Sheldon David Goldstein, age 76, passed away peacefully at home, with his wife holding his hand, on April 2nd, 2023, after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.
Sheldon was born on December 3rd, 1946, in New York City, New York to Sam and Miriam (Efrom) Goldstein. He completed his Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) at City College of the City University of New York. He then went on to complete his Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, as well as his Master of Business Administration (Finance) from Fairleigh Dickinson University. After spending his early career as an engineer, he transitioned into academia and consulting. He was an Associate Dean, as well as a Professor of Business, for Indiana Institute of Technology. He was also a consultant for JD Power and owned his own consulting business.
Sheldon was happily married to his loving wife of 31 years, Lori Goldstein. Sheldon is survived by his wife, Lori; children Michael Goldstein and Hannah Zimmerman; grandchildren Jake Goldstein, Max Goldstein, Noelle Thomas, Lilley Houston and Hazelle Houston; sister Regina Goldstein; as well as countless loving relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents, Sam and Miriam Goldstein.
Sheldon was an avid golfer and was on the course every chance he got. He loved driving his Corvette (especially to the golf course, while listening to the Rolling Stones), single malt scotch and a good cigar. He loved teaching and was directly responsible for at least two family members passing their college statistics classes. He was a brilliant man, who would sit family members down when it came time to discuss their college education and career choices. He spent as much time as he possibly could at the beach and soaking up the rays of the Florida sun before going home to watch any James Bond movie. More than anything, Sheldon loved his wife, children and especially his 5 grandchildren.
Services will be held on Wednesday, April 5th, 2023, at 1pm at Oaklawn Memorial Gardens, with entombment immediately following. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the IU Health Schwarz Cancer Center, 11645 N. Illinois Street, Carmel, IN 46032