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Full Name: Harold A. Goldstein
Date of Death: Friday, April 1, 2022

    Dr. Harold (“Hank”) A. Goldstein, of Randolph, NJ, a physician, biomedical engineer, and inventor passed away on April 1, 2022, at age 74, from pancreatic cancer. Dr. Goldstein is survived by his devoted wife Beth Goldstein and his two loving children Abby Goldstein and Andrew Goldstein. He also is survived by his sister Ellen (Jerry) Zollenberg, his brother-in-law Robert Wilansky (partner Linda Perlman), nephews Michael (Lisa) Zollenberg, David (Chrissy) Zollenberg, Daniel (Roxanne Momeni), and nieces Jaquelyn Wilansky (Michael Hart), Alexa Wilansky, and Elise Wilansky. In addition, Dr. Goldstein leaves great nieces, a great nephew, and many close friends. All of his surviving family and friends will greatly miss his support as a trusted advisor as well as his caring nature and offbeat humor.      

            Dr. Goldstein worked in the pharmaceutical industry and academia throughout his professional career. In 1985, he joined Berlex Laboratories (now Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals) and served in various leadership positions in Diagnostic Imaging, Clinical Research and Development, Portfolio Management, and Medical Affairs.  In 2011, Dr. Goldstein retired from Bayer as Vice President, U.S. Medical Affairs-Diagnostic Imaging.  Prior to joining Bayer, Dr. Goldstein had been on the faculty at the University of Pennsylvania and Georgetown University.  Dr. Goldstein also was Director of Nuclear Medicine at Georgetown University Hospital.

            After retirement, Dr. Goldstein established and ran a successful biomedical consulting firm.  In addition, he invented and received patents for a regenerative power capture system for moving walkways and had other inventions under development prior to his death.

            Born in Brooklyn, NY in 1947, Dr. Goldstein received a B.S. and a M.E. in Biomedical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a M.D. from the Medical University of South Carolina.  He took post-graduate training in Internal Medicine at the Washington DC Veterans Administration Medical Center.  He also was a Clinical Fellow in Nuclear Medicine at the Joint Program in Nuclear Medicine operated by Harvard Medical School and hospitals in the Boston area.  Dr. Goldstein was board certified by the American Board of Nuclear Medicine.

            The family would particularly like to thank his medical school classmates, Dr. James Hall and Dr. Edith Miller, for their kind and professional guidance during Dr. Goldstein’s illness as well as the many other family members and friends who provided caring support.

 Contributions in Dr. Goldstein’s name may be made to the Medical University of South Carolina Foundation, to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, or to a charity of your choice.

Service Information

Sunday, April 3, 2022  1:30 PM

Service at:
Louis Suburban Chapel
13-01 Broadway, Fair Lawn, NJ 07410

Burial at:
Mount Nebo Cemetery
195 Totowa Rd, Totowa, NJ 07512

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8 Comments

  1. Teresa Neilson

    I’m so very Sorry to be saying goodbye to Hank. He and his surviving family have been a soft spot in my heart and the hearts of so many for many years.It’s been a pleasure watching this whole family evolve over the years. Seeing there love and close bond that no doubt is partly to do with Hank’s influence. My love to Betsy ,Drew and Abby. He will be missed greatly!

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  2. Nancy Barton

    Hank and Betsy were married 2 months after I was. At her wedding, Betsy’s mother, my wonderful Aunt Henrietta asked if I was enjoying their wedding as much as my own. My answer was actually, “Yes. All the pressure is off us and now on them.”
    Sending love and sympathy to the entire Goldstein family. We wish we could be there with you.

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  3. Bob Milos

    Hank has been the most valuable colleague. Always available, extremely perceptive, thoughtful, and painstakingly correct in everything. He epitomizes the ideal team player. Everything was inherently more comfortable when Hank handled something because you always knew exactly what to expect…he was that reliable.

    I miss Hank’s friendship and are breakfasts every month or two at “Time for a Bagel” after our work lives separated. I am really feeling sorry for him that he had to go through this, for his family that must miss him so very much, and selfishly myself most of all. The world is a little more out of control now.

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    • Phillip Greenberg MD FACS

      Hank was a good friend during Medical School and on the Alumni Board of the Medical University in Charleston. My condolences to Betsy and his family. We will miss him.

      Dr. Phillip Greenberg MUSC class of 1974.

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  4. Teresa Neilson

    My thoughts are with all of you especially today! Cherish the memories …With love and warm regards. Love to all, Teresa

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  5. Nancy Barton

    Hank and Betsy were married 2 months after I was in 1983. At Betsy’s wedding, her mother, my wonderful Aunt Henrietta, asked me if I was enjoying the wedding as much as my own. My answer was, “Actually yes! All the pressure is on them, not me.”
    Sending sympathy and love to my cousin Betsy and the entire Goldstein family.

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  6. Douglas Stefanelli

    I worked with, and have known Hank for more than 30 years. He was the kindest person I ever worked with. He was a true gentleman and a “solid citizen”, as he would say. There are so many great memories of working with Hank, he will always be remembered and loved. I will miss our lunches together, his sage advice and his wonderful caring spirit.

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  7. Friedrich Gause

    We shared many years of hard work with Hank at former Schering/Berlex, Bayer and in the past 10 year Hank supported us at BGM Associates with his valuable advice to assess R&D and licensing candidates. We will miss Hank very much, his professional attitude, deep industry and scientific insights as well as his conversational skills will always be remembered. So sad to see him pass away.

    Friedrich Gause and Hans Maier

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