by | Jul 14, 2017 | Obituaries

Norfolk —Joseph Sackler Goodstein, 87, died peacefully at his home on July 1, 2017.

Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he was the son of Hilda and Louis Goodstein.

He is survived by his “bride” of 62 years, Joan Hyman Goodstein; his beloved children Jeffrey Richard Goodstein (Cary), Mark David Goodstein (Ashley), Ronald Charles Goodstein and Renee G. Solandz (Lenny), as well as the loves of his life, grandchildren Grayson, Chesley, Lindsey and Sam, Alex, Matthew, Madison and Justin.

He reveled in the love of his family. He also cherished his many nieces, nephews, and friends. If someone was in need of a pal—Joe was it! Joe, always a resilient entrepreneur, was the owner of ELJO’S clothing store in Richmond, and Zachary’s in Norfolk, dabbled in real estate, and even owned a race horse. To him, life was a challenge and he met each new venture with determination. He loved life as long as his “Poochie” was by his side.

He was a member of Temple Israel of Norfolk and Temple Beth-El of Richmond, the Romeos, and many charitable organizations. He was a patriotic veteran and stood up for all people, praying for the day all of us would get along.

Funeral services were held at Bliley Funeral Home in Richmond, Va. Donations to a charity of choice.