Shirley Goldman

by | Dec 21, 2012 | Obituaries

Virginia Beach—Shirley Goldman died on Dec. 11, 2012 at the age of 93.

Shirley was the daughter of Dora Weiss, a fixture in the local Hadassah organization until her death in 1976.

Shirley lived her entire life in the Norfolk- Virginia Beach area. She graduated from Maury High and later served her country in the U.S. Coast Guard during WWII.

Shortly after the war, Shirley met and married Jack Goldman, her loving husband of 54 years. Jack and his brother, Matthew, owned and operated Goldman’s Shoes, a family business they started following their military careers. Jack, a decorated combat veteran of WWII, passed away in 1999.

Shirley will be remembered for her outgoing personality, her “never met a stranger” attitude and her zeal for life. She was an avid and competitive golfer for all of her adult life, and she attributed her long years and good health to the fresh air and exercise that accompanied her passion. She made many lifelong friendships through the sport.

Shirley leaves behind a loving family: her son Edward and daughter-in-law Kathleen of Virginia Beach, daughter Anne, of Virginia Beach, who provided much care and emotional support to Shirley over the last few years, and son Michael, of Atlanta, Ga. In addition, she is survived by her grandchildren Claire and Jonas Goldman and Noah Goldman Stockton and his wife, Jocelyn.

Shirley lived a good and happy life and was especially content at Beth Sholom where she resided at the time of her death. The family appreciates all that the administrative and care-giving staff did to enrich the last years of her life.

A contribution in Shirley’s honor may be made to Beth Sholom Village, 6401 Auburn Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23464. A memorial service was held at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 5792 Greenwich Road Virginia Beach. Condolences can be made at