Goldstein, Leonard "Buddy"
Mar 18, 1921 - Jan 6, 2012
Beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and friend. Buddy will be remembered for his kindness, benevolence, and social activism that touched individuals across the globe. A child of immigrants, Buddy served as an officer in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II and then ran his family business, Capitol Rent-A-Truck, in Omaha. In partnership with Shirley, his wife of nearly 70 years, Buddy was committed to addressing human rights issues, including those concerning Jews in the former Soviet Union and their subsequent resettlement in Omaha and across the country. Buddy was a philanthropist and civic leader. He established the New Frontiers in Transplant Medicine Fund at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and the Shirley and Leonard Goldstein Lecture on Human Rights at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Most recently, he was named Humanitarian of the Year by the Jewish Federation of Omaha. He is survived by his wife, Shirley Goldstein; son, Donald Goldstein; daughters, Gail (Phil) Raznick, Boulder, CO, and Kathy Helm; 6 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; and many close friends.
MEMORIAL SERVICE Monday at 10:30 am at Beth El Synagogue, 14506 California St. Private Interment, Beth El Cemetery. Memorials to: The Jewish Federation of Omaha Foundation, 333 S. 132nd Street, Omaha 68154; the University of Nebraska Foundation-Goldstein Human Rights Lecture, 2285 South 67th Street, Omaha 68106; or the charity of your choice
To plant trees in memory, please visit our Sympathy Store
Published by Omaha World-Herald from Jan. 8 to Jan. 9, 2012.