Lester Irving Goldfischer

January 27, 1924November 1, 2018

Lester Irving Goldfischer, age 94 born January 27, 1924 of Bronxville, New York passed away on Thursday November 1, 2018 of Yonkers, NY. Beloved husband of the late Marion (nee Fuller) Goldfischer. Devoted father of David Goldfischer, Daniel Goldfischer (Sharlene) and the late Marc Goldfischer. Loving grandfather of Eric and Amy. Beloved brother of the late Murry Fischer and the late Sylvia Moldovan and cherished uncle and great-uncle to many nieces and nephews. A mathematics enthusiast and accomplished electrical engineer, he was devoted to his family and greatly enjoyed engaging in activities in the out-of-doors, global travel and stimulating conversations that challenged the intellect. He was a longtime member of the Sharei Tikvah congregation in Scarsdale, NY, where he enjoyed great friendship and the opportunity to share his Hebrew prowess and rhetorical thought. A native of the Lower East Side, he served in the army during WWII, graduating from Purdue University in 1948 with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and then received a master's degree from Brooklyn Polytechnic before settling in New Rochelle to raise his family. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS).

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  • Funeral Service Monday, November 5, 2018
  • Committal Service Monday, November 5, 2018

Lester Irving Goldfischer

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Rabbi Lester Bronstein

November 5, 2018

Lester and Marion were one of the most beloved and respected couples in the history of our congregation, Bet Am Shalom in White Plains. Their friendships, their leadership, and their contribution to the shaping of the community's values will never be forgotten. Lester designed the Torah reading desk we still use, and I will think of him each time the Torah is read. May his children take comfort in his memory.