Goldman’s store founder eulogized

The funeral for Bernard M. Goldman, the founder and chief executive of Goldman’s Department Store, was conducted Wednesday, Aug. 25, at Temple Israel in Dayton.

Mr. Goldman died Saturday at the age of 89.

Mr. Goldman served as a captain in the U.S. Air Force and was a past president of the Jewish Federation of Greater Dayton. He also served on the boards of the Dayton Jewish Center, Jewish Family Service, Covenant House and Covenant Manor.

Mr. Goldman also was a past chairman of bonds for Israel and was a recipient of the Prime Minister’s Award. As well, he received the Louis Brandeis Award of the Z.O.A. He also was on the board of the National Council of Jewish Federations.

Mr. Goldman was a past president of Temple Israel and also served many charitable organizations in Florida. He held positions of responsibility in the United Way, Dayton Area Chapter of the American Red Cross, Wright State University Foundation, Dayton Performing Arts Fund, Big Brothers/Big Sisters and the Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce.

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After retiring in 1979, he chaired a committee to help Vietnamese and Cambodian refugees enter American society.

Mr. Goldman was preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Jane Goldman, brothers David, Mark and Robert, sisters Rita and Mae, and his wife, Marilyn.

He is survived by son Jeff and daughter-in-law Tanya Goldman, daughter Wendy and son-in-law Jeff Horwitz, grandchildren Adam and Kelly Snow and Courtney and Chad Cummings, great-grandchildren Tyler and Lucas Snow, brother Louis, sisters-in-law Helen and Bernice Goldman, and many nieces and nephews.

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