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Leona (Jacobs) Goldman

June 14, 1916 ~ December 25, 2017 (age 101)
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Leona Goldman, 101, died December 25, 2017 at Huron Woods in Ann Arbor. She was born in Toledo on June 14, 1916, in Toledo, Ohio, to Nathaniel and Rae Jacobs. She graduated from Woodward High School and then attended the University of Toledo, where she graduated as valedictorian. She married Norman Goldman in 1939 and they were married 54 years before his death from Alzheimer's in 1993. They had two children, Allan (Judy) Goldman and Barbara (Phil) Zaret. She was a loving and involved grandmother to six grandchildren, Tony (Kay Hsu) Zaret, Daniel (Selena) Zaret, David (Mollie Wong) Goldman, Michael Goldman, Tom (Michelle) Goldman, and Beverly (Jermy) St. Louis. Also surviving are five great-grandchildren, Elijah, Miles, Caitlyn, Nathan, and Isaac.

Leona lived a long and productive life. When few women worked outside the home, she worked part-time in an accounting firm, and she regretted that she had never become a CPA, a career not then open to women. She enjoyed bridge, reading, and baking, as well as volunteering. She transcribed Braille books for school children, and she assisted at the Arthritis Foundation and the Alzheimer's Association . She loved to read, with an affinity for words that showed up in fierce games of Scrabble and a strong vocabulary that did not weaken with age. She was an avid contract bridge player, accruing masterpoints in the American Contract Bridge League. After her husband's death, she spent several years being a snowbird in San Diego, enjoying an active social life. Leona was a lifelong member of Congregation B'nai Israel of Toledo.

At the age of 90, Leona moved to Brookhaven Manor in Ann Arbor to be closer to her daughter, where she lived until moving to Huron Woods in 2015. The family is deeply grateful for the loving and compassionate care she received, from all the staff at Huron Woods, by Leslie O'Mara of Shared Care Services, and at Brookhaven Manor.

Services will be held at Beth Shalom Cemetery on December 28, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. The family requests that donations be made to Huron Woods, Alzheimer's Association  (Great Lakes Chapter of Michigan or Northwest Ohio), the Myron Edelstein Food Pantry at Jewish Family Services of Toledo, or a charity of your choice .


Charitable donations may be made to:

Jewish Family Services of Toledo
Sylvania Avenue, Sylvania OH 43560

Charity of donors choice

 Service Information

Graveside Service
December 28, 2017

10:30 AM
Beth Shalom Cemetery
420 otter Creek Road
Oregon, OH 43616

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