July 11, 2019

Herman Wayne Goldstein

Herman Wayne Goldstein


Voice of the Conchs, H. Wayne “Goldie” Goldstein, born Jan. 12, 1951, passed from this earth July 5, 2019. Wayne is survived by Susan Saunders Goldstein, his loving daughter, Jacqueline Annette Goldstein, son Ashby Goldstein (Brandi), four precious grandchildren, Rebecca, Jacob, Caroline and Nathan Goldstein; Sister, Clara Fabal, brother-in-law, Ron Saunders, nephews Mark Fabal, Ronnie and Jimmy Bailey and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family, including his beloved dog, Coco. Wayne was predeceased by his parents, Herman and Myrell Goldstein, his brother William “Billy” Bailey, niece Sheri Fabal Harden, brother-in-law, Gene Fabal, niece Donna Bailey Ray and nephew, Ricky Bailey.

Wayne’s love of sports began at an early age. It was a love that carried him through Little League baseball, to catcher for the Key West High School 1969 State Championship and to his final days as he watched the College Baseball World Series on ESPN while in ICU at Mount Sinai Hospital. Wayne coached Little League baseball, little league football and girls softball.

He was best known for being the “Voice of the Conchs.” Wayne’s greatest joy was announcing, but his proudest moments were announcing his son as the Key West High School band director and his daughter as the Key West High School cheerleading coach. Wayne was a great man with a generous heart, giving endless hours to youth sports in our community. His talents did not start and end on the field; he was also a talented trumpet player and his ability to inspire others led him to be captain of both the baseball team and band his senior year in high school. He was proud of being a Conch and a graduate of the Class of 1969.

Wayne never met a stranger and always wanted to make everyone feel important. He was a mentor to many, a friend to all, lending a hand, a hug or a joke to anyone in need. He loved his family, he loved his friends, he loved life, he loved announcing and will continue being the Voice of the Conchs in Heaven. In honor of Wayne, the family requests that Conch attire or colors (crimson and gray) be worn at the Celebration of Life, which will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, July 13, at Key West High School Auditorium, 2100 Flagler Ave., Key West, Florida. Family and friends will gather at 5th Street Baptist Church Fellowship Hall immediately following the Celebration of Life to share stories and memories.

The family is setting up a scholarship in Wayne’s memory. Information will be made at a later date and the family asks that in lieu of flowers, that donations are made to this scholarship.