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David Goldstein passed away June 27, 2016 after an eight mmonth battle with lung cancer.

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06/30/16 07:37 PM #2    

Dan Proctor

My condolences to the Goldstein family David will always be remembered as our class leader.

I am sure he will be missed by all of us.


Dan Proctor



07/01/16 07:17 AM #3    

Marcia Conner (Russell)

It is always sad to see one of our classmates leave us.  Condolences to his family and friends.  I still see David in my minds eye as he was in Junior High & High School, a gentleman and a scholar.

07/01/16 01:03 PM #4    

Doug Lent

So sorry to hear about David. He was truly one of the good guys. As youngsters we lived neareach other for many years, and I have fond memories of him and his family. His dad would occasionally drive us to school, and his mother welcomed us warmly.

Sad.... my thoughts are with his family.

07/01/16 05:11 PM #5    

Marcia MacDougall (Streech)

Dear David....No words can express adequate condolences nor the loss each of us feels. But, neither  can death dim the twinkle in his eye which will live forever in our hearts and happy memories. I know that he was happy, that he was loved by all fortunate enough to cross his path, that he enjoyed life in The City. I just wish that we could have had more of him.

My heartfelt sympathy, Laurie and Michael.

07/02/16 06:31 AM #6    

Gary Rawlinson Dds

Very sad to hear of the passing of Dave. He and his family lived across the street from us in South Land Park. He was my mentor being a half grade ahead and always an example of leadership for Paul Schunke and me on frequent commutes to school. I can still see the sparking wry grin when he caught the undergrads believing some mythical story he spun.  He was an example for all of us to follow. We will miss you, David. 

07/03/16 08:15 AM #7    

Daniel Yee

memories last forever and i have fond memories of david during our school days-we will catch up later.

07/04/16 08:36 AM #8    

Dan Proctor

Does anyone know if there is going to be a service for David?

07/05/16 06:12 PM #9    

Bea Bell (Pearson)





David, to me, was a very positive roll model,  and I will not ever forgot him and his inspirations. I am wondering if there will be a Memorial service or if there is a SF or Sacramento address where we can send our condolences ? I do think highly of this Mc Clatchy web sight and appreciate the opportunity to respond to your information even if it is sad news. Fondly, Bea Bell Pearson






07/11/16 08:44 AM #10    

Dan Proctor

Now that I know the date of David's service I find that it will be impossible to make it as we're still away from Sacramento and cannot return in time. My best to all of you and my condolences to David's family


07/12/16 08:01 AM #11    

Gary Rawlinson Dds

David Marty Goldstein
(1943 - 2016)
David Marty Goldstein passed away in San Francisco on June 27 at the age of 73 after an eight month battle with lung cancer. He was born in Sacramento California on March 12,1943, the oldest child of Frank and Blanche Goldstein. As an infant, he and his mother lived on Navy bases on the East Coast in order to be close to his father who was a communications officer in the U.S. Navy. He was raised in Sacramento, California where he attended Sacramento public schools. He received a BA in history from the University of California, Berkeley in 1965 and a law degree from the University of San Francisco in 1968. He was a member of the Sacramento Public Defender's Office from 1969 to 1973. In 1973, he moved from Sacramento to his eventual lifelong home, the Marina neighborhood of San Francisco. While in San Francisco, David was known for his commitment to and tenacity for his clients. He was involved in numerous high profile cases, including his defense of one member of the "Billionaire Boys Club," later recounted by a TV movie. His dogged defense work brought him praise, including the 1997 Dennis Woodman Award of the San Mateo County Bar Association. The award honored him as "the Private Defender who, heedless of opposition and with ceaseless determination, fights for those whose liberty or lives, are in peril." His devotion to justice did not stop there. He mentored young attorneys in the San Francisco Public Defender's Office, as well as teaching in the San Francisco State Paralegal Studies Program where he is belovedly remembered by several generations of students. During his life in San Francisco, living in the Marina, he became affectionately known as "The Mayor of Chestnut Street"; he enjoyed taking walks down Chestnut Street, greeting neighbors and local restaurateurs, and eating at the many of the establishments. One could not walk down Chestnut with David without meeting at least three people that knew him. He however didn't just stick to his own neighborhood, he enjoyed walking all over San Francisco. In his frequent travels--trips to New York City, Paris, Baku, Beijing, Louisville and many more--he always enjoyed touring by foot. David was known for his dry sense of humor, his intellect, interests in the WWII era and American history, film, and theatre. He was an avid reader, traveler, and sports fan: the Giants, the 49ers and of course CAL Bears football and basketball, as well as a devotee of good food and drink: most often a Maker's Mark on the rocks. He will be incredibly missed by his many friends in the Bay Area and Sacramento, and by his family. He is survived by his sister, Laurie Wood, of Sacramento; his brother, Michael Goldstein, of Potomac, Maryland; his niece, Hannah Wood, of New York City; and his nephew, Andrew Goldstein, of Manhattan Beach, California. Contributions in his memory should be sent to HIAS (Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society), The Service League of San Mateo County, as well as Healthright360. Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society The Service League of San Mateo County Health 360 Please visit to view and sign David's digital guestbook 
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4041 Freeport Blvd
Sacramento, CA 95822  
(916) 452-6157
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Sunday, July 17, 2016
10:00 am
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6200 Stockton Blvd
Sacramento, California
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