Ethel Pollock Goldman

by | Jan 20, 2022 | Obituaries

Virginia Beach—Ethel Goldman, 94, died December 8, 2021.

She was predeceased by her loving husband Bernard Goldman. They enjoyed 49 wonderful years together.

A native of Norfolk, Mrs. Goldman graduated from Maury High School and The College of William and Mary. Following her love of English and History she was a wonderful teacher for many years. In her later years she found joy in tutoring elementary students through BEAR and other reading programs.

Mrs. Goldman was a member of Temple Israel since its inception. She was active in the Sisterhood and multiple fundraisers. She volunteered for Habitat For Humanity and the Beth Sholom Auxiliary. Her loves in her retirement years were her Stock Club activities and her Book Club meetings.

She is survived by her son Harry (Iris) Goldman of Gaithersburg, Maryland; her daughter Celia (Jay) Friedman of Virginia Beach; and her son Charles (Wendy) Goldman of Norfolk. Also to cherish her memory were her grandchildren Wendy (Jeremy) Stoller of Bloomfield Hills, Michigan; Kari (Mitchell) Rotenberg of Los Angeles, California; and Becky Goldman, of Gaithersburg. She is also loved by her great grandchildren Sloane Stoller, Dylan Stoller and Aden Rotenberg.

A graveside service was conducted at Forest Lawn Cemetery by Rabbi Michael Panitz.

Donations may be made to Temple Israel, Beth Sholom Home or a charity of your choice. Online condolences may be offered to the family at