Rhinebeck – George L. Goldstein, 82, passed away Friday, January 26, 2018, at Northern Dutchess Hospital.
Born November 19, 1935 in Brooklyn he was the son of Morris and Goldie (Mayerhoff) Goldstein.
George served 20 years in the United States Air Force as a radio communications specialist; he retired with the rank of Staff Sergeant. His time of service included the Vietnam and Korean Wars. Following his retirement he worked all over the world for 13 years as a radio officer for the State Department.
George became a Free and Accepted Mason in Harry S. Truman Lodge #649, when he was stationed in Naples, Italy. When he moved to Rhinebeck he became a member of the Rhinebeck Lodge #432 F. & A.M. and served as Master of the Lodge. He was a dual member of Hendrick Hudson Lodge #875. He was also a member of the Scottish Rite and Cyprus Shriners. George was very active with the Shriners Hospital for Children, Springfield, MA transporting patients and their families. He served as the Ambassador representing the European Shrine Club in North America.
George is survived by many close friends in Rhinebeck and the surrounding area.
Members of Rhinebeck Lodge #432 and neighboring free masons will conduct services at 2 PM on Sunday February 11 at the Dapson-Chestney Funeral Home, 51 W. Market St., Rhinebeck , and a period of calling hours will follow the service
Interment will be in the Wurtemburg Cemetery in spring.