Charlotte (Zitaner)'s Story
Charlotte Goldman (Zitaner), 90, passed peacefully Saturday the 11th of February, 2017 at Brooksby Village with her beloved husband, Sidney, and children, Glenn and Nancy, by her side, following a brief illness.
She married Sidney in 1948 and would have celebrated her 69th wedding anniversary this June 21st. She is survived by her husband, Sidney; son, Glenn, and his wife, Judy, of Gloucester; daughter, Nancy (Flanz) and her husband Jay, of North Andover; grandson, Adam Flanz, of North Andover; grandson Scott Flanz, of New York City; brother-in-law Harold Goldman and his wife, Rolande, of Lake Alfred, Fla.; and many other nieces and nephews.
Born on Independence day, July 4, 1926 in Bangor, Maine, she was the daughter of Sarah (Berg) and George Zitaner. After graduation she worked at Dow Air Force Base in Bangor. She married Sid and they moved to New York City to a sixth floor walkup with no refrigerator. They moved to Gloucester in 1950, where she worked in the family business, Goldman’s of Gloucester. Charlotte was secretary, treasurer, and eventually president until its closing 41 years later.
She was a member of and active in Temple Ahavat Achim. Charlotte embraced life and enjoyed everything she did. She particularly liked playing golf, tennis (was a ranked player), mahjong, and contract bridge. She and Sidney wintered in Naples, Fla. after retiring and spent summers in Gloucester.
Charlotte believed that if you thought good things, good things would happen. Whatever she did, she did well, even under pressure. What characterized her best was her contagious smile. She would light up the room and made people feel comfortable and welcomed. Above all, she was a loving wife, mother, and “Bubbie.”
Her memorial service will be held at Temple Ahavat Achim, 86 Middle Street, Gloucester on February 14th, 2017 at 2 p.m., followed by interment at Mt. Jacob Cemetery, 96 Fernald Street, Gloucester. Shiva will be observed Tuesday immediately following interment until 7pm, Wednesday 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., and Thursday 2 to 6 p.m. at the home of Glenn and Judy Goldman. Contributions may be made in Charlotte’s name to Temple Ahavat Achim, 86 Middle Street, Gloucester, MA 01930. For online condolences, please go to . Arrangements made by Stanetsky-Hymanson Memorial Chapel.