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Michael Goldstein

Michael Ian Goldstein

Saturday, July 30th, 1938 - Saturday, November 14th, 2020
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Michael Ian Goldstein, 82, of Tolland, beloved husband of Caryl (Perry) Goldstein passed away Saturday, November 14, 2020. He was born July 30, 1938 in Derby, CT, the son of the late Nathan and Lillian (Adelman) Goldstein.

He served in the U.S. Coast Guard on the USCG Cutter Spencer W-36, a weather ship from 1957-1960 as a damage control man. Mike and Caryl moved to Tolland from West Hartford to raise their family in 1963. He was a former member of the Tolland Volunteer Fire Department. After joining the University of Connecticut Police Department, he was assigned to Capital Region Crime Squad, and from there he was promoted to Field Supervisor for the Eastern Region Crime Squad. After being called back to the UCONN Campus in Storrs, he served as patrolman and achieved the rank of Lieutenant of the Detective Division before retiring.

Additionally, he loved doing crossword puzzles and drawing, as he was very artistic. As a great auto mechanic, he loved motorcycles and hotrods. He built a family model train town, was an avid collector, and enjoyed playing in pool leagues. Mike was a true fan of The Grateful Dead, especially Jerry Garcia, his look-alike! He was a member of the American Legion Post 14, Rockville, CT, the Blue Knights motorcycle club, and the Harley Owners Group.

Besides his loving wife, Caryl, he is survived by his three sons, Dale Kim Goldstein, Shane Goldstein and his wife Christina, and Darryl Goldstein and his wife Denise, and his four grandchildren, Daniel and Dylan Goldstein and Piper and Kristie Couture. Relatives and friends are welcome to join the family from 4 to 6 PM on Friday, November 20, 2020 at the Tolland Memorial Funeral Home, 375 Merrow Rd. (Rte. 195) Tolland. Per Mike’s request, casual dress. Please abide by CDC and State recommendations, masks and social distancing will be mandatory.

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Jerry Lettieri

Posted at 10:25am
Caryl and family - I met Mike in HS and became friends during our hot rod days in the late 1950's.
A group of the "Tappets" hot rod gang got together in 2006 (see photos attached)
Mike and I last got together to visit another friend, Gary Gatzen, who under hospital care in Springfield,
that was about 5 - 7 yrs ago. My first memory of Mike was his PINK 1947-8 Ford coupe.
A few of us still get together at times - we miss the old gang and have some fond memories.
I am still in the car business - let me know if need any advice about the 1936 Ford
Jerry Lettieri

Posted at 07:33pm
I am so sorry to hear about Mike and I send my condolences to the entire family. I have so many good memories from my childhood of the whole gang of fire department brats! I remember that it always seemed that all of the parents were were watching. I am sure that Mike will be missed- and that he and my Dad, Ted will be sure to be having some shenanigan's!
I am sorry for your loss.
Melanie Ames Zamojski

Joe Duval Jr.

Posted at 07:42am
Dear Goldstein Family,
I am so sorry for your loss and extending my condolences to the whole family . I serve as the unofficial historian for the Tolland Fire Department. My records indicated that Mike served on the TFD from 1966 to 1972. I have upload a photo that I found of Mike taken with a group of other Tolland Firemen in 1969. I hope you all enjoy the photo!
- Joe Duval, Jr

Harvey Goldstein

Posted at 12:51pm
Dear Caryl,
I had been thinking about Michael this summer when I received a family history from our cousin Suzy Epstein Goldberg. I wanted to contact him, but wasn't sure where you lived, or if he was interested. I am so sorry for your loss. May his memory always be for a blessing.
Harv Goldstein

Harvey Goldstein

Posted at 12:48pm
Our deepest sympathies to Mike's family. I have fond memories of visiting all of my relatives on Mohegan Drive as a kid, and especially seeing my big cousin Michael. I remember him coming across the street to see my grandmother, his Aunt Ceil. May his memory always be for a blessing.
Harvey & Nancy Goldstein

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