Beverly Goldfarb Pearlman, 92, died at Trustbridge Hospice Center, Boca Raton, Florida, on August 2, 2019
Born in New Haven, CT on November 7, 1926 to Israel and Sarah Goldfarb, she graduated from Hillhouse High School in New Haven. On June 5, 1949, she married the late Seymour Pearlman of Newburgh, NY. Beverly and Seymour met in New Haven, where Seymour was getting his Master’s in Economics at Yale. They eventually moved to Albany, where they lived in the same house on Holmes Dale for 48 years. After spending many winters in Boca Raton, FL they moved there full-time in 2001
Beverly was a stay-at-home mom, who raised two daughters, Isabel and Jill. She and Seymour were long time members of Congregation Beth Emeth and Colonie Country Club. Beverly was an ardent and well-informed Democrat and a huge fan of Barack Obama. She and Seymour were generous donors to many charities, and they were especially devoted to the Daughters of Sarah Jewish Home.
Beverly will be remembered as a loving wife, a caring mother, and a doting Nana. Honest, independent, and forthright, she was a trusted and faithful friend to many. Beverly was an avid reader, especially of Jewish history, she loved to travel, and was a bridge player par excellence. Above all, she loved her family and enjoyed nothing more than seeing her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
In addition to Isabel and Jill (Paul Franco), survivors include grandchildren Dan Herd (Ashley) of Atlanta, Eric Herd (Meri) of Brooklyn, and Clare and Sam Franco, both of Boston. She leaves behind four great-grandchildren, Olivia, Eli, Aurora, and Zara Herd. She was predeceased by her husband Seymour in 2003 as well as her brothers, Carl Goldfarb and Leonard Goldfarb. With very special thanks to Joe Herd for his love and help in countless ways to Beverly over many years.
Services will be held at the Beth Emeth Cemetery, 58 Turner Lane in Loudonville, NY on Wednesday August 7 at 10:00 am. Relatives and friends are welcome to gather at Congregation Beth Emeth, 100 Academy Road in Albany in the Wolk Hall, immediately following the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Daughters of Sarah Nursing Home, 180 Washington Avenue Extension, Albany, NY 12203 or Congregation Beth Emeth, 100 Academy Road Albany, NY
The family would also like to thank her amazing caregivers in recent years, Julie Frederick, Sally Spates and Nicole Callum. Many thanks as well to the wonderful staff at Trustbridge Hospice.