Ida Goldstein

Ida Goldstein, 95, a resident of Shalom Apartments in Warwick before moving to Cherry Hill Manor in Johnston several years ago, died Monday at the Miriam Hospital after a brief illness. She was the widow of the late Joseph H. Goldstein.

A graduate of the old Commercial High School in Providence, she was facile at language and during her school days was a winner of the prestigious Anthony Medal for essay writing. She also enjoyed playing golf and solving the crossword puzzle in the Sunday New York Times.

Mrs. Goldstein was a skilled contract bridge player who accumulated many master points over several decades.

She lived in Rhode Island most of her life, largely in Providence and Cranston, and also lived for eight years in Watertown, N.Y., where she was an active member of Congregation Degel Israel.

For many years Mrs. Goldstein was also a volunteer in the trees for Israel program.

She also worked in the bookkeeping department of the Shepard department store in Providence.

Born in Providence on Feb. 26, 1918, Mrs. Goldstein was the daughter of the late Charles and Rebecca (Levine) Brotman.

She is survived by a daughter, Lynda Steinberg (Hy), of Broomfield, Colo.; two sons, Gerald S. Goldstein (Ann), of Smithfield, and Dennis B. Goldstein (Nancy), of Oakland, Cal.; six grandchildren, Danna McLaughlin and Mathew Steinberg; Jennifer Parson and Jonathan Goldstein; and Joshua Goldstein and Jeremy Goldstein; and eight great-grandchildren, Sophie and Stella; Eva and Ben; Joe and Rosie; and Felix and Theodora.

She was the sister of Pearl Snyder Jacobson of California; the late Paul Brotman and the late Mary Volpe.

The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 15, at Shalom Memorial Chapel, 1100 New London Ave., Cranston, with burial in Lincoln Park Cemetery.

Shiva will be observed Thursday and Friday, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m., at the home of Gerald and Ann Goldstein, 76 Colwell Rd., Smithfield.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to your favorite charity.

1 Comment

  1. Jim and Janie Hughes
    Aug 15, 2013

    Gerry and Ann,

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. Your mother had a long and fruitful life, but we know that she will be missed. May she now rest in peace and God’s grace be with you and your family.

    Jim and Janie

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