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Dorothy Susan Butzow Goldberg


1933 – 2013 - | Obituary Condolences
Sue Goldberg, accomplished weaver, globetrotter, cat lover, and adored mother, grandmother, aunt and friend, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 7, 2013. Born on February 5, 1933, to the late John and Dorothy (nee Dick) Butzow, Sue grew up in Sycamore, IL, and made the most of her 80 years by living life to the fullest.
She married Isadore Lawrence "Larry" Goldberg in June 1959 and they settled down in Metuchen, NJ, for 40 years. They spent their golden years in San Diego, CA, where Sue tutored school children, volunteered at the Mingei International Museum, traveled the world, and became an amateur photographer. Sue's first love was weaving and she was a longtime member of both the Westfield Weavers' Guild (NJ) and the Palomar Handweavers' Guild (CA).
Sue is survived by her son, Robert Goldberg and his wife, Young Soon; daughter, Karen Finn and her husband, Mark; grandchildren, Arielle, Kaylene, Toby and Jessica; sister-in-law, Sally Butzow; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents and two brothers, Ernest and Robert.
The family wishes to extend their gratitude to the Palomar Medical Center for their support in her final days.
Arrangements for a celebration of Sue's life will be announced at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Palomar Handweavers' Guild, www.palomarweavers.org; the Westfield Weavers' Guild, www.westfieldweavers.org; or the Textile Museum, www.textilemuseum.org.
Published in the Pomerado News on Aug. 22, 2013
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