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Ernest A. Goldenfeld, Community Leader, 89

Posted on May. 11, 2010 at 5:45 pm

Ernest A. Goldenfeld passed away on April 27 at 89.

Born Oct. 15, 1920, in Alliance, Ohio, Goldenfeld moved to Los Angeles in 1945, after retiring from a distinguished World War II military career. He was president of the Guardians of the Los Angeles Jewish Home for the Aging (JHA), president of JHA and president of American-Israel Cultural Foundation. Goldenfeld served on the boards of many philanthropic and cultural organizations, including the Friends of Sheba Medical Center and the American Friends of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra. He was a Realtor, builder and developer of apartments and mobile home parks. Goldenfeld was a member of University Synagogue in Brentwood since 1951 and a member of Brentwood Country Club.

Goldenfeld was married for 50 years to his late wife, Sherry, who died in 1994. He is survived by his wife of 15 years, Marion; daughter, Marcia (Barry Maiten); sons, Gene and Gary; grandson, Shawn; and sister, Shirley Lockshin (James) of Palm Beach, Fla.

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