March 31, 1930 – March 20, 2021
GOZONSKY, EDWIN, 90, died on March 20, 2021. He was the fifth of six children of Archie and Ida Halperin Gozonsky of Laconia, New Hampshire. He graduated from Laconia High School in 1948, where he was valedictorian, winner of the Merit Cup, and a successful debater. In 1952, he graduated from Yale University, where he continued his successful debating career, made lifelong friends, and served as his Class Agent for 20 years. He then went to Harvard Business School, graduating in 1954. He served as an enlisted man in the U.S. Army from 1956 to 1958 in the U.S. and Panama. He spent his career as an institutional stockbroker in Boston for several large firms ultimately becoming Vice President of Investments at Paine Webber.
Over the years into retirement, Ed gave philanthropic donations to many causes, often seeking out smaller organizations who were off the beaten path and needed more support.
In 1965, he married Dorothy Adelson of Providence; they were married for 53 years until her death in 2018. He was a loving and supportive stepfather to her two daughters, Judith and Diane. He is predeceased by his wife, his stepdaughter, Diane Goodman, and his sister and four brothers. He is survived by his stepdaughter, Judith Golias, her two sons, Andrew and Peter, Diane's two children, Steven and Sandra, and three step great-grandchildren. He was a loving brother to his two surviving sisters-in-law, Paula Izeman and Dee Gozonsky.
He was very close to his nieces, Lynne Hodgman and Joan Chamberlain, and to his nephew, Eric Freidman. In addition, his many other nieces and nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews will all miss him terribly.
The Gozonsky family would like to express their deep gratitude to Penina Posner, who lovingly cared for Ed over the last several years, especially during the COVID pandemic. She shopped and cooked for him, went to appointments with him, kept him safe, and nursed him when he was ill.
Ed will always be remembered for his quick wit, intelligence, good advice, and love for his family and friends. Our hearts are sad, but he gave us wonderful memories to cherish.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to the charity of your choice.
A virtual funeral service will be livestreamed on Zoom on Friday, March 26th, at 1:00 PM Eastern. Here is the link: https://zoom.us/j/95251139007?pwd=T1VuU1B3N1VnNlVoSWY3cjdzSzFlQT09 Meeting ID: 952 5113 9007
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A private burial will follow at 2:15 pm which will also be livestreamed. Here is the link: https://zoom.us/j/95078034868?pwd=TEFsQSt5WVc3Z2owYVhUTDB1R0g4Zz09 Meeting ID: 950 7803 4868
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No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
March 27, 2021
Ed was a gentleman and a scholar. I am Judi’s best friend and after Judi moved to Tennessee, I became closer to Dot and Ed. He was a good father to Judi and a devoted husband to Dot. He called Judi Doodlebug, playfully. He was always gracious to me and a stimulating conversationalist. This is a big loss to the family.
March 26, 2021
Ed was a father to me we always did not agree on things but as the years went by I loved him like a father he gave me lessons of wisdon and things that you can not get from a book he will be greatly missed I loved him so very much Judi Golias
March 25, 2021
Ed was, quite simply, the best uncle in the world. Supportive, loving, sweet, wise, and funny. Throughout my four years at Brown, three years of law school in Boston, and four years of legal practice there, he was always up for a lunch out and a thoughtful conversation. Regular phone calls kept us close over the last 38 years --"This is Uncle Ed, calling from the hub of the universe...," --long conversations full of stories and warm interest in my life and the lives of my husband and kids. It was a privilege to know him. I will miss him more than I can say.
March 25, 2021
Edwin and Dorothy were early members of the Providence Village, now The Village Common of RI, and I had numerous occasions to speak with them. I enjoyed our "friends" conversations over the years. Their lives were a blessing.
Anne Connor, Member/Volunteer
BARBARA AMBER SCHWARTZ
March 25, 2021
TO THE FAMILY,
I WAS SO SAD WHEN I HEARD ED,MY FRIEND PASSED.hE WAS VERY SPECIAL TO US.I KNEW HIM FOR 53 YEARS.WE HAD MANY HAPPY TIMES TOGETHER I SHALL MISS HIM.HE WAS ONE OF A KIND
WITH LOVE,BARBARA AMBER SCHWARTZ
March 24, 2021
Ed will be remembered as a WONDERFUL brother-in-law. ..(.Notice the capital letters I used for wonderful! )
His cheerful , positive attitude prevailed in all our conversations. During Covid we spoke often and relived many stories of the family going back over the years. Every chat was upbeat and warm, because that's the person Ed was, always thoughtful and kind in every way.
He will be remembered with love by everyone who was fortunate to have known him.