Robert Harold Goldsteen


Robert Harold Goldsteen, 73, who retired in the
late 1980s as vice president of marketing at
Rehab Group, a Falls Church computer
programming and consulting firm, died Dec.
30 at Bethesda Memorial Hospital in Boynton
Beach, Fla. He had squamous cell carcinoma,
a form of skin cancer.

Mr. Goldsteen, who spent a few years running
his own consulting firm after retiring, did data
processing work for government contractors
before joining Rehab Group in the mid-1970s.

Early in his career, he worked at the Navy's David Taylor Model Basin's
applied mathematics laboratory in the research and design of data
processing equipment.

He spent more than 30 years as a part-time Chesapeake Bay charter boat
captain -- going full time after retiring -- and taught a lecture series on
Chesapeake Bay fishing for the Montgomery County Recreation Department
for 20 years.

Mr. Goldsteen was a native Washingtonian, a 1952 graduate of
High School (1952)
and a 1962 mathematics graduate of American
University, where he was a member of Sigma Phi social fraternity.

He moved to Delray Beach, Fla., from Silver Spring in 2000.

He was a member of the Maryland Charter Boat Association and visited
every continent except Antarctica.

His marriage to Elaine Hurwitz Goldsteen ended in divorce. A daughter from
that marriage, Rhonda Zinn, died in 2004.

Survivors include his wife, Dorine Seidman, whom he married in 1983, of
Delray Beach; a daughter from the first marriage, Donna Goldsteen of
Damascus; a brother Michael Goldsteen of Brookeville; and five

-- Adam Bernstein