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
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 Coolidge
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