Sophia Goodman

Sophia Goodman

Sophia Goodman, 96, a longtime resident of St. Louis, died May 7, 2017 in Norwalk CT, where she lived with family for the past five years.

She was born September 18, 1920 in New York City and grew up in Chicago. In St. Louis, she was the executive secretary of the St. Louis Baby Tooth Survey and the Committee for Environmental Information. She received her B.S. degree from Washington University in 1964 and worked there for many years in the architecture, sociology and medical schools.

After retiring, she sang in the choir and played piano at United Methodist Church of Webster Groves. With her love of music, her passion for social justice, and her perpetual warmth and optimism, she was greatly beloved by her family, friends and neighbors.

She is survived by daughters Deborah (Barry) Kasdan of Norwalk, Julie Post  of Halifax, and son Howard Goodman (Anita Chummee) of Seattle; grandchildren Anita Kasdan, Diana Kasdan (Jeffrey Grollo), Chana Goodman, Ruth Post and Sam Post; great-grandchildren Coltrane Gilman, Marlayna Kasdan, Quinn Kasdan-Grollo, Benjamin Kasdan-Grollo, and Dahlia Kasdan-Grollo. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. 

She was predeceased by her husband Mortimer Goodman and daughter Rachel Goodman, as well as sister, Dorothy Faegre, and brother, Paul Gunther. She was the daughter of Anna and Samuel Gut. 

Burial took place at the Independent Hebrew Cemetery in Norwalk. Donations  may be made to the  St. Louis Symphony.