ALVIN N. WEINSTEIN
WEINSTEIN, ALVIN N., a brilliant lawyer, virtuoso musician, Army veteran and most important devoted family man, died in his home Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016. The depth and scope of Al's knowledge was startling. He spoke four languages, played violin in symphony orchestras. He could discuss history, philosophy or football in detail. He was relentlessly curious, and consumed books and newspapers. Ask him a question, he knew the answer. Although Al travelled much of the world, his great love, other than the United States, was Israel. Beginning in 2011, the Weinsteins visited four times, volunteering for the Israeli Defense Forces. Al was well-read, erudite, and passionate about politics. He was dignified, but not stuffy, and had a sharp, sometimes silly sense of humor. He also had deep faith. As a child, Al studied Torah at a synagogue his grandfather founded in Middle Village, Queens, New York. He celebrated a second Bar Mitzvah when he was 83. He attended Queens College and transferred to the University of Miami on a music scholarship in his junior year. He was concertmaster of the University of Miami Philharmonic. After receiving his Bachelor's Degree in Music, he entered the University of Miami School of Law. After earning his law degree in 1953, he was commissioned an Infantry Officer in the U.S. Army. He spent his legal career in Miami, most recently with Weinstein, Bavly & Moon. He tried more than 250 cases, and won about all of them. He was born July 4th, 1929. PAl's mother, Rose Rubin, was born in Odessa; his father, Nat Weinstein, was born in Poland. He married Maxine Hart in 1958, and the two have four children: Scott William Weinstein, of Naples, FL., Joshua L. Weinstein, of West Hollywood, CA., Andy Weinstein, of Boca Raton, Molli Robbins, of Palmetto Bay. Alvin's family includes Maxine; Scott's wife, Hetty, their daughter, Maya, and their son, Michael; Andy's wife, Julie, and their daughters, Dara and Madeline; Molli's husband, Jonathan, their son, Benjamin, and their daughter, Lauren. His favorite charities were the Jewish National Fund and Sar-El Volunteers for Israel. His funeral is scheduled for noon Friday, Oct. 14, at Mount Nebo/Kendall Memorial Gardens, 5900 SW 77th Ave., 33143.
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