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Obituary for Ruth Goldschmidt (Herz)

Ruth Goldschmidt (nee Herz), of Owings Mills, MD, formerly of Kew Gardens, NY, passed away on Wednesday, December 30th, 2020 at the age of 98. She is survived by her beloved daughters, Toni Greenberg, and Leah Katz; grandchildren, Miriam Greenberg, and Cantor Jacob Greenberg; and caretaker, Mavis Duku. She was predeceased by her loving husband, Arthur Goldschmidt; son-in-law, David Greenberg; and parents, Lily and Eugen Herz.

Ruth Goldschmidt lived a full and meaningful life. Ruth left Germany at age 16 via the Kindertransport and never saw her family again. She survived nine years on the run, in hiding, in a displaced persons camp, and then came to the US and was able to build a good life. She met her husband Arthur Goldschmidt on a blind date that blossomed into their beautiful marriage on August 27, 1950. She would want to be remembered for her devotion to Arthur and the love she shared with her daughters and grandchildren.

Ruth proudly worked as a nurse at Kew Gardens General Hospital for 20 years but never lost her giving spirit. She volunteered after her retirement for 25 years as a reading tutor at her local elementary school. Her passion for helping to care for others and foster their education shined as one of her true gifts. She generously gave her time to many Jewish organizations including Forest Hills Jewish center, and being actively engaged in Beth Israel congregation.

Ruth will be missed by everyone who knew her, for her love, generosity, and her delicious butter cookies. May her memory be a blessing.

Services are private. Please omit flowers. Contributions in her memory may be sent to the U.S Holocaust Memorial Museum, 100 Raoul Wallenberg Place SW, Washington, DC 20024-2126 or the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, 1212 Cathedral Street, Baltimore, MD 21201, or the charity of your choice. The family will be organizing virtual Shiva services. Please check Levinson's website for updated information.