Iris J Goodman

December 16, 1943May 12, 2022
Obituary of Iris J Goodman
Iris Goodman, whose sardonic wit was surpassed only by the joy she took from being a loving mother and wife, passed away May 12, 2022, at the place she loved most: her home in Shaker Heights. She was 78. Iris was the oldest of four children to the late Leonard and Betty Wolfe of University Heights. She met her forever dance partner and future husband of nearly 58 years, Alan Goodman, at a lunchtime sock hop at Wiley Junior High School. Together they raised three children: Larry, Laura and Josh (Andrea Dominguez). Throughout her life, she poured her considerable energy and talents as a gardener, entertainer and interior decorator into creating a home that she never tired of sharing with friends and family, especially around Thanksgiving. While Iris encouraged her children to take risks, explore the world and pursue their callings, she was foremost a proud resident of Cleveland. No amount of travel convinced her that anything could top a summer concert at Blossom Music Center, a Geraci’s pizza or a night out with lifelong friends she made at Cleveland Heights High School and B’nai Jeshurun synagogue. She was similarly devoted to her grandchildren Morgan, Trevor, Matthew, Sofia and Ilona, all of whom will carry on her offbeat sarcasm and kindness to strangers. Services will be held at Berkowitz-Kumin-Bookatz Memorial Chapel 1985 S. Taylor Rd., Cleveland Hts., Sunday May 15 at 1:00PM. To view the service Sunday at 1PM go to scroll down to obituaries, select the obituary of Iris Goodman, click on her obituary, scroll down to join live stream, click on join live stream. Interment Bet Olam Cemetery (B’nai Jeshurun section) Family will receive friends at the residence, 23600 S. Woodland Rd., Shaker Hts. IMMEDIATELLY FOLLOWING INTERMENT SUNDAY UNTIL 8PM and MONDAY & TUESDAY 2-4 & 6-8PM. In lieu of flowers, family suggests contributions to the Gathering Place. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Goodman family.

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Sunday, May 15, 2022

Iris Goodman Funeral Service

Sunday, May 15, 2022


Sunday, May 15, 2022

Shiva following interment SUNDAY UNTIL 8PM


Shiva MONDAY & TUESDAY 2-4 & 6-8PM