Richard A. Goldstein, a former Washington businessman who became executive director of For All Seasons, a behavioral health and rape crisis center on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, died Dec. 20 at the Hospice of Queen Anne’s in Centreville, Md. He was 70.

The cause was cancer, said his sister, Carol Goldman.

Mr. Goldstein began his career in the early 1970s with Auto-Train, an operation that carried passengers and their vehicles by train from the Washington area to Florida. He became the company’s vice president and chief operating officer. In the 1980s, he owned several discount clothing stores in the Virginia and Maryland suburbs.

In the early 1990s, Mr. Goldstein moved from Alexandria to the Eastern Shore, where he joined For All Seasons as an intern and within two years rose to the position of executive director, a title he held until his death. He also counseled clients as a social worker.

Richard Alan Goldstein was born in Washington and graduated from the private Sidwell Friends School in 1962. He received a bachelor’s degree from George Washington University in 1966, a master of business administration degree from American University in 1968 and a master of social work degree from the University of Maryland in 1992.

Mr. Goldstein received honors recognizing his work in the mental health field, said his sister. He was an Easton resident.

Survivors include his wife of 38 years, Janet Price Goldstein, and two daughters, Samantha Goldstein and Elise Wooters, all of Easton; a sister, Carol Goldman of Potomac; and four grandchildren.

— Emily Langer