David Jay Weinstein



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David Jay Weinstein passed away on Saturday, July 9, 2016 after a lengthy illness.  He was 62.  Born in Brooklyn, New York he lived in Queens, N.Y., Long Island, N.Y., and North Plainfield N.J. before moving to Livingston, N.J. in 1984.  He had attended Brooklyn Polytech for one year and then SUNY Stoney Brook where he earned a B.S. and an M.S. in metallurgical engineering.  He had worked as an engineer at first and then later entered the investment world working for the World Financial Group in Fairfield, N.J. for the past ten years.  He retired earlier this year.  He was a member of the Folk Music Society of N.J. first in Roseland and later in Livingston, N.J..  He had been a Democratic Party Committeeman in Livingston for over 25 years and was still serving at the time of his death. For over a decade, he coached in the Livingston Soccer League. He had been an active member of Temple Beth Shalom in Livingston for many years, chairing its Nursery School Board and working on its Soup Kitchen.  Currently he was a member of Chavurat Lamdeinu in Summit, N.J..  He is survived by his wife, Debbie Weinstein (nee Ashendorf) of Livingston, N.J., two sons, Eliot (Amy) Weinstein of Virginia Beach, VA., and Ari Weinstein of Santa Monica, CA., as well as a sister Eileen Weinstein-Levy of West Palm Beach, FL. and a grandson, Avi Weinstein.  The family would be honored with donations made in David's memory to Caring Voice Coalition.  David owed his longevity in part to the generosity of this organization: http://www.caringvoice.org/.