Goldszer: Dr. Louis E. Goldszer passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 1, with his loving family by his bedside. He was born in Szczycociny, Poland, in 1920, and came to the United States at age 3. He was a devoted and adoring husband, father, grandfather and brother.
Growing up in Pittsburgh, Pa., Dr. Goldszer was an Eagle Scout and member of the Squirrel Hill Jewish community. He grew up on Pittsburgh’s North Side, graduating from Allegheny High School and Pennsylvania College of Optometry in the class of 1942. He went on to serve as a distinguished member of the U.S. Army Medical Department Regiment from 1942 to 1946. Dr. Goldszer married Beatrice in 1946 in Atlantic City, N.J. He established an optometry practice in Pittsburgh where he was adored by his patients and staff for over 40 years. He practiced until retirement in 1984 and continued as a 70-year member of the American Optometric Association.
Dr. Goldszer’s professional background in optometry led him to a personal interest in photography. He was the president of the Antique Photographic Society and a member of the Stereoscopic Society of America. His collection of antique stereoscopic slides and viewers was known to be one of the largest collections in the world.
An amiable man and lifelong learner, he enjoyed his many loyal friends. He loved to do crossword puzzles and sudoku, always having one handy in his pocket. He was a great role model to his three sons and nine grandchildren. He is survived by his loving wife of 68 years, Beatrice (Bicky), sons, Robert (Madalyn Mann), Richard (Irene Grace) and Frank (Mary Humphrey), his grandchildren, Jennifer, Sarah, Ilana “Lane,” Isaac, James, Franklin, John, Luke and Thomas. He leaves his sister, Anne Krieger of Santa Cruz, Calif., and her two daughters Patti Krieger and Claudia Miller.
A memorial service was held at Mt. Nebo Kendall at the Riverside Gordon Chapel on Tuesday, February 3 in Miami. Memorial contributions can be made to Congregation Beth Shalom, 5915 Beacon St., Pittsburgh, PA 15217; Temple Judea, 5500 Granada Blvd., Coral Gables, FL 33146; or Chabad of Coral Gables, 2030 South Douglas Road, Suite 117, Coral Gables, FL 33134.