Edith Schnitzer Goodman (1912-2005)

Edith Schnitzer Goodman was the daughter of Sam and Rose Schnitzer. Her father started his life in Oregon as a junk peddler and ended it as the owner of the vast Schnitzer Steel Corporation. Edith had six siblings: brothers Manuel, Morris, Gilbert, Harold and Leonard and sister Molly Schnitzer (Levine). She was a graduate of Lincoln High School and attended Reed College before graduating from the School of Social Work at the University of Washington. Edith married Dr. Morton Goodman in 1939. He was an internist and teacher at University of Oregon Medical School. They had three children: Dr. Charles Goodman, Helen Goodman (Dornbusch) and Dr. Thomas Goodman. And they raised the daughter (Harriet Goodman Bodner) of Mort’s sister Helen, who died as a young mother.

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