Elaine Michal Goldgar, 63, died on September 26, 2015 in Houston Texas. Elaine was born on September 26, 1952 to Wilfred and Ray Goldgar in Corpus Christi Texas. She is proceeded in death by father, Wilfred Goldgar, uncles, Irving Goldgar, Bunny Kahn, and Alec Kahn, aunts, Emy Lou Goldgar and Melba Kahn. She is survived by her mother Ray Goldgar, sister Jere Goldgar and uncle Eugene Goldgar and his wife Debbie, cousins, Ginny Kahn Coogler and husband Keith, Bill Kahn, Steve Kahn, Jody Goldgar, Jan Goldgar, Rick Goldgar, Martha Goldgar, Jen Seay and husband Mike, and Josh Goldgar.
Above all else, family was at the center of Elaine’s life. She was devoted to her mother and sister. She served as Mom’s primary caregiver for the last several years. She was her sister’s constant companion and brought joy and love to her mother and sister each day of her life.
She was one of the first members of Celebration Company and Project Shalom at Jewish Family Services in Houston. Both groups were deeply rewarding and fulfilling for her. She volunteered for more than 20 years at Chi St. Luke Hospital. She loved delivering mail to all the patients at the hospital. She looked forward to volunteering every week. She took her volunteer position very seriously and hated missing “work”.
Special thanks are extended to present and past staff of Jewish Family Services. She considered Jewish Family Services her second home. The family would like to recognize Mira Rueveni for all the support and kindness she gave Elaine and family. Additionally, the family thanks Joan Hoyer for being a true friend.
Funeral services will held on October 1, 2015 at 11:00 AM at Emanu El Memorial Park, 8341 Bissonnet St, Houston Texas 77074.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Jewish Family Service of Houston, Project Shalom or Celebration Company.