Laurence R. Goodman

by | Mar 1, 2013 | Obituaries

Norfolk—Laurence R. Goodman, June 26, 1922–February 13, 2013

Beloved husband of Iris (Berman), father of Jerilyn, Jeffrey (Jeannie), and Rebecca (Ron Stone), grandfather of Jared (Becky Seel) and Sarah, and great-grandfather of Lena; loving son and brother of Joel (Miriam) and Melvin (Ross).

Born in Bayonne, N.J. to Sara and Salic, “Red” Goodman was a star high school basketball player before attending the University of Wisconsin and Rutgers. After naval service in the South Pacific during WW II, Larry joined the third generation of Goodmans in the family furniture business in Jersey City and managed the North Bergen store from its opening in the 1960s. Larry was an officer of the Furniture Association of N.J. and served as president of Twin Brooks Golf Club in Watchung. Actively committed to his Jewish communities in Springfield, N.J. and Bayonne, justifiably proud of his golf game, especially his putting; above all, devoted to his family and life-long friends; he was a mensch. May his memory be a blessing to all who loved him.

Graveside services took place at B’nai Abraham Cemetery in Union, N.J.

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