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Obituary - EUGENE GOODMAN

 


Eugene Goodman of Lake Mary, passed away on Monday, Aug. 12. He was 83 years old. Mr. Goodman, a lifelong resident of Cleveland, Ohio, relocated to the Orlando area in 2010. He was born Sept. 20, 1929, and was the son of the late Albert Schultz and Caroline (Weisz) Schultz. Mr. Goodman worked in finance and was an accountant. He was a veteran of the Korean War, serving in the U.S. Army. He was married to the late Edith Appel, who passed away in 1990. Mr. Goodman was the consummate volunteer, beginning in high school and continuing throughout his life. In 2005, he was honored with the Volunteer of the Year award in Cleveland for his over 10,000 volunteer hours to the finance department of a Cleveland nursing home. For more than 20 years, he was active in Cleveland Jewish Community Center, working backstage on lighting and set changes for the many musical productions produced.

In Lake Mary, Mr. Goodman continued his volunteer services, giving his time to the Lake Mary Senior Center and assisting with the bulletins at Congregation Ohev Shalom. He also volunteered at the Seminole County Animal Shelter as a file clerk and called bingo at Oakmont Village where he lived.

Mr. Goodman is survived by his two sons, Steven (Ilanit) of Highland Park, Ill., and Andrew (Grace) of Lake Mary; and two granddaughters. He is also survived by his twin sister Eileen Feld of San Leandro, Calif., and was predeceased by another sister Renee Feldman. Graveside funeral services were held Mount Olive Cemetery in Solon, Ohio. In memory of Eugene Goodman, the family requests contributions to the Bea Bernstein Volunteer Award Fund, c/o Montefiore, 1 David N Myers Parkway, Beechwood, Ohio 44122. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Beth Shalom Memorial Chapel, 640 Lee Road, Orlando 32810.

 

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