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March 17 2021 at the age of 89 due to Coronavirus complications. Predeceased by his parents, Reuben and Esther Goldman; sister, Miriam G. Gould; mother-in-law Elsa K. Grundstein; father-in-law Irving R. Grundstein; and brother-in-law Myron Kolko. He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Lynn Kay (Grundstein) Goldman; devoted children, Jonathan D. Goldman, Lisa (Edward) Pelta and Ruth (Justin) Heller; loving grandchildren, Rachel (Alex) Finkel, Alex Pelta, Sam, Emily, and Lauren Heller; adored great-grandchildren, Anna & Ari Finkel; sister, Dvorah Kolko; sister in law, Jane Leopold and husband Fred; brother in law, Lewis Gould and many nieces, nephews, cousins and devoted friends in Rochester and Aventura, Florida where he spent winters.

Arnold was a third-generation Rochesterian and loved the city. He was a graduate of Monroe High School and Cornell University where he developed lifelong friendships with fraternity brothers at Beta Sigma Rho. He went on to Harvard Law School where he was President of the Harvard Law School Forum and developed a keen love of the law. He taught Constitutional Law and courses on the Supreme Court in Rochester and Florida.

He was a member of both the New York State Bar Association and Florida Bar. He authored many articles on the law and co-authored 10 editions of Business Law Principles and Practices over a span of 30 years. He loved writing humorous letters and poems to friends and family.
Arnold served in the U.S. Army from 1956-1958. While stationed at the Quartermaster Depot in Philadelphia, he revised a manual on military contracts and received a commendation medal for his work.

He was a strong supporter of Israel, visiting to study there in the summer of 1950 and making many subsequent visits. In his early years in Rochester, he served on the Boards of the Jewish Community Federation and Temple Beth El. He was an active supporter of The Hillel School and served as President for many years.

Arnold will be remembered by his family and friends for his humor, smile, and gentle ways.
Donations in his memory may be made to Temple Beth El, 139 Winton Rd. S, Rochester, NY 14610 [LINK]; Willie & Celia Trump Synagogue, 7000 Island Blvd., Aventura FL 33160 [LINK]; or The Hillel School, 191 Fairfield Dr., Rochester, NY 14620 [LINK].

His funeral services will be held on Sunday, March 21, 2021, at 11 am in the Sanctuary of Temple Beth El, 139 Winton Rd. S. Interment at Mt. Hope Cemetery. Those who cannot attend the service can watch it via

The link for Shiva on Sunday starting at 7 PM can be found at

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