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Gladys Goldsmith, a resident of West Bloomfield, died on August 5th, 2019 at the age of 91. Funeral services arranged by The Dorfman Chapel.

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Location of Service:
The Dorfman Chapel- main chapel (map to our Chapel)
Date of Service:
Wednesday August 7th, 2019
Time of Service:
2:00 PM  
Interment at:
Adat Shalom Memorial Park Cemetery, 28500 6 Mile Rd, Livonia, Michigan
Rabbi David Nelson
Cantor Samuel Greenbaum
Cantor Daniel Gross  
Shiva Information:
The family will be sitting through Sunday evening at the residence of Marsha and Mark Goldsmith Kamin, 10835 Borgman Huntington Woods MI 48070 Phone: (248) 790-9507.

Religious Services will be held on Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday evenings at 7:00PM.

Shiva Hours: Wednesday- following the interment until 8:30PM
Thursday- from 6:30PM until 8:30PM
Sunday- the family will be in the Meer Arts and Crafts Room from 1:00PM until 3:00PM and then back at the Shiva residence from 6:30PM until 8:30PM.  
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Charitable contributions:
The Music Programs at:

The Jewish Hospice & Chaplaincy Network
6555 W. Maple Road
West Bloomfield, MI 48322

or to Hospice of Michigan
43097 Woodward Ave #102
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302
Phone: (248) 387-6013  

Family Members:
Gladys Goldsmith, 91, died peacefully at home on August 5, 2019, surrounded by her family.

Gladys loved her family, music, and the ocean. Above all, she cherished her husband, Arnold. They grew up on the same block in Boston and were married for sixty-one years until his death in 2011.

Gladys’ beautiful voice brought joy to all. After earning a Bachelor of Music from Boston University in 1950, she taught music at Hubert Elementary School for twenty-one years, retiring in 1990. For years she sang in the Beth Shalom choir and performed with the women’s choir, Bel Canto.

Gladys embraced Detroit, her adopted home, winning a Spirit of Detroit Award in 1983. An avid volunteer, she became Sisterhood President at Beth Shalom, and was honored by the Women’s League of Conservative Judaism for distinguished service. As a tutor, she helped adults and children learn to read.

Gladys’ lifelong pleasures included traveling, bridge, and ice cream. Her Oakland Community College book group dedicated itself to fiction by women. Every other summer for decades she and Arnold vacationed with their children’s families, starting with reunions at Nantasket, their favorite beach near Boston. Her passion for life was contagious. It made her an unforgettable presence in the lives of those who knew her.

She is survived by her children Janet (Steven) Sarratore, Marsha (Mark) Goldsmith Kamin, Steven (Cathy) Goldsmith; grandchildren Alana (Greg) Mulford, Shira (William) Good, Andrew (Lindsey) Sarratore, Sam (Courtney Loraine) Goldsmith, and Joel Goldsmith; great grand children Sophia and Eloise Good, Austin and Jackson Mulford, and Eliza Sarratore; Mark’s children Rachelle (Brad) Minus and Amira (Matthew Rucker) Freidson and grandchildren Asher and Zoey Minus, and Chaya and Samuel Freidson Gaynor.  

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