Longtime Mattituck resident Lyn Goldstein passed away suddenly on May 11, 2023 at her home in Mattituck, NY

Born October 1, 1945, the daughter of Rae (Binen) and Harold Goldstein, she was raised in New York City.

Lyn is a graduate of the New York Academy of Music (now part of NYU’s Steinhardt School) and has composed music for several off-Broadway shows.

A lifelong entrepreneur, Lyn owns and operates several highly successful restaurants in New York City, including Ambrosia on East 60th Street and Lyn’s Café in Midtown, where columnist Liz Smith is passionate about “…food Great, Lyn is doing her super hostess in a small amount.” She has also had a successful career as a headhunter in the hospitality and corporate catering industries.

Lyn is a trailblazer for gay rights in New York City, active in the groundbreaking phase of the city’s Human Rights Campaign Fund, and a staunch supporter of North Fork Women NFWF.

Lyn is an accomplished oil and watercolor artist who designs exquisite jewelry crafted from sea glass, rare gemstones, and silver. Her first beautiful piece of sea glass was a glass she found while walking on Breakwater Beach.

Lyn bought her home in Mattituck in 1987, drawn to the beauty, tranquility and lifestyle of our North Fork.

An animal advocate and rescuer, Lynn spent her early years as a frequent volunteer at the North Fork Animal Welfare League. Over the years, she and her wife Chris have lived with countless dogs and cats (and a horse at one point), as well as many koi (and some very senior koi) who miss her every day.

Lynn, a feisty and dynamic woman with a wicked sense of humor and a good appreciation for life, survived in Mattituck and New York with her loving wife, Christine Rendel; Brothers, Melvin Goldstein (Cynthia) of Cleveland, Ohio and Jay Goldstein (Sharon) of Monroe Township, NJ; and countless dear friends. Nephews and nieces include Andre Goldstein, Craig Goldstein, Dechen Surkhang and Stacy Goldstein.

A memorial service will be held at Frank E. Campbell in New York on Wednesday, May 17 at 11 a.m., followed by a funeral service in Westchester, NY

We would like to thank the Southold Police Department and Mattituck Rescue Team for their assistance.

This is a paid notice.

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