The prominent Honduran businessman and politician Gilberto Goldstein Rubisnstein has passed away At the age of 83 in a hospital in Tegucigalpa, the capital of Honduras, his relatives confirmed in recent hours.
Gilberto Goldstein was one of Honduras’s foremost businessmen, a man of solidarity and an entrepreneur, as well as a notable banker and industrialist. He was also an excellent business leader in several trade union organizations, leaving a great legacy to the country.
Caused his death commotion between different sectors of the country, including the National Party and the Honduran Council of Private Enterprises (Cohep).
He will be buried in San Pedro Sula General Cemetery, where the remains of his parents and son Mark lie.
Goldstein reportedly fought against Amyotropic Lateral Sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, for about 12 years.
The businessman was born on April 15, 1937 in the city of San Pedro Sula, whose parents were Boris Goldstein and Mrs. Gustava Rubinstein, both from Russia. He had been married to the lady Alice Goldstein since 1958 and together they had three children: Mark Lori and Deanna.
Goldstein Rubisnstein studied at the Mondragón Kindergarten and later at the José Cecilio del Valle Institute, both in San Pedro Sula. He also studied academically at the high school level at the Augusta Military Academy in Virginia, USA, and later studied finance at the University of Pennsylvania, at the Wharton School.
He also stood out at his trial in the Legislature, where he was a deputy from 1986-1990, served as Chairman of the National Party’s Central Committee and a former presidential candidate in 2005 through the movement “For a Better Alternative (Puma ) “.
Likewise, he was president of the Olimpia football team and the late Federal, of the first division of Honduran football. Also Secretary of the Presidency of the Republic from 1990 to 1994 and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Banco Atlántida.
He is the younger brother of journalist Jacobo Goldstein, who lives in South Florida after decades of coverage of the White House. A list of recognitions is added to its history, including the Grand Cross Gold Plate award, awarded by the National Congress.