Obituary: Nathan Goldstein

Obituary: Nathan Goldstein

Nathan Goldstein died peacefully June 14, 2020.

Nathan Goldstein died peacefully June 14, 2020. He was born June 2, 1939, and grew up in the Bensonhurst neighborhood of Brooklyn, N.Y. He was the son of Herman and Hilda Goldstein and had a sister, Joan Pearlman. He had his bar mitzvah at the Congregation Sons of Israel. He attended Lafayette High School and graduated from New York University in business in 1961.

Nathan was drafted into the U.S. Army Signal Corps, serving at Fort Monmouth, N.J. followed by service in Germany as an intelligence analyst until 1964. He returned to Greensboro, N.C., to work in the family garment business and moved to Atlanta in 1969. Nathan met Sybil Solin Goldstein and was married in 1972. He worked for Kemper Insurance for 12 years followed by serving as an examiner for the Internal Revenue Service until his retirement in 2005.

He was active at Congregation Beth Shalom, where he served on the board in finance. A fervent baseball fan, Nathan grew up with the New York Giants and later supported the Atlanta Braves. He had a keen interest in history, astronomy and meteorology throughout his life.

Nathan’s greatest love was his family and he was an incredibly generous, warm, devoted father and grandfather who was frequently involved in little league baseball, birthdays and The Weinstein School preschool events.

He is survived by his son Jason Goldstein; daughter-in-law Emily Levins Goldstein; grandchildren Samuel and Jacob Goldstein; and nephews Joseph and William Pearlman. A graveside service was held at Crest Lawn Memorial Park June 16. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Weinstein School or Wesley Woods Towers. Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, 770-451-4999.

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