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Caroline Goldman Cassagnol

November 30, 1950October 2, 2019

Caroline Goldman Cassagnol passed away peacefully at her Bethesda, MD. home on October 2, 2019. The cause of death was respiratory failure. She was born on November 30, 1950 to Ruth Kogod and Marvin J. Goldman, co-owner of the K-B movie theatre chain. She was the granddaughter of Fred. S. Kogod, a prominent DC civic leader and philanthropist. She attended the Sidwell Friends School and the University of Grenoble in France. Prior to returning to Bethesda for health reasons in 2016, she lived for 29 years in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where she designed clothing and jewelry and collected Southwestern paintings, important Native American objects, and historic pueblo pottery. She was the first person to donate pieces of Plains Indian beadwork and pueblo pottery to the State Department’s Diplomatic Reception Rooms. A lifelong animal lover, she delighted in raising her three Rhodesian Ridgebacks and a Chesapeake retriever. She was also very concerned about the plight of endangered wildlife around the world and generously supported efforts to save them. Ms. Cassagnol was twice married and divorced. She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Ronald Kogod Goldman. She is survived by her brother, Robert Kogod Goldman of Bethesda MD. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations to the World Wildlife Fund.


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Eliza Wille

October 16, 2019

Caroline came into my life when I was a young girl and her father and my mother married. A few lasting impressions of Caroline... —She was always “bigger then life” , her adventures spanning the globe!

-Led by curiosity, she pursued love, beauty, ideas, where ever they took her.

-Her humor was legendary- she and her brothers had a coded language of nick- names and obscure references that only they seemed to understand.

-I think her brothers were her absolute favorite people, her dogs a close second.

-Caroline did not suffer fools gladly! She had strong convictions and an exceedingly sharp intellect to effectively convey them.

- She championed causes of fairness, equality and the preservation of democracy. Her political leanings were well documented on social media and followed by many.

Caroline was both kind and sisterly to me. While we lived thousands of miles apart for most of our adult lives, I always felt she “had my back”. She was deeply loyal to her friends and family and I took great comfort knowing she was in my corner.

I thought of her as invincible -having survived many close calls and misadventures. Her life force was immense! I shall miss her generous and caring spirit, her wit and her tenacity. Rest In Peace dear Caroline, and know you will be deeply missed and were very loved.

Irene Beltrán

October 10, 2019

Tuve el honor de conocer a una maravillosa mujer , a pesar que fue muy poco tiempo que compartí pude aprender muchas cosas que siempre llevaré en mi corazón.....
Gracias por tantas historias y buenos momentos, un abrazo hasta donde estés.

Monica Noguet

October 10, 2019

Tuve la dicha de conocer a esta linda persona casi por 3 años , reí , llore y aprendí muchas cosas con ella , hacíamos grandes tertulias de diferentes temas, aprendí a querer mucho mas a los animales x ella, pues fue una luchadora por el bienestar de cualquier animal, en especial sus queridos gorilas y hermosos perros de los cuales conocí a dos de ellos , nunca conocí a alguien tan especial y fuerte ,capaz de Sacar aquella hermosa sonrisa , que nunca olvidare y decirme te quiero , te deseo mi amiga , mi hermana ,como me decías ,un hermoso viaje, estarás por siempre en mi corazón y sacarás una sonrisa, cada día en mi ,con tus recuerdos y tus bromas , por que NUNCA, te olvidare , hasta siempre mi CARO .

Irma Batres

October 10, 2019

Conoci a esta hermosa mujer pase incontables momentos con ella yegue a saber sus gustos por la comida por los animales amaba los chimpancés eran su delirio su sentido de humor era algo muy sobresaliente en su personalidad bob su hermano era su debilidad más grande lo amaba siempre lo decía ,nunca te olvidaré mi querida caroline; tu hermana chiquita como me decías dejastes en mi grandes y maravillosos recuerdos como también tus consejos y tu amor que siempre me lo demostraba todos los días siempre estarás presente por el resto de mis días fue un honor estar a tu lado hasta el día de tu muerte te amaré siempre

Nancy Salem

October 9, 2019

Caroline was an extraordinary woman. Her beauty, smarts, sense of style and taste were second to none. She was funny, bawdy and endlessly kind and generous. We met, of all places, on eBay and became best of friends, spending countless hours enjoying her beautiful home in Santa Fe and prowling the city’s wonderful shops and restaurants. She was a girls’ girl full of fun stories and adventures. Caroline would give you the shirt off her back — literally. I will miss her hearty laugh, sharp wit, and caring eyes. I will miss her warmth. I will miss my friend. It was a privilege to know her, and the memories will be strong. My deepest condolences to Bob, who she loved beyond words and who gave her wonderful care. Rest In Peace, dear Caroline. You will be missed.