Passed away on April 28, 2022, at age 103. Loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather & great grandfather. Predeceased by his loving wife of 68 years, Belle Zakofsky Goldstein, his parents, Nathan & Sophie, sisters Edna Marcus & Ada Goldberg; brothers, Perry & William Goldstein.
He is survived by his devoted children, Marilyn (Joel) Greenberg, Paul (Cynthia) Goldstein, and Barbara (Randall) Halm; grandchildren, Cary (Stacey) Greenberg, Scott (Audrey) Greenberg, Brett (Julie) Goldstein, Courtney (Jay) Tobin, Zachary (Joanne) Halm; great-grandchildren, Cydney, Calista, Rachel, Daniel, Maxwell, Jacob, Henry, Roman & Maya, Isabella, Lola & Zoe; sister-in-law, Joyce Goldstein; many cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends.
The family wishes to extend a warm thank you to the administration and staff of Jewish Senior Life for their love and care.
Solly was a Sergeant in the United States Army. He was a member of the 42nd Infantry Rainbow Division and was one of the liberating troops at the infamous Dachau concentration camp in Germany. Sol was a proud member of the Jewish War Veterans, VFW and the American Legion. He graduated from Franklin High School and received a full basketball scholarship to Illinois, Syracuse, and other colleges, but refused because he was the oldest of his siblings, and chose to take care of his family. Sol was inducted into the Rochester Jewish Sports Hall of Fame in 1979. He served as president for over a decade for Sports for Israel. He was Chancellor Commander for the Rochester Jay Lodge #639-Knights of Pythias and was a long-time member of Midvale Country Club and the Jewish Community Center.
Funeral Services will be held in the main sanctuary of Temple Beth El, 139 Winton Road South on Sunday, May 1st at 11:30 AM. [MAP]. For those unable to attend, CLICK HERE to watch from Temple Beth El’s platform. Interment, Britton Road Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the Jewish Community Center of Rochester, 1200 Edgewood Avenue on SUNDAY from 4-7 PM [MAP].
Donations may be made to The JCC of Greater Rochester [LINK] or the Jewish Senior Life Foundation [LINK] in Sol’s memory.