Goldstein, Fred

Demarest, NJ

Fred Goldstein, 52 year resident of Demarest and loving husband to Sari (who predeceased him in 2011) passed away on December 11 at the age of 86. Born on February 10, 1934 in Ober-Ramstadt, Germany, his family escaped the Holocaust and moved to New York City, where he grew up in Washington Heights. He developed a long and successful career selling textile designs both in the U.S. and Europe under his own Fred Goldstein Designs label. Later in life he developed a number of small businesses including Very Special Pets and Very Special Performances. After retiring he worked with students at the Fairleigh Dickinson University Library in Teaneck, which he thoroughly enjoyed up to his recent illness. An avid animal lover, he raised and cherished the companionship of his five family dogs Chester, Freckles, Nelly, Lulu and Sally.