Gerald A. Goodman, 83, born June 5, 1937, in Cleveland, passed away Feb. 27, 2021, in Beachwood. He was a lifelong resident of Cleveland.
A graduate of Cleveland Heights High School, Gerald went on to receive a Bachelor of Pharmacy degree from Ohio Northern University in 1959. He was also a member of the U.S. Army Reserves.
Working as a pharmacist from 1959 to 1998, Gerald purchased Gateway Leader Drug on Kinsman Road with Julian Cohen in 1965; purchased Gordon Square Leader Drug with Bob Tolin and Julian Cohen in 1970; sold the stores to Rite Aid in 1993; and then owned Mr. G’s Health and Beauty Aids from 1980 to 1985 with his wife, Harriet. During that time, he also was a pharmacist at Rite Aid in 1980, and went on to become a pharmacist at Marc’s from 1993 to 1998.
A member of Park Synagogue, Gerald also belonged to the AZO Pharmaceutical Fraternity and the AEPi Social Fraternity.
Gerald loved camping and boating at Lake Chautauqua with Harriet and all of his children and grandchildren, listening and dancing to Replay the band, snow skiing, travel, spending time with Donna, and singing, drumming and exercising at InMotion.
Beloved husband of the late Harriet (nee Katz). Loving father of David (Sue, deceased, and Amy, deceased) Goodman, Dr. Kenneth (Barb) Goodman, Sherrie (David) Peterson, and the late Jeffrey Goodman. Devoted grandfather of Jenette (Ankur) Ashtekar, Erika, Alexander, Danielle Goodman, and Lindsey and Rachel Peterson. Great-grandfather of Avi. Cherished companion of Donna Levine. Dear bother of Sidney, Frederick and Arnold.
Private family services were held March 2 at Berkowitz-Kumin-Bookatz Memorial Chapel. Interment was at Bet Olam Cemetery. Due to the pandemic family requests no visitation.
Friends who wish may contribute to InMotion or Park Synagogue.