Sandra Goodkin

Sandra Goodkin

Sandra Goodkin (Hoffman), 76, of Wayne died June 28, 2011. Born in Newark, she also had lived in Leiden, Netherlands; and Livingston.

Mrs. Goodkin taught kindergarten at the American School in The Hague and in Livingston. Additionally, a former student wrote a column in The New York Times praising Mrs. Goodkin as the best teacher she had ever had.

In 1964, she left teaching to establish an orthopedic medical practice in Wayne with her husband, Lewis. She served as the office manager.

She attended Barringer High School in Newark and majored in elementary education at Newark State Teachers College.

She cofounded the American Field Service in Wayne and sponsored the first Israeli exchange student, Ziv Sharon. She later became certified to teach English as a Second Language classes.

She was a member of Hadassah and a past president of ORT.

Predeceased by her husband, she is survived by two sons, Howie of Long Valley and Alan of Briarcliff Manor, NY, and five grandchildren.

Services were held June 30 with arrangements by Menorah Chapels at Millburn, Union. Memorial contributions may be made to Susan G. Komen for the Cure or the American Cancer Society.

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