Funeral services will be held Thursday at Hillside Memorial Park in Culver City for David Wilstein, the founder of a prominent Los Angeles development firm, who died over the weekend at the age of 89.
Since establishing Realtech Construction Co. in 1976, Wilstein had overseen more than 100 projects, including high-rise office towers, medical buildings, apartments, hotels and shopping centers, the Los Angeles Times reported.
The Pittsburgh native, who had a bachelor’s degree in engineering, came to California in the 1950s and got a job with the state helping designing freeways. He met his wife, Susan, two weeks after moving to L.A., and the two were married more than 60 years.
Wilstein eventually grew his company internationally, developing buildings in Japan, Thailand, Turkey and China. Wilstein was also responsible for some prominent L.A. office buildings, including the 12-story Roar building on Wilshire Boulevard at Roxbury Drive in Beverly Hills and the 25-story Wells Fargo Center at Wilshire and San Vincente boulevards.
Wilstein, a resident of Beverly Hills, died Sunday of natural causes, the Times reported. He is survived by his wife and daughter.
—City News Service
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