Lester Marvin Goldman

July 20, 1945 - July 2, 2008

07/20/1945 - 07/02/2008

Past Services

Sunday July 06, 2008
2:00 pm
Forest Lawn Cemetery
8100 Granby Street
Norfolk, VA 23505
757-441-1753 | Directions

Norfolk- Lester Marvin Goldman, age 62 died Wednesday July 2, 2008 at his residence with his loving family at his side. Lester was born in Norfolk to the late Milton and Anita Goldman. He served in the US Navy during the Vietnam War; he later worked in Civil Service as a Purchasing Agent. Lester was an International Lions Club member, Blinded Lions Club, a member of the DAV, Blinded Veterans and involved with Jewish Family Services.

He was preceded in death by his wife Marsha Goldman.

He is survived by his son, Lee B. Goldman ; grandson, Mason Goldman ; sister Rosanne Roble; brother Ross Goldman; sister-in-law Susan F. Katz ; niece Robin Katz and nephew Rabbi Neil Katz. He is also survived by his caregiver whom he loved as a daughter, Christina Bennett and her husband Danny and their five children.

A graveside service will be conducted by Rabbi Arthur Steinberg, Sunday, July 6, 2008 at 2:00 PM at Forest Lawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family asks that memorial contributions be made to Jewish Family Services. Arrangements are under the care of Altmeyer Funeral Home, 5792 Greenwich Road Virginia Beach. Condolences may be offered to the family at altmeyer.com

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Julia Walters
8 years ago

I am so saddened to hear of Lester’s passing. He was a great friend and coworker of mine for many years at the Naval Supply Center, Purchasing Dept. After hearing that Lester has left this world, I feel it is a less kind and gentle place. I know that Lester is joyful to be rejoined with Marsha, the love of his life! I will keep his family and friends in my prayers.

Mark Waitsman
8 years ago

I am sorry to hear of Lester’s passing. I had the pleasure of knowing him for more then 40 years and knew of no kinder person. My sympathy to the whole family.

Mark Hecht
8 years ago

I knew Les through my business dealings with the Naval Supply Center. He was in Purchasing and I was in military sales. Not only was he the utmost professional, but also one of the kindest gentlemen with whom I have ever spoken. I am saddened to hear of his passing. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family.

carol haymond
8 years ago

I met Mr. Golddman four yrs. ago & we became good friends even after I moved out of state. He was the friendliest gentleman ever, always smiling even through all his discomforts & pain that I know he must’ve had. I truly count myself as blessed for knowing him & I’m so thankful for e-mails, allowing us to keep in touch…Love Ya, Mr. Goldman

Donna Callahan
8 years ago

I was so shocked and saddened to hear of the passing of Lester. I worked with Lester for years at Pierside Procurement, Norfolk Naval Base. He was not only my coworker, he was my dear friend. Lester was one of the kindest people God put on this earth. My deepest sympathy and prayers are with all of his family and friends. He was truly special!


Donna Callahan

Susan Laub-Zatcoff
8 years ago


I was close friends with your mom as pre-teens and teen-agers. I remember being at your parents’ wedding. They were so in love and stayed that way until Marsha’s too-soon death. They were ecstatic when you came into their lives. I just found out about Lester yesterday and I am quite sad. Mason brought them both much joy during their illnesses. Remember the good times, your folks had a wonderful, positive attitude about life. I miss them both.

Susan Laub-Zatcoff

Ken Jessup
8 years ago

Lester, you have always been an inspiration to me and all the members of Chesapeake Bay Chapter o/t Blind. You and Marsha were instrumental in the transition from one organization to the NFB. Your smile and sense of humor along with your quiet guidance will continue in all our activities. Please say “HELLO” to Marsha, safe journey my friend.

Norman Soroko
8 years ago

My sincerest and deepest condolences to the entire family. My family was very close to Marsha, of blessed memory, Susan and Stephen. Please accept my deepest wishes in this most difficult time.

Shirley Grissom, Chair - Maury Class of '63
8 years ago

Please accept our sincerest condolences. We missed Lester at our 40th reunion but had hoped to see him at the 50th. He will be with us in spirit.

Judy and Bill Wood
8 years ago

We want to send our sympathy to Lester’s Family during this time of sorrow. We know how much Marsha and Lester loved their Family, especially their son Lee, and Grandson Mason.