Evelyn Goldberg, 91

March 31, 1927 - Sept. 5, 2018
Evelyn Goldberg, March 31, 1927 - Sept. 5, 2018

Evelyn Goldberg, who died on Sept. 5 at her home in North Bellmore, was buried on Friday at Beth David Cemetery in Elmont. A former Montauk summer resident, she was 91 and had dementia for nine years.

Ms. Goldberg owned several boats in Montauk over the years, from which she enjoyed fishing on weekends for flounder and bluefish. Married to Jules Goldberg for 43 years, until his death in 1990, she and her husband enjoyed square dancing. She also enjoyed doing The New York Times crossword puzzle, playing bridge, and spending winters at her home in Surfside, Fla. 

Born on March 31, 1927, in Queens to the former Christina Greenfield and Lawrence Rothman, she grew up in the St. Albans community. She was the valedictorian of her graduating class at Andrew Jackson High School in Queens and attended New York University. She was a member of the Suburban Temple in Wantagh.

In 1970, she joined the JJ Newman insurance agency, where she worked in administrative services and claims for 25 years. After retiring, she volunteered at the Levittown Public Library.

She is survived by her daughters, Jean Stein of Hastings-on-Hudson, N.Y., and Bobbie Xuereb and Lynn Ross, both of San Diego­, as well as her partner of nearly 20 years, Les Wolff. Two grandchildren also survive. A brother, Herb Rothman, died before her. 

Memorial donations have been 

suggested to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Avenue, 7th Floor, New York City 10001, and MJHS Hospice and Palliative Care at mjhsfound­ation.org.