In Memorial

Melvin Goldstein

Date of Death: September 27th, 2021
21 Tishri 5782


Melvin Goldstein, 87, beloved husband of Sandy, passed away peacefully at their home in Scottsdale, Arizona on September 27, 2021. Mel grew up on the Northside of Chicago, the youngest of three boys. He attended Volta Elementary School where he met lifelong friends. He graduated from Von Steuben High School in 1952 and went on to Roosevelt University in Chicago, IL. Mel served in the Korean War before taking a position at the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Chicago, retiring after 30 years. In retirement, Mel enjoyed playing racquetball, having lunch with friends, and supporting and cherishing his many nieces and nephews, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Mel is lovingly remembered by Sandy Goldstein, his devoted wife of 32 years; his children Julie (Don) Wood, Adam (Alyson) Goldstein, Dawn (Roger) Samson, Michelle (Errol) Dolin, and Brian (Megan) Ogan; his grandchildren Kyle (fiance Madison) Magnus, Rachel Magnus, Niko Goldstein, Ashley (Joe) Ahr, Amanda (Michael) Vukovics, Zachary (Jessica) Samson, Benjamin (Taylor) Samson, Jake Samson, Ariel Dolin, Ashley (Aaron) Jackson, Olivia and Sophia Ogan; and his 11 (and growing) great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents, Irving and Rose Goldstein, and his brothers, Norman and Lawrence. A graveside service with Military Honors will be held at Shalom Memorial Park in Arlington Heights on Friday, October 1st at 1:00 pm. Friends and family are welcome. For information, including the link to view the service virtually, Shalom Memorial Funeral Home at or 847.255.3520.

Service Information

Service : Friday, October 1st at 1:00 pm
Service Location: Graveside Service - Shalom Memorial Park

May His Memory Be A Blessing.

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A graveside service was held Friday, October 1, 2021, at Shalom Memorial Park.

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1700 W. Rand Road
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Shiva Information

Due to Covid and out of concern for family and friends, there is no Shiva.

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October 6th, 2021

Dearest Sandy and Family,
We were so taken back when learning about Mel's passing. We feel very fortunate to have had an opportunity to spend time with you and Mel in Phoenix hanging out with the special group of loving
Chicago "transplants"!
Our deepest condolences .
Marcia & Jay Levine

~Marcia & JayLevine
~Friends, Phoenix Az

October 1st, 2021

Our cruise vacation in December 2019 Elaine and Sherwin

Mel made life more joyful for so many people in so many ways.
He had a wonderful sense of humor sprinkled with "benign" lovable sarcasm.
We so enjoyed our many cruises together.
He will be greatly missed.
Elaine and Sherwin

~Elaine and Sherwin
~cousins, Los Angeles, California

September 30th, 2021

Mel was more like a beloved brother to me than a friend. He was always available to listen and advise. He will be and is missed! Forever, Sue and Art

~Susan Wolfe
~Friend, Scottsdale Az

September 30th, 2021

Mel was more like a brother to me! He was always ready to listen and advise!

~Susan wolfe
~Friend, Scottsdale Az

September 30th, 2021

The best thing my friend Sandy Goldstein ever did was to marry my wonderful buddy, Mel Goldstein! That’s when I met him, and enjoyed every moment I spent with him. He was genuinely concerned about people, loving, caring and very funny. He always had a new joke to tell. Everyone who knew him, adored him.
I send my dear Sandy, and the rest of his huge family, my deepest sympathy.
I will miss my dear “Melzy” forever. Rest In Peace, my wonderful buddy.
I love you!!! Debby (aka The Debster)

~Debby Danoff
~Dear friend, Rochester, MN


Yahrzeit Dates For Melvin Goldstein

Tradition directs us in the evening before the Yahrzeit dates listed below, the anniversary of our loved one's day of death, we are to kindle a candle in our homes as a reminder of their place in our hearts.

Gregorian Date
21st of Tishri 578310/16/2022
21st of Tishri 578410/6/2023
21st of Tishri 578510/23/2024
21st of Tishri 578610/13/2025
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