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GOLDMAN, Marshall I., Ph.D Of Cambridge, formerly of Wellesley, on Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at age 87. He was the Kathryn Wasserman Davis Professor of Economics, Emeritus, at Wellesley College and former Associate Director of the Davis Center for Russian Studies at Harvard University. For 64 years the beloved husband of Merle (Rosenblatt). Devoted father of Ethan Goldman & his wife Julie, Avra Goldman & her husband Steve Greenberg, Karla Goldman & her partner Kim Jaffee and Seth Goldman & his wife Julie Farkas. Loving grandfather of Jessica, Todd, David and Lauren Goldman, Jake, Sam and Nathan Greenberg, Alex and Joey Lopez, Jonah, Elie and Isaac Goldman. Fond brother of Rhoda Frank & her husband Henry. Services at Temple Beth Elohim, 10 Bethel Road, Wellesley, today, Friday, August 4 at 2:00pm. Interment at Beth Israel Memorial Park, 212 South Street, Waltham. Memorial observance at his late residence following the burial and continuing Sunday 2:00-8:00pm. Kindly omit flowers. Remembrances may be made to The Merle and Marshall Goldman Endowment Fund for Jewish Campus Life; c/o CJP (Combined Jewish Philanthropies), 126 High Street, Boston, MA 02110 or Boston Baroque, 10 Guest St. Suite 290, Boston, MA., 02135. Levine Chapels, Brookline


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Published in Boston Globe from Aug. 3 to Aug. 4, 2017.
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August 25, 2017
Your parents and I shared great trip on Blue Train in China.
Peter Dwares
August 24, 2017
What a pleasure to have known the world'best expert on user. There will not be another like him.
jack jennings
August 15, 2017
Dr. Goldman was my professor at Wellesley in 1982-83. I enjoyed his class tremendously, but what I really enjoyed was being in the presence of such a smart and insightful man twice a week for a semester. He was lovely and kind and he helped me understand so much in terms of economics, but also in terms of embracing my intellect. My deepest condolences,
Norma Drew
August 14, 2017
Dear Merle, Avra, Karla, Ethan & Seth, and Rhoda, I learned of Marshall's death just a few moments ago. I grieve for you all.

In one way or another, the Goldman and Eisner families have been connected for nearly four decades. What began as a chance business encounter has grown into a relationship with your family that Staci and I have truly treasured. The stories I have of Marshall are too numerous; in short he was, and remains, a man of true integrity and brilliance, with love for his family (first and foremost), his profession, and his friends. My father counted Marshall as one of his "one-hand friends" (those "best of the best" that you could count on one hand. I will miss him, as I know you will. And I will always recall with thankfulness the great lessons for life he has left me.

Staci and I send our love and deepest condolences.

Stephen Eisner
August 13, 2017
As a former Wellesley student, Professor Goldman's intellect, precision and passion was an inspiration to me. Post Soviet era, he helped so many of us understand the world that was changing before our very eyes. His impact on my intellectual development was profound. RIP, Professor Goldman and peace to his family. I suspect angels and scholars are sitting alongside him as he regales them with tales of politics and history...
Leona Roach
August 10, 2017
What an amazing life filled with true impact on so many. His son Seth, whom I know is truly a reflection of an inspiring legacy that Professor Goldman has left us. My condolences to the family.
Matthew Mitchell
August 8, 2017
I am writing on behalf of my parents Fern ( Goldman) and Manfred Steinfeld, who send their condolences to Merle and the family.
If you'd like to reach out, I am sure my mom Fern would be happy to hear from you. I can send you her information privately.
Please accept our deepest condolences.
Jill Steinfeld Cunniff and Family
Jill Cunniff
August 7, 2017
Dear Karla, Kim and family,
I'm so sorry for your loss. Your father was a remarkable human being. May inspiring memories of him encourage your family now and always.
William Vanderwill
August 4, 2017
Dear Merle and family, we are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Marshall, a gentle, kind, brilliant, extra-dimension academic and humanitarian whose friendship, counsel, and wide-ranging intellect dazzled and lit our Moscow years and far beyond. Sincerest condolences to you and your precious children and their families, Kevin
Kevin Klose and our families
Kevin Klose
August 4, 2017
Dear Karla and family,

Marshall and Merle were always wonderful to us over the years. They welcomed us with open arms when we arrived in Boston 36 years ago, and Marshall, in particular, was helpful in my career, giving generously of his time for events at Harvard. We haven't seen the family in recent years, but we will always remember fondly the family Hanukkah parties. Our deepest condolences. Cousins David & Terry Yoffie
David Yoffie
August 4, 2017
Thinking of you and your family, Karla, and wishing all peace.
Edith Lewis
August 4, 2017
My deepest sympathy to Karla, Kim, and other family members. Sounds like Marshall was a wonderful human being.
Brandy Sinco
August 4, 2017
Dear Karla,
I am a distant cousin who lives in St. Charles, IL. When my father, Marvin Cohen, passed away 20 years ago, Marshall wrote the most beautiful letter to my mother!
Marshall spoke of memories he had of Marvin's friendship growing up.
May you find comfort in the wonderful memories you shared with Marshall.
Linda Cohen
August 4, 2017
Karla & family:
I am so sorry for your loss.
susan crabb
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