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Attorney Arthur Goldstein Dies at 79

Lawyer was active in Huntington public life.

Prominent Huntington attorney Arthur Goldstein, who had practiced law for more than 50 years, died Monday. He was 79.

Services are scheduled for 1 p.m. Tuesday at I. J. Morris in Deer Park.

He specialized in real estate, zoning and civil litigation. His firm, Goldstein Rubinton Goldstein & Difazio PC, on West Carver Street in Huntington, formed in 1970.

In 1956, he was admitted to the bar after graduating from New York University's School of Law, where he was editor of the law review for three years.  He had earned his bachelor of science degree from Syracuse University in 1953.

Between 1968 and 1970, he served as Huntington's town attorney, and previously had served as a U.S. special attorney. Goldstein was counsel to the .

Active in legal affairs, he served on a variety of bar organization commiteees and led seminars on real estate and zoning issues.

In 1998, he was named the man of the year by the Huntington Chamber of Commerce, and was a past chairman of the Huntington Chamber Foundation.

He was married to his wife, Judith, for 56 years. His survivors include children  Ronald and Gwen Goldstein, and Cynthia and Lee Cohen; grandchildren  Sean Binjomin (Aviva), Ari (Ariella), Rachel and Daniel, great-grandchildren Shmuel, and Leah, and brother, Leonard Goldstein.

Joan Cergol August 22, 2012 at 01:00 AM
God rest his incredibly good soul. Arthur was a true gentleman, legal scholar and wonderful human being who has left a great void in Huntington. All those who were fortunate to know him and call him friend are truly blessed.
Jim Powers August 22, 2012 at 02:11 PM
Arthur was a great humanitarian and a great citizen of Huntington. Arthur was President of the Townwide Fund of Huntington in 1974 and was named to the Honorary Board in 1998. We honored him this past April on our 50th Anniversary as one of the 50 Most Influential People in the history of the Fund. Mr. Goldstein you will be surely missed. Jim Powers
Jerilyn Daria Bifulco August 29, 2012 at 01:48 AM
Arthur Goldstein was a true Huntington leader and humanitarian. Our family lawyer for many years we will miss his intuitive nature and exceptional advisor as a scholar. He will be missed by all he touched and sought to touch him. Rest in peace my friend you were so easy to talk to and always gave excellent advice.

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