Livingston , N.J.—David Jay Weinstein passed away on Saturday, July 9, 2016 after a lengthy illness. He was 62.
Born in Brooklyn, N. Y., he lived in Queens, N.Y., Long Island, N.Y., and North Plainfield, N.J. before moving to Livingston, N.J. in 1984. He had attended Brooklyn Polytech for one year and then SUNY Stoneybrook where he earned a B.S. and an M.S. in metallurgical engineering. After working as an engineer, he entered the investment world working for the World Financial Group in Fairfield, N.J. for the past 10 years. He retired earlier this year.
He was a member of the Folk Music Society of N.J. first in Roseland and later in Livingston, N.J. A Democratic Party Committeeman in Livingston for more than 25 years, he was still serving at the time of his death. He had been an active member of Temple Beth Shalom in Livingston for many years, chairing its Nursery School Board and working on its Soup Kitchen. Currently he was a member of Chavurat Lamdeinu in Summit, N.J.
He is survived by his wife, Debbie Weinstein (nee Ashendorf) of Livingston, N.J., two sons, Eliot (Amy) Weinstein of Virginia Beach, Va., and Ari Weinstein of Santa Monica, Calif., as well as a sister Eileen Weinstein-Levy of West Palm Beach, Fla. and a grandson, Avi Weinstein.