Sid Weinstein, 63, comptroller for Advanced Equipment Inc. in Capitol Heights and a Lions Club official who was cited for his volunteer work, died of cardiac arrest Tuesday at Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring. He lived in Wheaton.
Born and reared in Baltimore, Mr. Weinstein moved to Washington at age 18 and graduated from old Central High School.After earning an accounting degree at Benjamin Franklin University, he went to work for the True Blue Beer company in Washington. He then worked for other local firms before joining Advanced Equipment about 12 years ago.
Mr. Weinstein received a number of awards for his volunteer work with Lions Club organizations. He held several offices within the Lions organization, including those of chairman and deputy district governor, and was cabinet secretary for the Lions International District 22-C, which includes Montgomery, Prince George's, Calvert, St. Mary's and Charles counties in Maryland. He also was a former president of the Randolph Lions Club in Randolph Hills, Md.
He was an active member of the Bradeis Club, which was founded more than 50 years ago by former members of the Jewish Community Center in Washington, and Har Tzeon-Agudath Achim Congregation in Silver Spring.
Survivors include his wife of 38 years, the former Bea Ostrinsky, of Wheaton; three sons, Joel, of Boston, Kenneth, of Olney, and Brian, of Potomac; a daughter, Dayna, of Wheaton; two sisters, Pauline Ellison of Baltimore, and Gertrude Kaplin of White Plains, N.Y., and six grandchildren.