Wednesday, March 31, 2010
In honor of Florence Goldberg
Last week, we marked the passing of Florence Goldberg, Mort’s beloved mother-in-law. A woman who brought a remarkable vitality and grace to her 100 years of life, she shone great kindness into the lives of all who knew her. A voracious reader on any and all subjects, both Florence and her late husband Louis passed their loving and curious nature on to their children. Their faith in Mort as an artist, and the gift of their daughter in his life, have sustained and encouraged the entire family for generations. I think Mort may have put it best in the fourth volume of The Civil War Art of Mort Künstler, which he dedicated “to Florence and the late Louis Goldberg – with much love and appreciation for allowing your daughter to marry a starving artist.” We, too, now express our appreciation as we remember Mrs. Goldberg, a woman whose smile and presence so brightened the world around her.