Samuel Goldman, teacher and Boston Red Sox fan, 90


Samuel Goldman of Somerset, New Jersey, passed away on Wednesday, April 21, 2021, at the Somerset Woods Rehabilitation & Nursing Center. He was 90.

Born and raised in the co-ops section of the Bronx, he moved to Riverdale upon marrying his wife Isalene. It was there they raised their daughter Melanie, and were active members of the community. He moved to Somerset in 2016 following the death of his wife.

He graduated from Hunter University and worked as an elementary school teacher throughout the New York City school system before retiring in the mid-1980s. He then returned to school, earning his master’s degree in family counseling service, where he worked throughout the 1990s.

He was an involved member of the Society for Ethical Culture in Fieldston and the Benjamin Franklin Reform Democratic Club in Kingsbridge. He loved photography, videography, Red Sox baseball, journalism, and distributing his family newsletter.

He loved to swim, and enjoyed spending his summers at the Skyview Pool Club.

His wife, Isalene Goldman, died in 2016. He also was preceded in death by his sister, Mildred Goldman-Hochteil.

Surviving are his daughter and son-in-law, Melanie and Jimmy McNamara of Somerset; and three grandchildren: James, Tess and Lauren.

Private funeral services have been held under the direction of the Gleason Funeral Home in Somerset.

Samuel Goldman,