Marilyn Goldman
1924 - 2021
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Marilyn Goldman (nee Pollack) passed away on April 8, 2021 at the age of 96 at her residence in Dedham, MA. Marilyn was born in Cape Girardeau, MO on November 27, 1924 to Jake and Esther Pollack. She graduated from Northwestern University in 1944 with a degree in psychology. Later that year, Marilyn met her husband of 62 years, A. Leon Goldman, on a blind date in Selma, AL where Leon was stationed with the Army. Marilyn and Leon were married in September 1945 in Selma, spent several years in Washington, D.C. where Leon practiced law after his release from the Army, and ultimately decided to raise their family in Leons hometown of Auburn, NY. In 1993, Marilyn and Leon moved to Chestnut Hill, MA where they resided until Leons passing in 2007. Marilyn then moved to Newbridge on the Charles in Dedham, MA where she enjoyed playing bridge and attending performances and lectures. Marilyn was active in the Jewish communities in both Auburn and the Boston area and spent much of her later years reading, listening to jazz music, traveling, engaging with her friends at Newbridge, and visiting with her extended family. Marilyn is predeceased by her husband, Leon. She is survived by her children, Vivian Schaar (Richard), Stanley Goldman (Carol), Harry Goldman (Jettie), and Gerry Goldman (Liz); her grandchildren, Leslie Schaar (Bruce), Eric Schaar (Sylvia), Eden, Daniel, Elliot (Rachel), Seth, and Oliver; and her great-grandchildren, Asher Clotworthy, Jacob and Alex Schaar. A private burial ceremony was held for family at Beth El Cemetery in Syracuse, NY on April 12, 2021. If desired, contributions may be made in Marilyn Goldmans name to Hebrew Senior Life Hospice, Development Department, 1200 Centre Street, Boston, MA 02131 and online at birnbaum funeral service, inc. Syracuse, New York 315-472-529.

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Published in The Needham Times from Apr. 17 to Apr. 22, 2021.
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April 21, 2021
To Gerry and Family: Please accept my sincerest condolences for the loss of your mother
J. Magill
April 19, 2021
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief, and find comfort from knowing that God draws close to the broken-hearted.
T. D.
April 19, 2021
Condolences to the family . Of course your family lived three houses down on south marvine . Recall a wonderful neighborhood growing up. God bless
Dr Joseph Karpinski Jr
April 19, 2021
I remember her fondly. She was a Cub Scout den mother for a while. And after all these years-decades-I´m grateful for how she led us little ones by her example: be warm, inquisitive, and accepting.
Rick Balian
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