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Joy Goldstein of Miami, passed away on Sunday, Sept.15, 2013, at her residence. She was 85 years old. Though she considered herself a “native,” she was born in Columbus, Ohio, on Jan. 14, 1928, to the late Samuel and Betty Stone Alpert, moving to Miami when she was three years old. Joy attended school in Miami, graduating from Miami High. She went to the University of Miami prior to her marriage to the love of her life, Harold, in 1947. He passed away in March 2007. She was a member of Temple Beth Am in Miami for nearly 55 years. After her children were all in school, she returned to college, graduating with a degree in elementary education. For the next 20 years, she was a reading specialist in the Dade County School system. Mama Joy—to all who knew her—only knew “family.” Once you were part of her world you were a part of her family.

A graveside service was held at Mt. Nebo Cemetery in Miami with her granddaughter, Rabbi Shana Goldstein Mackler officiating. Mrs. Goldstein is survived by her children Sammy Goldstein and Bill Yahner of Altamonte Springs, Jack and Honey Goldstein of Cape Coral, Fla., and Susi and Jim Walker of Miami; her sister, Judy Fraden, of Altamonte Springs; grandchildren Brian, Shana (James), Scott, Staci (Shawn), Matthew and Jessi (Brian); and great-grandchildren Elahna, Hannah, Sylvie, Shawn and Shane.

In memory of Joy Goldstein, the family requests contributions to the Norman M. Wall Memorial Fellowship c/o Congregation of Reform Judaism, 928 Malone Drive, Orlando 32810. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Beth Shalom Memorial Chapel, Orlando.


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