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Ernest F. Goldschmidt

Ernest F. Goldschmidt, Ernest was born in Neirstein, Germany on October 31, 1914 to parents, Wilheim and Rachel Goldschmidt. He embodied the strong values and Jewish faith of his parents and six siblings. In 1936, he and his family settled in New York. He proudly served in the Army and was a decorated World War II hero. In 1952 he married Rosalee Braverman and they relocated to Laredo, Texas for opportunities in the retail business. Ernest adopted and helped rear Rosalee's daughter, Diane. When Ernest retired in 1974, he and Rosalee moved to Houston to be near Diane and her husband, Stanley Novy and their two daughters, Mara and Meredith. He and Rosalee had full lives in Houston with time happily spent with family and friends. They especially loved the role of being grandparents to Mara and Meredith who were the center of their lives.
After Rosalee's untimely death in 1993, Ernest developed a close and caring relationship with Bugger Cohn and was warmly welcomed by Bugger's extended family. With joy, he experienced more growth to his family when Mara married Jeremy Rabinowitz and Meredith married Paul Terranova and then was elated when he became a great grandfather to Kip and Kate Rabinowitz.
Throughout Ernest's life, his strong qualities of adaptability, friendliness, loyalty, modesty, and sincerity enabled him to have many close relationships. These are traits he modeled for his surviving daughter, son-in-law, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. He felt blessed and was grateful to have a long, good life, surrounded by his beloved family and friends. In addition to immediate family, Ernest is survived by his sister-in-law and friend, Edith Goldschmidt, and nieces and nephews in Florida, Minnesota, and Israel.
Funeral services will be held, Monday, Sept. 2, 2013 at 11am in Emanu El Memorial Park. Ernest's children and grandchildren are grateful to the many kind people who were so caring. In particular, we thank Bugger and her extended family for their continued support and love, Yvonne Isidro of Access Personal Care for the best and most compassionate nursing anyone could ever want, and Houston Hospice staff who saw to Ernest's care at the end of his life with extended kindness to us.

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Published in Houston Chronicle on Sept. 2, 2013
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