February 2, 1920 – May 16, 2019
Marian “Mitzi” Goelman passed away on May 16, 2019. Born February 2, 1920 to Ruth (Wynbrandt) and Nathan Waldman in Cleveland. Mitzi was a lifelong Cleveland resident. She married Allan Goelman in 1943, and together they raised 4 children. Along with Allan, Mitzi was a member of Ha'shomer Ha'tzair. They had planned to make Alliyah and live on a kibbutz. However, WWII and children kept them in Cleveland. They visited Israel several times, and Mitzi remained an ardent Zionist throughout her life. She belonged to Pioneer Women, and on her last visit to Israel in her 80's, she celebrated her Bat Mitzvah. Mitzi was a lifelong learner. She began teaching Hebrew School at age 16, and received a Bachelor of Hebrew Letters Degree from the Cleveland College of Jewish Studies in 1970. For over 60 years she and her childhood friends held a monthly book club. Known for her positive attitude toward life, Mitzi instilled her children with optimism and a "can do" approach to life's challenges. She was a spiritual person, who enjoyed religious services as well as study sessions, particularly with Rabbi Kutner. At age 90 Mitzi moved to the RH Myers apts. Except for bingo, which she thought was a waste of time, Mitzi took her usual front row seat for nightly programs. Her years at Myers were filled with great happiness. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Mitzi was predeceased by her parents, husband Allan and 3 siblings Jack Waldman, Morris Waldman and Helen Pearlman. She is survived by her children: Sharon (Les Meritsky) Goelman, Leah (Al) Bloom, Naomi (Mark) Rosenfield and Michael (Barbara) Goelman, 10 grandchildren, and 13 great grandchildren. Services Sunday May 19 at 10 a.m. at the BERKOWITZ-KUMIN-BOOKATZ MEMORIAL CHAPEL 1985 S. Taylor Rd., Cleve. Hgts. Friends of Naomi and Leah will receive at Landerhaven, 6111 Landerhaven Dr. Mayfield Hgts. AFTER SERVICE UNTIL 3 P.M. Friends of Sharon and Michael will receive at the Goelman residence 3701 Mayfield Rd., Apt 103, Cleve. Hgts AFTER SERVICE UNTIL 8 P.M. AND MONDAY THRU WEDNESDAY 2-4 AND 6-8 P.M. The family requests donations to The Menorah Park Foundation, 27100 Cedar Rd, Beachwood 44122 or to a charity of choice.
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