LAWRENCE--Hulda. Born Hulda Janos Goetz, in East Liverpool, Ohio on July 23, 1920, the daughter of Albert and Clara Cohn Goetz. After growing up and attending schools in Atlantic City, New Jersey, the family moved to New York City, where Hulda enrolled in a special program at New York University where she received both her B.A. and M.A. degrees. She was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and captain of the female debating team, joining Tau Kappa Alpha. She was an officer of University organizations, including the International Relations Club, throughout her university career. She also organized war efforts from 1938 to 1942 for students by collecting funds and arranging meetings, including one where Eleanor Roosevelt spoke. Hulda joined the national staff of the Girl Scouts of America and was sent all over the country to train scout leaders. She was also a member of the Women's City Club for over 50 years. She married Morton Brown Lawrence in 1954 and they were married for 52 years. Morton passed away August 26, 2006 at the age of 85. In 1960, she and her husband founded a newspaper specifically for the Upper East Side, called "Manhattan East". Two years later, they founded "Park East", which was published until 1993. During that time, Hulda's particular field of writing was "Shopping with Hulda" and reviews of wines and restaurants. She traveled the world in her capacity as a writer and reviewer for Park East. Hulda passed away on April 18, 2014, surrounded by friends. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, May 1, 2014 at 1pm at Plaza Jewish Community Chapel, 630 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY.
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Published in The New York Times on Apr. 22, 2014