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Goldstein, Dr. Ronald L., DDS age 72, suddenly, beloved husband for 41 years of Anita (nee Johnson), loving father of Amy, Adam (Lou Ann) and Aaron (Nicole), cherished grandfather of Abby, Andie and Gabrielle, dear brother of the late Sally and Jack (Ileane). Service Friday 1 p.m. at the Weinstein Funeral Home, 111 Skokie Blvd., Wilmette. lnterment Rosehill Cemetery, Chicago. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to American Heart Association, REST, or Doctors Without Borders. For info 847-256-5700.

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Published in Chicago Sun-Times on May 14, 2010.
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May 29, 2010
Anita and Family,
You have my deepest sympathy and my thoughts and prayers are with you all. I can not say enough wonderful things about Dr. Goldstein, he was a great dentist and teacher! I truly appreciated all the experience and encouragement he gave me through out the years and will forever be grateful for that.
I am sorry for your loss.
Aimee Mateo
May 24, 2010
Dear Anita and family - my sympathies to you for your great loss. Ron Goldstein was my dentist (and my parents' dentist) for at least 35 years - and a lovely, smart, kind and gentle man. He will be missed.
Randi Zillmer
May 23, 2010
Dear Anita and Family,

Was traveling out of the country when I got the message about Ron. Although I have missed the past few reunions, I will always remember the "debates" we had both at the reunions, and while he was drilling my teeth in Asschaffenburg. He always had the advantage in A'Burg because of the drill. My deepest sympathy in your loss.
--Steve Mercer
May 21, 2010
May 21,2010

Dear Anita and family. Thinking of you and your family in this tome of sorrow. Karin and I will miss Ron at the next reunion in Chicago, we had a great time last year in Savannah,Georgia.

I can't remember whether Ron was my dentist while in Aschafenburg, Germany,while I was in the 9th Engineer Battalion, but that was a long time ago.

Karin and I will miss Ron but we hope to see you at the next reunion.

We will keep you and Ron in our prayers.

Robert & Karin Farmer
May 20, 2010
Dear Anita, Thinking of you and your family at this sad time. I will miss Ron very much. Peg
Peg Mercer
May 19, 2010
Dear Anita and Family,

We only met the two of you a few times at softball parties but we could easily see how all of the Goldsteins became such wonderful people. We are sorry to hear of Ron's passing and we will keep all of you in our prayers.
Dave & Liz Eggering
May 18, 2010
I am trying to think of one word that sums up Ron and have come up with hundreds, but they all add up to a kind and loving man. I will never forget his (1968)taking time off from work to meet me at O'Hare airport and escort me and my bundles and son and his bundles from one gate to another. For that alone I loved him. We will all miss him; we are all diminished by his death.
---Nancy Wymelenberg Godbold, Columbia, SC.
May 17, 2010
I was just told of Dr. Goldstein's passing Saturday when I went to Friendly Smile for my bi-annual cleaning. I was very disappointed that I was not informed of this sad day so I could pay my respects. I had been a patient of the good doctor since 1975 and my daughter also became his patient in 1984. I so regret his passing and wish I could have been there to express my respect for this incredibly kind person. My prayers go out to his wife and family. You all made him a very happy man.
Carmen Anguiano
May 15, 2010
I am so sorry about the passing of Ron. He was a joy on our NST trips and his humorous emails broke up the dreariness of day to day work.
Erwin Marquit
May 14, 2010
Dr. Goldstein, I will think of you every morning and night as I brush my pearly whites. I will miss seeing you every March and September, but every time I smile, I will be glad that I knew you, your sense of humor, your singing (that many have mentioned) and how you remembered so much about me even though I only saw you 2 times a year - maybe 3 if you stopped by the IKC dog show on your way to the dental convention. :) I can't believe how fast the past almost 30 years have gone by - I will truly miss you!

My thoughts and prayers are with your family.
Sharon Fitzpatrick
May 14, 2010
Anita and Family,

I am so sorry for your loss. The few times I was with Ron (I am Janice and Michael Cohen's cousin), he was so warm and genuine. May your memories give you comfort during this time.
Julie Newman-Simon
May 14, 2010
Dear Anita and Family,

Cas and I were saddened to read of Ron's death in the paper this morning. It was too late to attend the service at 1:00 p.m.

We are so sorry for your loss. As you know, Ron was my dentist for many years and was a fixture in the neighborhood. He will be missed by so many.

Please accept the condolences of our entire family.

Jinx & Cas Kotowski and Family
May 14, 2010
Dear Adam -
There are no words to tell you how sad I am for you and your family. I never met your dad but knowing what a wonderful person you are I can only imagine how great he was!
Donna Fertig
May 14, 2010
Dear Anita and Family. I've known Ron for 60 years, he used to babysit me. You and Ron made it easier for Maria and me to get married. We are so sorry for your loss. I know we will all miss him terribly.
Norman and Maria Roth and family.
Norman Roth
May 14, 2010
I was deeply saddened to hear about Dr. Goldstein's sudden passing. I have been a long time patient of Dr. Goldstein and will miss him tremendously. His humor, gentleness and kindness made trips to the dentist enjoyable. I want to extend my deepest sympathy to his entire family at this sad time.
Sharon Illy
May 14, 2010
Dear Anita and family, Ron was a singular man who loved life and people. We all enjoyed his hijinks in the pool and his good humor on any subject. He was fun and will be greatly missed at the pool and at the "Y". Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. He was a good guy.
Cathy Crabbe
May 13, 2010
Anita and Family-You have my sincerest sympathy. I am so very sorry for your loss. I didn't know Ron very well, but whenever I saw him he was always so friendly and so sweet. He was lucky to have enjoyed so many years with such a wonderful wife. Peggy Niimi
May 13, 2010
We are deeply saddened to hear of Dr. Goldstein's passing. We will never forget his humor and especially his singing! He was a terrific dentist and kind person who will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. David,Carolyn,Erin,Kristen,Dan & Brynn
Carolyn Bielat
May 13, 2010
Dear Anita & Family:
I was very saddened to learn that my beloved dentist & adopted uncle Ronnie has passed away suddenly last Tuesday afternoon. A staff of his called me this morning to let me know that he has passed away & to let me know what Funeral Home he's going to be at. I will miss him a lot as he was a magnificent dentist who always made my dental care a breeze. I'll always remember the cute nicknames he gave me while I was in the dentist chair getting work done.
My heart & deepest sympathy for your loss is with you & I'll be saying a special mass for Dr. Ron Goldstein this Saturday at the 4 p.m. mass. I'm sure God is taking very good care of him in Heaven & Ron is probably watching down on all of us. I'm sure he'll be watching the way I brush my teeth every night before I go to bed to make sure that I'm brushing correctly. I'll see you soon Anita & may our blessed Lord & his love & comfort be with you during this time of sorrow.

Your friend,

Ruth A. Miner
Ruth Miner
May 13, 2010
was a wonderful person who had the same love for old car and the 356 Porsche that I did. I alway enjoyed Ron's company, he will be missed. I know he will find the ultimate Porsche 356 in heaven.
God bless
Bob Follmer
May 13, 2010
Anita,Amy and family - I am so deeply sorry for your loss. I wish I could express words that would bring comfort to you, but unfortunately I know there are none. So I will just say that I've been blessed with the opportunity to spend time with the Goldstein family and will remember your husband/father for the wonderful, kind, funny man that he was. You will remain in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Paula Bozych
May 13, 2010
i am deeply saddened by the untimely death of ron. i got to know him at the hi-ridge ymca, about two years ago. i loved to hear him sing; see him smile and share in his verbal sparing with swim-mates. we will all miss Ron. he brought such fun and vigor to the class. We hope to see Anita back in class as soon as possible. God bless you all mary willis
May 13, 2010
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
mary willis
May 13, 2010
Anita, Gabby & family

My deepest condolences to the entire family. We are deeply saddened by Rons' sudden death. I , and I'm sure many of his fellow classmates in our water fitness class, will miss his jokes, political views, happy demeanor and most of all the singing he did quite often during class. It was a pleasure to know such a joyful person that left me with many, many fond memories of him. He was definitely teachers pet! I am pleased that I had the privilege to share his last day with the usual humor and fun he always brought with him. Anita remember all his girls are here for you as well. Much love. Debbie
Deborah Jimenez
May 13, 2010
Goldsteins & Longs in Austin
Mary Long
May 13, 2010
Anita and children,
Joan and I are deeply saddened by the news of Ron's death. At the same time, we are deeply appreciative of the times we spent with the two of you at the recent reunions. Although we do not know your children and grandchildren, we hope they will be consoled by the knowledge that Ron led a long and fruitful life that many of us would like to emulate and that their sadness will be tempered by the memories of many happy years with Ron. Although we cannot be there in person, know that you will be in our thoughts during this time. Our deepest sympathies,
Hal and Joan Morgan
May 13, 2010
How we will miss dear cousin Ronnie, his beautiful smile, his gentleness, his wonderful sense of humor. We are richer for having him in our lives. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Love, Jimmy and Mary, Zach, Adam and Alex.
The Longs
May 13, 2010
I think Ron is in this picture from my mother's scrapbook.
Jim Litwin
May 13, 2010
Ron was a newly acquired friend of about five years. I would enjoy our meetings and shared stories of our life and our common affection for old cars. His humor and laugh was Infectious. I always looked forward to seeing him and that constant smile and enthusiasm for life. Our day is sad and our prayers are with the family.
Patrick Yanahan
May 13, 2010
Another photo.
Jim Litwin
May 13, 2010
Here's a picture from happier times.
Jim Litwin
May 13, 2010
Too soon. I'm still in shock as ir everyone at our house. We all miss you and your great sense of humor. My condolences and prayers are with Anita and the family.
Jim Litwin
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