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09/10/10 - NNHS Newsletter -
Stanley Goodman

Stanley Goodman
(02 Aug 1927 - 08 Sept 2010)

Newport News High School Class of June 1945

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

    We have another sad Memorial Edition of the NNHS Newsletter today.         Stanley Goodman, Class of June 1945, passed away at Riverside Regional Medical Center in Newport News on Wednesday, September 8, 2010 at the age of 83. His siblings, Phyllis Goodman Kemack (09 Aug 1923 - Feb 1986), and  Dr. Eugene Goodman (also June of 1945), preceded him in death.  May his memory be for a blessing always.

   From Fred Field (June '45) of CA -  09/09/10, 9:16 AM - "     Stanley Goodman":

To Carol Harty...,        Thu. Sept. 9, 09
The below obit. is probably our classmate from June, 1945.  The age seems right.
Unfortunately I'm leaving town this morning and will not be back until Tuesday.
Note that the obit. says it will be expanded in tomorrow's DP...

Fred W. Field
Fullerton, CA

   Thank you for letting me know, Fred.

From the Daily Press - 09/09/10:

     Stanley Goodman  
  HAMPTON - Stanley Goodman, born on Aug. 2, 1927, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2010. He was a devoted and loving husband to Lena Laibstain Goodman; and father of Stuart Goodman (Judy), Eric Goodman (Janet), Edward Goodman (Holly) and Debra Goodman Altier (Alex).

Full obituary to run in Friday's edition of the Daily Press.

Peninsula Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in Daily Press from September 9 to September 10, 2010.

From the Daily Press - 09/10/10:

     Stanley Goodman  

HAMPTON - Stanley Goodman, beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, departed this life on Wednesday, Sept. 8, at Riverside Regional Medical Center.

He was born Aug. 2, 1927, in Wilson, N.C., to Abe and Ann Goodman. The family moved to Newport News in the early forties. Upon graduation from Newport News High School in 1945, he entered the U.S. Navy and served as a hospital corpsman at the U.S. Naval Receiving Station in San Pedro, Calif. He received the American Area Medal and WWII Victory Medal.

Stanley Goodman was the founder of Goodman & Son's Jewelers in Hampton and Williamsburg, and worked side by side with his wife, Lena, family and staff for many years.


Stanley Goodman




Stan was preceded in death by his sister and her husband, Phyllis and Daniel Kemack; and his brother, Dr. Eugene Goodman.

Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Lena Laibstain Goodman; his sons, Stuart (Judy), Eric (Janet), Edward (Holly); daughter, Debra (Alex); nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews; sister-in-law, Evelyn Goodman; and brother and sister-in-law, Nathan and Sarah Laibstain. He was very proud of all.

A funeral service will be conducted by Rabbi Norman Golner in B'nai Israel Synagogue, Hampton at 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 12, 2010. Burial will follow in the Jewish Cemetery of the Virginia Peninsula.

The Goodman family would like to thank Stephanie Wallace for her compassionate care given to Stanley and to the other health care providers that had taken care of him at home.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the , Norfolk VA Office, 870 Greenbrier Circle, Greenbrier Tower II, Suite 104, Chesapeake, VA 23320 or B'nai Israel Synagogue, 3116 Kecoughtan Road, Hampton, VA 23661, or your favorite charity.

Peninsula Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in Daily Press from September 9 to September 11, 2010. Visit Guest Book


September 09, 2010

Today, Virginia is less one great man.. My father Stanley Goodman was a pioneer of his industry and the most amazing. father ever.. I miss you, Dad.

September 09, 2010

Deepest Sympathy, in our thoughts and Prayers

~ Brendan and Mary White, Alicante, Spain

September 09, 2010

Dear Mrs. Goodman, Stuart, Eric & Ned
I am so sorry to hear about Mr. Goodman's passing. Heaven has another angel and there is another bright star in the sky looking out over all of you. I hope that warm and wonderful memories help you all through the upcoming days as you celebrate your husband/father's life.

~ Tracey Hensley - Riverdale Mgt. Co., Hampton, Virginia

September 09, 2010

So sorry to hear of your father's death. He will be greatly missed.
My prayers are with you and your family at this time,
Cathi Smith Pope

~ Cathi Smith Pope

September 09, 2010

Dear Mrs. Goodman, Stuart, Eric, Edward, Debra, and all the staff at Goodman & Sons, we are so very sorry to learn of the passing of Mr. Goodman. He was, indeed, a Good Man and will be deeply missed. Please take comfort in knowing you are in the thoughts and prayers of many at this time.

~ Therese Joergler, Hampton, Virginia

September 09, 2010

To the Goodman family, my thoughts and prayers go to you on this solemn time. I have many memories of Mr. Goodman while I was growing up, especially coming into the jewelry store and be greeted by him when my grandparents used to take me to the store every weekend..

~ Unsigned

September 09, 2010

Dear Mrs. Goodman, Stuart, Eric, Ned and Debra - I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Although I never had the privilege of meeting Mr. Goodman, there is no question as to how much he was loved and what a wonderful father and husband he was. My prayers are with you.

~ Cyndi Yakshe

September 09, 2010

Dear Mrs. Goodman, Stuart, Eric, Ned & Debra,
Andy and I, along with our children, Peter and Christina, would like to extend our deepest sympathy for the loss of your loving husband and father. May he rest in peace and may his memory be eternal.

~ Maria, Andy, Peter & Christina Call

September 09, 2010

We were so sorry to read in the paper of your father's passing. We've heard you speak of him often; he will be greatly missed.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and yours during this difficult time.
In Deepest Sympathy,
Charlotte and Dave McGinnis

~ Charlotte and Dave McGinnis

September 09, 2010

Dear Lee, Stuart, Eric, Ned & Debra, I am so sorry to hear of Stanley's death and I want you to know I share in your sorrow and that I "care".
It is so difficult to lose someone so dear and so special. He was a wonderful Husband, father, grandfather and friend. I am a better person for having known him. May God be with all of you.
Nancy Green

~ Nancy Green

September 09, 2010



September 09, 2010




   Our sincerest sympathies are extended to the entire Goodman family and their friends at this time.

   Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!  We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty

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