Lester Allen Goldberg
Born 12/8/1926 in Syracuse, NY
Died 6/13/2013 in Palm Beach Gardens


Lester Allen Goldberg, 86, passed away on Thursday, June 13 at his home in Palm Beach Gardens. He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, and uncle. Lester was born in Syracuse on December 8, 1926 to Moses and Minnie Greenhut Goldberg. He was a graduate of The Manlius School; and Syracuse University, where he earned his BS in business administration in 1948. he was a member of Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity. He was a veteran of WWII having served in the US Army. On June 21, 1964 he and Joyce R. Berman were married in Danville, VA. Lester dedicated his life to his family, faith and community. He was the President of M. Goldberg and Sons Furniture Co. of Fulton and Oswego, and a co-owner of The Fulton Motor Lodge. Lester was a past president of The United Way of Greater Fulton; The Fulton Toastmaster\'s Club; and Temple Adath Yeshurun. He was a Vice President of The Jewish Home of Central New York. He was a past chairman of the advisory board of the Fulton Salvation Army; the Retail Merchants Division of the Greater Fulton Chamber of Commerce; and The Red Cross Blood Recruitment Program. He was a dedicated blood donor who had a lifetime donation of 11.5 gallons of blood- 1 pint, 93 times since 1949. Lester was a member of Temple Adath Yeshurun and Lafayette Country Club. Lester was also active in Florida where he was a member Ballen Isle Country Club where he served on the Neighborhood Advisory Committee; and the Fitness Committee.

He is survived by his wife, Joyce of 48 years; their daughters, Meg (Dr. James) Umlas, and Abbe (Ross) Groffman; grandchildren Bradley, and Caroline Groffman, and Golde and Gabriel Umlas; his sister, Sandy (Dr. Peter) Townsend; and nieces, Margo Zimmermann, and Ruth Colbus.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, June 17 at Temple Adath Yeshurun. Friends may visit with the family immediately prior to the service from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Temple, 450 Kimber Road. Burial will be in Adath Yeshurun Cemetery. Donations, in lieu of flowers, may be made to Temple Adath Yeshurun.
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Date of Death: June 13, 2013
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