Arnold J. Weinstein (better known as Arnie, AJ or Armando) a long time resident of Marin County passed away peacefully on December 8, 2022 at the age of 78.
He is survived by his daughter, Tamara Weinstein; cousins, Irena Tseitlin and family, Anna Katzman and family, Ruth Dafnai and close friends.
Arnie grew up in Washington DC where he went to Keene Elementary, Paul Jr. High, Calvin Coolidge High through middle of 11th grade; then finished at Montgomery Blair High School. He was a graduate of University of Maryland where he studied Psychology and a member of Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity.
He married Susan Matzger after meeting her in college and they had two children; Tamara and Gregory. He was a father, brother, son, husband, friend, and lifelong entrepreneur and businessman. He deeply cared about everyone close to him, fought for what he thought was right and for what he wanted, and helped everyone he knew as best he could.
He was a newspaper boy, shoe salesman, car salesman, manager at Xerox in Pennsylvania, and then became a California Real Estate Broker working in commercial real estate. His varied career even included a stint as a concert promoter.
Arnie had a strong and special spirit with a beautiful smile. He was considered the 'cool' Dad, with funny sayings, a sense of style, hip taste in music (especially Motown), and love for cars (classic and European).
Maui and the Hawaiian islands earned a special place in his heart. He loved the sunsets, water, snorkeling, wearing aloha shirts, shorts and slippers, and the Hawaiian spirit. His other passion was sports; tennis, skiing, basketball, football and baseball. AJ was a big fan of the Warriors, 49ers (especially the Joe Montana era) and Giants (and the Commanders). One of his favorite experiences was coaching a little league team named the Pirates in Tiburon, where Johnny Mosley was one of the kids on his team.
He was a supporter of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Foundation, American Cancer Society, and American Heart Association.
His daughter, Tamara, Carlos Ascencio and dog Kona were by his side throughout his transition. He is now at peace. In a touching spiritual alignment, Arnie passed on the day of his son Gregory's death. They are now reunited.
A private memorial service will be held at a future date.
In Lieu of flowers, and because of Arnie's love of dogs, the family is asking that you make a donation to Rocket Dog Rescue.