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July 30, 2020

Tribute to Jerry Goldstein

On Sunday, we lost our beloved friend, co-worker, and ally, Jerry Goldstein.

Jerry was a partner and the COO at Lake Centre for Rehab and Rehab Therapy Works in Florida, both partners of Confluent Health. He fought valiantly against cancer and will be remembered for his warm spirit, endless wisdom, energy, and kindness.

Obituary for Gerald Goldstein

Gerald “Jerry” Goldstein, age 73, died peacefully surrounded by his wife and daughters on July 26, 2020, at his home in The Villages, FL after a courageous battle with cancer.

Jerry was born on December 11, 1946, in Corpus Christi, TX to George and Rose Goldstein. He was raised in a military family and moved every 2 years during his school-age years including living in Rota, Spain for 2 years of high school before graduating from Sanford High School, Florida. While in high school, he enjoyed running track and playing football.

He graduated from FSU with a Bachelor’s degree in Business. While at FSU, he met Carla and they were married in March of 1970. Soon after marriage, Jerry joined the Air Force where he was a 1st Lt. Missile Launch Officer in Minot, ND until his honorable discharge in 1973. Later, he received his Master’s degree in Healthcare Administration.

Jerry and Carla raised 3 daughters and have 5 grandchildren. Jerry was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and cousin. He was passionate about playing the piano, writing poetry, and spending time with family and friends. Jerry especially loved FSU football and being a season ticket holder.

Jerry and his brother, Bob, successfully founded, owned, and operated Lake Centre for Rehab which over the past 40 years has grown to include 10 outpatient clinics across 5 counties. Jerry was the Chief Operating Officer until his retirement in May 2020.

He is survived by his wife, Carla Goldstein; daughters Denise Junkin, Jennifer Gelb (James), and Angela Turner (Craig); brother Robert Goldstein (Donna); and five grandchildren, Andrew, Sean, Dain, Madison, and Emma.

Family and friends are invited to attend a viewing on Sunday, August 2, 2020, from 3:00-5:00 pm at Morrison United Methodist Church in Leesburg, FL.

Memorial services will be conducted Monday, August 3, 2020, at 11:00 am at Morrison United Methodist Church in Leesburg, FL. Interment will follow at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL.

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to be made to Morrison United Methodist Church, Cornerstone Hospice, or the Wounded Warrior Project. To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Gerald Goldstein, please visit the Heartfelt Sympathies Store. 

Full obituary available here.

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