John Louis Goldstein, 70, owner of the former Golden Parrot restaurant died Thursday at his home in Washington after a heart attack.
A gregarious man who always greeted patrons with a warm smile. Mr. Goldstein purchase the restaurant at 20th and R Streets NW in 1950.
Housed in a converted dark red mansion, it was known then as the Parrot Tearoom. He renamed it the Golden Parrot and made it into one of the better restaurants in the city.
Mr. Goldstein sold his restaurant about three years ago.
Born in Russia, Mr. Goldstein came to Washington with his family as a child. He graduated from Central High School and George Washington University.
Before he went to the restaurant business he was a salesman for a wholesale liquor firm.
Mr. Goldstein was a member of the Amity Club, the Woodmont Country Club and Adas Israel Congregation.
He is survived by his wife, Hilda T., of the hoem: a son, Ronald, of Washington; a daughter, Janel Apatoff, of Baltimore; a brother Dr. Morris Goldstein, and two sisters, Mary Hassin and Kate Smith, all of Washington another brother, Samuel Lewis of Los Angeles, and five grandchildren.
Another brother, Goldie Ahearn, also a restaurant owner and well known boxing promotor here, died in 1974.
The family suggest that expressions os sympathy be in form of contributions to the Heart Fund.