Richard Marc Goldstein, 77, of Loma Linda, California, passed away on January 25th, 2022.
Richard was born on January 2nd, 1945 to Pauline and Edward Goldstein in Philadelphia. After graduating from Long Beach High School in 1962, he went on to study Biology and Philosophy at Adelphi University. He received his medical degree from the University of Bologna in 1971.
After completing his residency in family practice and emergency medicine, he opened his first medical practice in Riverside California in 1977. Richard stayed active in the medical field, most recently being the medical director of a large practice until his passing.
Richard is survived by his wife, Cecilia, son Edward (Amy), daughter Veronica, stepson Arthur Floruti (Sandra), stepdaughter Mireille Floruti, and beloved grandchildren Kai Flowers, Nathaniel Goldstein, Emmett Goldstein, Hannah Varnava, Wyatt Floruti, Lillian Floruti, Michael Maas, and Robert Maas. He is also survived by first wife Mariella, and many relatives and friends.
Richard was predeceased by his mother, father and sister, Susan.
Richard was a fighter his whole life. At the age of 5 he contracted Polio. Richard spent years in and out of hospitals. He endured dozens of surgeries and still managed to lead an eventful childhood and long life.
Richard never accepted the word no. He did not allow his disability to define him and he always fought to show others that it did not. He learned to ski when he was told it was not possible, he stood for 16 hour surgeries when he was told he could not endure them. He found a way to convert a manual car while in Italy so he could drive, when others told him it was not possible. He became an ER doctor when others told him he could not move fast enough. Until his passing, Richard did not accept no and he modeled this belief for all who knew him.