Judy Goldenberg, age 80, passed away on February 13, 2017. Survived by her loving husband and best friend of 43 years, Herbert Goldenberg. He has been her caregiver and companion during her five year battle with lung cancer. Preceded in death by parents, Gert & Sol Kronick, and son, Thomas L. Spiegel. Survived by children, Amy Hearne (David), Julie Spiegel, Jill Goldenberg (Sidney), Stuart Goldenberg (Rhonda) and Sonseere Goldenberg; proud grandmother of Adriana, Carolyn, Eli, Jonah, Maddie, Marlene (Bobby), Sam, Solya and Sophie; brother, Bruce Kronick (Judy); sister-in-law, Phyllis Robinson (Lloyd); special friend, Valerie Bren; and many nieces, nephews, and relatives.
Judy loved life! The focus of her life was love for her family. Some of her favorite things included: long car rides with Herb, planting and arranging flowers, educating young children, sunsets, traveling, fast walking, mental health issues, autumn leaves, very hot soup, worrying about the world, reading, cooking and serving holiday meals for family. Judy constantly worked for progressive politics and reproductive rights, and raised money for causes dear to her heart. She loved Israel and the Temple Israel community. She enjoyed collecting shells on the beaches of Sanibel, being surrounded by beautiful things, making new friends and cherishing the old. Judy was a loyal friend and confidant to many. She always hoped to leave the world a better place filled with kindness, love, and peace. Judy will be greatly missed by her loving family and amazing friends.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Judys memory may be made to: Planned Parenthood of Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota, Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida or the Judy & Herb Goldenberg Scholarship Fund at Temple Israel, Minneapolis, Minnesota.