Rochelle Maris Goldstein, passed away on September 7, 2023, in Dayton, Ohio, at the age of 81. She was born on April 8, 1942, in Allentown, Pennsylvania, the only child of the late Edward Erkes and Ruth Anne Shupack Erkes.
Rochelle was a kind and caring individual, known for her inquisitive nature and energetic spirit. She dedicated her time to various causes as an active volunteer, always seeking ways to make a positive impact on her community.
In her professional life, Rochelle had a diverse career. She was a piano teacher for many years, sharing her love for music with numerous students. Additionally, she owned a knitting shop, where she nurtured her passion for knitting and connected with fellow enthusiasts. Rochelle also served as a secretary at the Montgomery County Board of Developmental Disabilities and later as a Membership Manager at WDPR Discover Classical Radio Station.
Rochelle found solace and community in her faith. She worshipped at both Beth Abraham Synagogue and Temple Israel in Dayton, Ohio. Her spiritual beliefs were an integral part of her life, providing her with guidance and strength.
Beyond her professional and religious pursuits, Rochelle had a rich array of hobbies. She was an avid knitter, creating beautiful pieces with her skilled hands. Historical fiction held a special place in her heart, and she loved immersing herself in the captivating stories of the past. Rochelle’s passion for film and cultural arts led her to become a long-time member of the Dayton Jewish Film Festival Committee, contributing to the celebration of Jewish culture and art. She was also an avid support of the rich Dayton cultural arts community.
Rochelle will be deeply missed by her beloved family. She is survived by her devoted husband, Michael Goldstein, her daughter Ellen Goldstein, and her sons Eric and David Goldstein. She also leaves behind one granddaughter and four grandsons, who will cherish her memory.
A funeral service to honor Rochelle’s life will be held on September 12, 2023, at 3 PM at the Beth Abraham Synagogue cemetery chapel, 1817 West Schantz Ave., Dayton, OH 45409. Service may be viewed on Zoom at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81891654197?pwd=MGFYK25ON2d5VkNtM2c4ZnJvd05RUT09
In memory of Rochelle, contributions can be made to WDPR Discover Classical Radio Station, Dayton Jewish Community Center, Beth Abraham Synagogue in Dayton, Ohio, or a charity of the donor’s choice.