Obituary: Goldie Weinstein

Obituary: Goldie Weinstein

The Detroit native was half of the dynamic duo behind Harold's Sandwich Shop.

Goldie Tukel Weinstein, 85, of Atlanta died early Monday morning, May 29, 2017.

Born in Detroit in 1931, she was proceeded in death by her husband, Harold Morton Weinstein, and her parents, Helen and Charles Tukel. Goldie was an amazing force of nature: loyal, strong, dedicated, generous to all and possessing a great sense of humor. There was no one else you would ever want to have stand at your side. A graduate of Wayne State University in Detroit, she taught early childhood education in the Detroit and Los Angeles metro-area school systems before meeting Harold at a wedding in Detroit and marrying three months later. Shortly thereafter, they moved to Atlanta, where they single-handedly changed the nature of eating lunch in the central business district of downtown Atlanta. She was half of the dynamic duo behind Harold’s Sandwich Shop. In addition to the lives that she touched through the sandwich shop with Harold, she was active in City of Hope and the Congregation Beth Jacob Sisterhood and was an active supporter of the civil rights movement.

Central to her life were her children and grandchildren. She is survived by her daughters, Carol Weinstein Karlin and Judith Weinstein Faber (Michael); a son, Steven Weinstein (Chayna);

A brother, Irving Tukel (Barbara); and grandchildren Michal and Moshe Karlin, William Faber, and Hana, Aaron and Ilana Weinstein.

Contributions may be made to Congregation Beth Jacob, the Atlanta Opera or a charity of your choice. May her memory be a blessing. Sign the online guestbook at Graveside services were held Tuesday, May 30, at Crest Lawn Memorial Park with Rabbi Ilan Feldman officiating. Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, Atlanta, 770-451-4999.

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