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December 3, 2023

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Funeral: Private Service

Marjorie Ruth Goldman, Marj, born on February 6, 1937, and passed on September 19th at the age of 86. Originally from San Francisco, she was a resident of Burlingame, CA for 50 years. She died of complications due to meningioma.

Marj was born to the late Milton and Ruth Levy. She outlived her husband of 49 years, Arnold Goldman, by a decade and is survived by her children, Jennifer Graves and Charles Goldman and her grandchildren Levi and Sam Graves - the lights of her life. The love Marj had for her cousins, Jack and Barbara Becker, and their families was indispensable.

She attended Washington High School and San Francisco State University and taught Special Ed in the San Francisco Unified School district for 25 years. Her father, being a veterinarian, instilled in her a lifelong love for dogs. She most recently cared for a series of ragamuffin Boston terriers.

An active member of Peninsula Temple Sholom, she volunteered widely, most notably at Mission Hospice, Pathways and Mills Hospital. Marj was an avid card player - solitaire by herself, gin with her children and pan with her friends.

Marj was an excellent baker and she and Arnold loved to entertain. Their multi-generational parties are the stuff of legend and were how she best expressed the affection she had for her friends, family and all of the various people in her life. Their love, care and support meant the world to her.

Donations in her name can be made to the charity of your choice.