Michael David Goldstein, 80, of Fitchburg, WI, died Sunday, January 12, 2020 after a long illness.
Michael grew up in the Bronx, New York, where he was born November 15, 1939. After military service and undergraduate school at City College, he came to the University of Wisconsin-Madison to obtain a Ph.D. in physiological psychology and later became a clinical, licensed psychologist and consultant to business.
Michael loved his family above all. He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Mary Lou Muns Taylor, his daughter, Amy Rebecca (Dan) Weiss of Minnetonka, Minnesota, his sons, Andrew Jason Goldstein of Madison and Dennis Patrick Taylor (Heather Gilbraith) of Vancouver, British Columbia, and his brother, Noah Stephen Goldstein of New York City. He adored his four grandchildren, Max and Zoe Goldstein and Jacob and Eliana (Ellie) Weiss. He especially loved many nieces and nephews from the Goldstein, Muns and Stowe families. He was preceded in death by his parents, Israel (Tully) Goldstein and Sally Merson Goldstein, and his beloved sister, Marilyn Morris Hulkower.
Michael was a caring, generous and brilliant man. When you talked with him, he listened intently and with compassion. He guided the careers and lives of many who sought his wisdom. He was always available to help the people he loved. He loved to travel and spend time with friends and family, and thought sitting at dinner with good friends, good food and good wine was Valhalla. But he was most proud of his trophy for longest motorcycle jump.
A memorial service will be held on Sunday, January 19 at 2 pm at Tripp Commons in the Memorial Union, University of Wisconsin, 800 Langdon Street. In lieu of flowers, donations to Thea’s Table Weekend Food Program are appreciated. Donations may be made online at Food4TI.org or by check to Food for Thought Initiative/Thea’s Table, C/O The River Food Pantry, 2201 Darwin Rd., Madison, WI 53704.