Jerome Goldstein, 77

Paint company executive

June 08, 2007

Jerome "Jerry" Goldstein, a retired executive for a pigment manufacturer, died of an apparent heart attack May 31 at his Brooklandville home. He was 77.

Born in Baltimore and raised in Forest Park, Mr. Goldstein was a 1947 graduate of Polytechnic Institute and attended Georgetown and the Johns Hopkins universities.

Mr. Goldstein was a laboratory supervisor at Baltimore Paint and Chemical Co. before serving in the Navy during the Korean War on the aircraft carrier USS Oriskany.

He was later a coatings laboratory supervisor at the Glidden Co.'s Titanium Dioxide Works in the St. Helena section of Baltimore. He worked with the chemical agents that add color to paint, plastics and paper.

He was considered a specialist in white coloring agents that contain no lead, family members said.

Mr. Goldstein later became Glidden's director of national sales and worked in downtown Baltimore.

He retired 15 years ago and then, as a volunteer, helped create an exhibit and film about Baltimore's role in paint manufacturing for the Baltimore Museum of Industry.

In 1977, he received the Herman A. Shuger Award from the Baltimore Society for Coatings Technology.

In retirement, he enjoyed maintaining his home, reading and golfing. He belonged to several square-dance clubs.

Services were held Sunday in Pikesville.

Survivors include his wife of nearly 54 years, the former Rita Cohen; a son, Robert Goldstein of Lawrence, Kan.; a daughter, Susan Robinson of Cincinnati; and a granddaughter.

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