BANGOR – Kenneth “Ken” Brian Goodstein passed away peacefully in his sleep Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014. Ken had been in failing health for a number of months. He was born Nov. 2, 1954, in Bangor, where he resided for the majority of his life.
He was predeceased by his father, Benjamin Goodstein. He is survived by his mother, Hilda Goodstein of Bangor; and his brothers, Lawrence Goodstein of Bangor, and Henry Goodstein and his wife, Josephine, of Newnan, Ga. He is also survived by nieces, Rebecca Wilkins and Sean of Ashburn, Va., and Anastasia Belford and Jon of Maplewood, N.J.; as well as great-nephews, Evan and Connor Wilkins; and great-niece, Samantha Belford.
Ken worked at the Bangor Airport and for the past several years, resided at an OHI residence in Bangor, where he was lovingly cared for by the OHI staff, especially his primary caregiver. Lewis Johnson. He participated in the Special Olympics and was an avid recycler. In his younger years, he had an uncanny ability to listen to the radio, watch TV, and read the newspaper, all at the same time.
Funeral services will be held noon Tuesday, Feb. 11, at the Jewish Funeral Chapel, 118 Center St., Bangor. Interment will follow at Beth Israel Cemetery, Bangor. The family requests that contributions be made in Ken’s memory to OHI, 25 Freedom Parkway, Hermon, ME 04401; or Beth Israel, 144 York St., Bangor, ME 04401. Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.BrookingsSmith.com.