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Obituary: William (Bill) Goldstein, 

Published December 30, 2013 at 3:38 p.m.

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William (Bill) Goldstein, 70, passed away peacefully on the morning of Sunday, December 29, 2013, surrounded by loving family.

Bill was a man of many talents and passions – an avid athlete and outdoorsman, a lover of political discussions and good books, a well-respected oral surgeon, an equestrian, a cyclist, patriarch to his children and grandchildren, and loving companion to his wife, Linda.  Bill treasured his friends and the experiences they shared.

Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, Bill was the son of Gertrude and Benjamin Goldstein.  He was captain of The Tilden High School basketball team and attended the University of Bridgeport. He married his high school sweetheart Barbara (nee Katz) Goldstein right after college, and then attended Howard Dental School and completed his residency at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City.   Bill moved his then young family to England for a fellowship at The Royal College of Surgeons in London.  Dr. Goldstein practiced Oral and Maxillofacial surgery in central New Jersey from 1973 to 1999, where he pioneered advanced ortho-gnathic techniques.

After losing his wife Barbara to cancer in 1992, he was introduced to Linda by mutual friends, and they fell in love and married in 1994.  Together, Linda and Bill embarked on a second life together with their move to Lincoln, VT in 1999.  They shared a love for hiking, skiing, horses, and the beauty of Vermont in all seasons.  Bill was an active Board member of The Addison County Parent Child Center and The Catamount Trail Association. Bill and Linda also enjoyed arts and cultural events in Burlington and Middlebury.  Bill remained, up until his illness, a remarkably fit man, playing pick-up basketball games at Middlebury College well into his late 60s.  One of the highlights of his life was the yearly hiking/biking trips Bill took every August with some of his oldest friends.

Bill is survived by his loving and beloved wife Linda Goldstein.  He was a devoted father to Amy (Tim Zern) of Seattle, Jason (Mara Applebaum) of Seattle, Jillian Worth (Larry Weiner) of Bainbridge Island, WA and his stepdaughter Julie (Andrew Brooks) of New York City.  He was Grandpa Bill to his grandchildren Victoria and Harrison Brooks, Lucy and Natalie Zern, and Kasper Luna and Eli Worth.  Bill is also survived by his brother-in-law Marty Luloff, his neices and nephews, as well as his dear friends who had truly become family.

You may honor his memory by contributing to The Addison County Parent Child Center in Middlebury, VT. A service will be held at Burnham Hall, Lincoln, VT at 12:30 on Wednesday, January 1, 2014.


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