Ed was born October 28, 1934, in Boston, Massachusetts, to George and Emily Goldman. He spent his teenage years in Little Rock, where he was president of the student body at Little Rock Central High School. He graduated in 1952 and then attended prep school in Andover, Massachusetts, for one year. He continued his education at Princeton University, where he graduated in 1957 with a degree in history and served as senior class president. During the late 1950’s, he worked for Young & Rubicam Advertising for several years as an account executive.
Ed and Isabel Burnham married on April 27, 1968, in Long Island, New York. He moved to Muskogee, Oklahoma, in the late 1960’s to work with his father at Calhoun’s Department Store and continued to manage the store for a number of years following its sale to Dillards. His career also included positions at Phoenix Federal Savings & Loan until the mid 1980’s, Yaffe Iron & Metal and Bacone College in Muskogee.
In 1993, he returned to Little Rock, where he was involved with Excel Communications. Ed loved sports and enjoyed watching and reading about all sporting events. He was an active member in the community - from coaching little league to the Lions Club.
Ed was preceded in death by his first wife, Isabel, on August 17, 1984. He is survived by his wife, Louise Kennedy, of Little Rock; one son and daughter-in-law, George and Tracy Goldman, and their baby (due September 29th) of New York, N.Y.; daughter and son-in-law, Melissa and Sanford Roberds and their daughter, Lauren Isabel, of Tulsa; brother and sister-in-law, Ralph and Jacquie Goldman, of St. Simon Island, Ga.; nephew, Rodger Goldman of Tulsa; two nieces, Jill Geehr, of Ponte Vedre, Fla., and Jamie Sarkin, of Madison, Ga.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, August 26th, at Fosters’ Ivory Chapel in Muskogee, Okla. Interment will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery. Pallbearers will be George Goldman, Ralph Goldman, Rodger Goldman, Sanford Roberds, John Thompson and Brian Ketcham. Friends may wish to remember Ed by making memorials to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 1653, Topeka, Kan. 66601; or Fellowship Bible Church, 1901 Napa Valley Drive, Little Rock, Ark. 72212. Funeral service arrangements are under the direction of Foster-Petering Funeral Home in Muskogee, Okla.