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Edward J Goldsmith

May 20, 2022

Obituary

Mr. Edward J. Goldsmith departed this life on May 20, 2022, due to a sudden illness. He was born in Andalusia, Alabama on October 22, 1936 to Eddie Goldsmith and Esther Mae Williams. His family relocated to Niagara Falls, New York where he attended elementary and high school.

Edward confessed to Christ at an early age. As an adult he has always had an active church life, including Mt. Ararat Baptist Church and Shiloh Baptist Church. His most recent church affiliation was with Friendship Baptist Church where he served as an usher until 2020. He was a member of the National Usher Board Association for several years. Edward had a unique, caring way with people and enjoyed life with an everlasting smile.

Edward retired from Bethlehem Steel Corporation with 28 years of service, he also worked at Edward Funeral Home for over 20 years. Most recently, he worked with T.L. Pickens Mortuary Services, Inc. for over 15 years.

As a young man, Edward met Lillian C. Goldsmith they were married for 45 years until she departed this life in 2002. Edward was predeceased by both parents, his sisters Esther Pearl(Claude) Hamilton, Rose Lee Scarbrough, Eliza(Herbert) Jemison; sister-in-law, Lennie Jorden; brothers Lotha Goldsmith, Ernest Goldsmith; brother-in-law, John C. Middlebrooks; his son James E. Johnson. He leaves to mourn: sons, Marvin Hardy, Eddie (Markalene) Goldsmith, Mark(Regina) Goldsmith, Godson Tony Pickens; daughter, Serena Dunson; grandchildren, Andre(Sonya) Goldsmith, Courtney Hayes, Antonio Wiggins, Stephanie Wiggins, Ikea(Anbessa) Gibson, Edlena(Ben) Lyones, Mark,Jr.(Peggysue) Goldsmith, Marvin Hardy, Jr., Markeeta Hardy, Tiffany Hardy, Marvina Hardy, Keisha Hardy, Charniece Hardy, Cierra Hardy, Chasity Hardy, Antoine Hardy, Tamiko Dickerson, Demetrius Dickerson, Lavenia(Lee) Thomas; host of great-grandchildren; siblings, Johnnie Goldsmith, Benjamin Goldsmith, Sarah Coates, Dorothy Coates, Annie Goldsmith, Susan Johnson, Betty Goldsmith, Edna Newton, Eula Salter, Alice Armstrong, David Goldsmith; brother-in-law, Eugene(Maria) Evans, Timothy Jorden; sister-in-law, Lynette Walker; a close niece Valerie(Ralph) Bradley; special cousin Charles Grandberry, Theresa(Willie) Matthews; host of cousins, nieces, nephews and The Middlebrooks Family; special friends, Arthur Henry, Cleo Grant, Ruby Olive.

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Services

Wake
Saturday
May 28, 2022

10:00 AM
Friendship Baptist Church
402 Clinton Street
Buffalo, New York 14204

Funeral Service
Saturday
May 28, 2022

11:00 AM
Friendship Baptist Church
402 Clinton Street
Buffalo, New York 14204

Interment following funeral service
Saturday
May 28, 2022

Ridgelawn Cemetery
800 Pine Ridge heritage Bivd
Cheektowaga, New York 14225

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