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Obituary - LYNN S. GOLDOVITZ

 

August 21, 2020

Congregation Sinai of Central Florida is sad to announce Lynn S. Goldovitz, 67, of DeBary, Florida, passed away on Friday, Aug. 7, 2020. She was born on July 10, 1953, in Wareham, Massachusetts, to Frank E. and Patricia J. Kaasinen. 

After spending most of her life in New England, she moved here to Central Florida from Massachusetts in 2004. Lynn enjoyed a lifetime career in music, playing and teaching multiple instruments, as well as being a talented vocalist. She felt incredibly fortunate to be able to perform at such prestigious venues as the Ryles Jazz Club in Boston, Mass., the Sfat International Klezmer Festival in Sfat, Israel, the Governor's Mansion in New Jersey, as well as numerous festivals worldwide in such diverse locales as New Zealand and the Middle East. She also performed at hundreds of locations in the U.S. over the course of her career.

Her life of extraordinary musical talents combined with her deep faith, led her to a position as music director and spiritual leader for the Jewish community in Central Florida for more than 15 years, while also serving as a spiritual leader with her husband, Joe Goldovitz, at Congregation Sinai for the last 10 years. She taught music and Hebrew to hundreds of students of all ages. Lynn led an active life, full of exercise and a love of the outdoors. She was a certified Tai Chi/Qi Gong instructor, and especially enjoyed hiking and horseback riding. Travel was another love. She made frequent trips to Israel, the Middle East, New Zealand and many of America's states.

She is survived by Joseph, her husband of 49 years; and her three sons Jason, Jeremiah, Joseph; and her sister, Susan Nowotny; 10 grandchildren; and three Chihuahuas, which meant the world to her. She brought joy and love to many. All who knew her will miss her dearly. The world is a poorer, lesser place in her absence. 

Memorial donations can be made in the name of Lynn Goldovitz to Advent Health Hospice of Central Florida. Condolences for the family can be sent to Altman-Long Funeral Home in DeBary, Florida, by contacting funeralservices@altman-long.com.

 

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