Lois Rodman Golder

06/12/2012 6:15 PM |

Lois Rodman Golder, 92, died Monday, June 11, 2012, at St. Clare Home, Newport, R.I.

She was born Feb. 5, 1920, to Louis and Ellen Rodman of Brooklyn, N,Y. An English teacher, Mrs. Golder earned her undergraduate degree at Adelphi University in Garden City, N.Y., and her master’s degree in education from New York University, to which she commuted daily by train with her lifelong friend, Rose Cincotta.

She married William E. Golder, a former Naval officer, charter boat captain and pharmacist, in 1940. The couple made their home in Southold, N.Y., where they raised four children.

Mrs. Golder enjoyed playing bridge with friends, gardening and fishing with her family on the “Lucky Girl,” the Golders’ 38-foot sport fishing craft. Her family often noted with pride that she was likely to catch the first fish, the last fish and the most fish on a typical outing.

Mrs. Golder is survived by her daughter, Lois Patricia Golder of Newport, R.I.; two sons and their spouses, Robert J. Golder and Linda Leslie, and Richard L. and Allison Golder; and three grandchildren, Richard, Christopher and Jennifer. She was preceded in death by her husband, William E. Golder, and her son William R. Golder.

Visiting hours are Monday, June 18, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at DeFriest-Grattan Funeral Home, Route 25, Southold, N.Y. The funeral service is scheduled for 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 19, at First Presbyterian Church of Southold, with interment immediately thereafter.

Memorial donations may be made to Southold Free Library, P.O. Box 697, Southold, NY 11971.

This is a paid notice.