as Robert Wise, James Cameron, Mel Brooks, Julie Andrews, and others who were devoted to seeing their works presented in the best possible manner and medium. Dave retired from Fox Video in 1997 and moved to Corrales, NM, from which he and Judy traveled to both domestic and international locations, enjoyed festive occasions with many friends and relatives, and where he satisfied a lifelong yearning to Play More Golf. There will be no formal services and the body will be cremated.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from June 15 to June 18, 2017
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