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Charles "Charlie" Goldstein

July 25, 1951 - June 21, 2017

Commander Charles “Charlie” Goldstein was born on July 25, 1951 to Harris Goldstein and Sadie Levy Goldstein in San Antonio, Texas.

Charlie graduated from Robert E. Lee High School in 1969. He joined the Navy at age 17 and was off to Vietnam where he studied as an electronics engineer and worked on River Patrol Boats. He traveled the world for five years serving his country. After his time in the Navy, he returned to San Antonio and enrolled in San Antonio college to study nursing. He received his RN certification from The University of Texas in San Antonio.

Realizing he wanted more, he went on to Detroit where he received his Certified Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) certification.

Charlie enlisted in the Naval Reserves where he served with the Marines in Fleet Hospitals. He retired as a Commander after twenty-three years of service to his country. When he was thanked for his service, he proudly answered, “It was my pleasure.”

Charlie was also a dive master and up until recent years he was an avid scuba diver.

Charlie worked in the anesthesia field for over 35 years. He recently started working part time to spend more time at his ranch he owned with his loving wife, Carolyn Hagendorf Goldstein. They were together 17 years.

Charlie is also survived by his brother, Frank Goldstein and wife Joanie of Pipe Creek Texas; step son Alton Georg and wife Kim of Beavercreek, Ohio; step daughter Trisha Birdsong and husband Gregg of Cypress, Texas. Step granddaughters, Cassidy Johnson and husband Jordan of Cheyenne, WY; Jami Lynn Georg and step grandson Brayden Georg of Ohio. Brother in law Darrel Hagendorf and wife Suzanne of Boerne; mother-in-law Margie Hagendorf of Weimar and a host of friends.

Charlie is preceded in death by his parents, Harris and Sadie Goldstein, and father-in-law, Leroy Hagendorf.

Aside from the love for his wife, work and family, Charlie loved animals. Their ranch is home to many adopted animals. He never met a dog he didn’t like!

Charlie and his kind heart and never-ending wit will forever be missed. There will be a private family committal at Charlie and Carolyn’s ranch.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made in his honor to the following:

TCI Scholarship Foundation
1555 CR 2103
Weimar, TX 78962

DREAM Dachshund Rescue
P.O. Box 591819
Houston, TX 77259


Charles "Charlie" Goldstein
July 25, 1951 - June 21, 2017

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