Died peacefully and unexpectedly on January 18, 2021, as a result of COVID, virtually surrounded by her beloved family.
Beverly was predeceased by her parents Samuel and Evelyn Paulin. She is survived by her beloved husband of 58 years, Marvin Groden, adoring and cherished children Amy (Jonathan) Katz, Debbie (Paul) Levin, & Sheryl Groden (Sean Pager); granddaughters Samantha & Zoe Katz, Emily & Jessica Levin, Sophie & Sasha Pager; siblings Ronna (Jeff) Berliner & Elaine Gold; nieces & nephews Jodi (Jon) Roberson, Lori (Edwen) Belza, Marcie (Joel) Shapiro, Jonathan Berliner, & Sam Berliner; great-nieces and great-nephews, cousins and an endless number of dear friends.
Bev was born in Philadelphia, PA, and moved to Rochester, NY with her family at age 10. A life long learner, Bev returned to college after raising her daughters, graduating with a degree in health care administration from Empire College. She also continued her Jewish education as an adult, celebrating her Bat Mitzvah at age 62 with her extended family. Bev worked most recently at Temple Sinai, before retirement, and earlier in her career, she worked for organizations that provided services to the senior adult community in Rochester.
Above all, Bev was an extraordinary wife, mom, nana, aunt, sister, and friend. Bev was known for her beautiful hand-made and coveted afghans, sweaters, and hats, and more recently her quilts. She loved to travel on the annual Groden family vacations, and was a very welcome and frequent visitor to Boston, Seattle, and Michigan, enjoying time with her children and grandchildren. Bev was always exploring how she could be a helpful volunteer at Temple Sinai and elsewhere in the community. Bev always put her family first, and nothing gave her more joy. She will be deeply missed.
Due to Covid restrictions, a private funeral will be held. Those wishing to watch Bev’s funeral service can use the player below.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Bev’s memory may be made to Temple Sinai, 363 Penfield Road, Rochester, NY 14625 [LINK].