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Lawrence (Larry) B. Goodman, son of Herbert (Charles) and Ida Goodman, of Franklin Lakes passed away on April 17, 2020 at the age of 80. Born in Brooklyn in 1939, he was a graduate of Passaic High School, Seton Hall University, and Fairleigh Dickinson University. In 1968, Larry founded LB Goodman & Co, a member of the Academy of Dental CPAs, which has offices in Fair Lawn, NJ. Larry grew the practice into one of the most respected CPA firms in New Jersey. The firm is now led by his son, David J. Goodman, CPA, who is managing director and president.
Larry leaves behind his loving wife Rosalyn (Roz) and his three children David (Hope), Caryn (Mitchell Caplan), and Mindy (Jason Sickle), and nine grandchildren: Cole, Miri, Rivke, Joshua, Laili, Preston, Jordyn, Sari and Spencer. He is also survived by his brother Steven (Susan) Goodman of Manhattan.
Larry loved his large immediate and extended family and was a beloved patriarch. He had a large group of friends near and far, and a client base who respected and appreciated him. Words to describe him by his admirers include mensch, best hugger, caring, always upbeat, wise, honorable, like a big brother, puts you at ease, enhanced my life and larger than life.
He was also community-minded. He was active in numerous charitable organizations, including the Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey where he was a former trustee and a current member of both the endowment and the finance committees. He was President of the Jewish Federation Housing Corp. In addition, he was a member of the Fair Lawn Jewish Center, President of the FLJC Men’s Club, and President of the Fair Lawn Rotary Club.
A lifelong Giants fan, Larry was also an avid golfer. He and Roz were longtime members of the Lords Valley Country Club in Hawley, PA, where they had a second home.
Graveside services for immediate family only will be held on April 21, 2020.
Donations in his memory can be made to The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, the Jewish Family and Children’s Services of Northern New Jersey, or to Birthright Israel through The Charles H and Ida Goodman Fund at JFNNJ.org
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