by | Jun 8, 2018 | Obituaries

Virginia Beach —Iris B. Goodman, 91, died peacefully on June 2, 2018.

Beloved wife of Larry, loving mother of Jerilyn Goodman, Jeffrey and Jeannie Goodman and Rebecca and Ron Stone, grandmother of Jared Goodman and Becky Seel and Sarah Goodman and Umair Khan, great-grandmother of Lena and Jonah Goodman.

Born in Bayonne, N.J. to Judge David and Mary Berman, sister of Edward.

Loved by many for her warmth, intelligence, self-deprecating sense of humor and amazing culinary talents, Iris was a woman of many talents and unmatched energy who poured both into her family, friends, and community. After graduating from Cornell, Iris joined the staff of the Newark Star Ledger as a reporter, later writing a syndicated column on baby and child care under the pen name Iris Lane.

Iris and Larry raised their family in Springfield, N.J. and spent their last years in Virginia Beach, Va. Always reading and learning, Iris spent countless hours helping others do the same, teaching English to new immigrants, reading books for the blind, taking courses, joining book clubs, volunteering with the League of Women Voters and PTAs, and serving as president of the Springfield chapter of Hadassah.

Iris and her children are indebted to the staff at Beth Sholom Village and the many personal aides who cared for her with love and selfless dedication. Words can’t express how much their devotion, friendship and professionalism are appreciated. She will be remembered for the warmest embraces, the kindest gestures, the funniest words, the most delicious desserts, the smoothest tennis stroke, the greatest smile, and the inherent goodness that made her unique.

May her memory be a blessing to all who loved her. Interment in New Jersey. Online condolences may be offered to the family at