Bernard H. Goldstein, a resident of Port Washington since 1949, died on March 4, 1998 at the age of 90. He was a senior partner in the law firm of Tenzer Greenblatt LLP in Manhattan.
Mr. Goldstein graduated from Townsend Harris High School in 1924, from the College of the City of NY in 1927 and from Columbia Law School in 1930. He was a member of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers and the co-author of a widely-used text on real estate transactions. He lectured for the American Law Institute, among others, and his articles on real estate were published in such legal publications as The Practical Lawyer, the New York State Bar Journal, the St. John's Law Review and the New York Law Journal. His article on "Housing and Building Laws" appeared in the 1973 edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica. Among other awards, he was honored by the NYS Bar Association in 1991 with its Fifty-Year Lawyer Award "given to a lawyer who has completed 50 or more years of active practice with honor and distinction in accordance with the finest tradition of the bar and with service to both profession and community."
A statement issued by his law firm paid tribute to Mr. Goldstein with the following commentary: "His highest aspiration was to be known as 'B.H. Goldstein, the lawyer.' For more than six decades he was exactly that, in the loftiest sense, setting the standard for our practice. A prolific writer, he took delight in sharing his wealth of knowledge with others. But Bernie was more than just the consummate attorney. He was actively engaged in organizations dedicated to education and world peace. Bernie was also an award winning photographer whose masterful works grace our halls and serve as a lasting memorial to this multi-faceted man who made such an important contribution to our firm and to the law."
Mr. Goldstein is survived by his wife of 64 years, Edith I. Spivack and by his daughters, Rita G. Christopher of Old Lyme, CT and Amy G. Bass of Port Washington. He was the father-in-law of Geoffrey A. Bass and the late Robert C. Christopher and the adoring grandfather of Alistair D. and Gordon F. Christopher and Jonathan E. and Susanna Bass.
Funeral services were private.
Eve Severino Rapone, of Port Washington and Del Ray Beach, FL died in her sleep on March 9, 1998. Born July 9, 1923 and raised in Ravenswood, Queens, she was a longtime executive of IBM and also helped develop her suviving husband Peter's highly successful business, Mercury Adjustment Bureau. Her proudest accomplishment was her three daughters, Lynn Simmons and Jeanne Kurz of Port Washington and Diane Mannix of Cardiff-by-the-Sea, CA. She is also survived by her sister Irma Zimmerman of Manhattan and six grandchildren. Outstanding in Eve's life was her huge capacity to love and support others and the great number of people who loved her in return. Donations to Cancer Care or Hospice would be greatly appreciated.
Marion E. Ramsey, 87, of Camillus, NY, died at her home. Mrs. Ramsey was a native of Lake Placid and lived there for approximately 25 years. She lived in Manhasset until moving to Camillus 17 years ago. Mrs. Ramsey retired in 1965 after 35 years as a school teacher in the Manhasset Public Schools. She was a member of Plandome Women's Club, Manhasset and was active in fund raising for the American Cancer Society. Surviving are her husband of 52 years, Oliver R. Ramsey; one daughter Deborah Stevens of Camillus; one brother James Kennedy of Naples, FL; three grandchildren; and one niece. Arrangements were made by the Buranich Funeral Home, Camillus. A memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family at the funeral home. Contributions can be made to Hospice of Central New York, 990 Seventh North St., Liverpool, NY 13088-6148.