Louise Gutman Goldberg


On October 14, Louise Gutman Goldberg at 96. She is survived by children David (Betsy Close) Meyer and Ellen Meyer; stepsons Nelson (Marcia) Goldberg and Jonathan (Nancy) Goldberg; grandchildren Rachel (Nick) Jenkins, David Close, Laurel Meyer, Jennifer (Adam) Garfield-Abrams, Gretchen (Jeremy) Edwards, Audrey Goldberg and Grady (Ashley) Goldberg; six loving great-grandchildren, and five nieces and nephews and their families. She was predeceased by husband Sylvan Goldberg; sister and brother-in-law Claire and Jack Wasserman; brother and sister-in-law Henry and Bobbie Gutman; and parents Leo and Hortense Gutman. A former marriage to the late Morton Meyer ended in divorce.

In addition to raising her children, she was a teacher by profession, ranging from Miss Betty’s Nursery School to her deep connection with the Children’s Guild as both a volunteer teacher and later a member of the board. She cherished her lifelong affiliation with Oheb Shalom Congregation. Her extensive travels encompassed much of North America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. She was an avid tennis player, a lover of all of the arts, and cherished nature and the outdoors. Spending time with family and close friends was an integral part of her life. In her later years, she enjoyed playing bridge and knitting. Mostly, she was known for her gracious manner, concern for and generosity towards others and never-ending love for her family.

Contributions may be made to: the Louise and Sylvan Goldberg Scholarship Fund at Central Scholarship Bureau, 6 Park Center Court, Suite 211, Owings Mills, MD 21117 or to the Children’s Guild, c/o Mission Advancement, 6802 McClean Blvd., Baltimore, MD., 21234 or online at: www.childrensguild.org/give.

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