Charles Goldgeier, 80, of Alpharetta, passed away Jan. 20, 2021, after battling COVID-19 for several weeks. He was born in Queens, N.Y. to Clara and Herman Goldgeier. After he graduated from Long Island City High School, he entered the Bernard Baruch College of Business of the City University of New York to study accounting.
In 1961, he met Sally Silver, also of Queens, on a blind date. They were fortunate to have two sons and spend 57 years of marriage living and loving. In 1977, Charles was hired to join the controller’s staff of Atlanta’s Scripto pen and pencil company. They and their sons, Jimmy and Daniel, left New York City to become adopted Southerners.
Close to retirement, he volunteered to conduct Shabbat services at Huntcliff Summit and The Cohen Home. But he was happiest being known as “coach” to the elementary students he volunteered to tutor. He spent several years at Abbotts Hill Elementary — his last school. With back trouble and difficulty walking, he had to stop tutoring. The stay-at-home pandemic routine had just begun. He terribly missed not being with “his” students.
Charles was predeceased by his son Jimmy; and is survived by Sally, his much-loved and loving wife; his son and daughter-in-law Dan and Valerie Nozick of Seattle; and his sister Maxine McKeown of Las Vegas. His many donations were always made (to Jewish causes or not) in multiples of $18. In his memory, please contribute to a cause important to you.