Sept 7, 1985
Arthur J. Goldsher of Los Angeles ,formerly of Chicago ,beloved son of Harold and Anita Goldsher; loving brother of Mark (Mary) Scott (Joy )and Steven; adoring grandson of Tevia Goldsher.
In Chicago Tribune
Sept 9, 1985
Looking back, Art was the best friend I ever had. We were inseparable in Junior High. Every Friday we used to run to my house after school to listen to the new Silver Dollar Survey. We drifted apart late in High School, but I will always remember him. A few years ago, I had the good fortune to coach his nephew on the Junior Spartan football team in Northbrook.
Geri Piller (David)
I visited my darling Artie in L.A. a few months before he died. It was so sad as I knew I would never see him again; he was so sick. But he still was his lovely self. My daughter Araminta was named after him. I still miss him so much.
Art was the best friend I ever had. We would talk for hours every day and I could always depend on his advice. He was so smart yet so kind and funny. I am so sorry I lost touch with him after high school.
Lynn Harvey (Goldschmidt)
Art was one of my absolute best friends in high school. I stayed in close touch with him, and Bob and I saw him one last time in Los Angeles before he died. I think of him often to this day, and will always miss his humor, his grace and his wisdom.
We have to drink a toast to Art at the reunion. He was loved by so many people.
Susan Silverman (Boldrey)
Art's sense of honesty and dignity will remain as dear memories since 6th grade...His creativity and wisdom have been models for so many...THIS SWEETNESS IS HIS LEGACY...Thank you, Art!
Jaccqueline H. Wolf
It wasn't just his sweetness that endeared Art to so many classmates--it was also his sense of justice and his unwavering bravery when pursuing justice. I remember when Mrs. Lanagan accosted me in the hallway one day to berate me loudly for something. I was in tears and Art intervened. Lanagan didn't know Art and demanded his student ID so she could turn him in. He handed it to her with the words, "Here. Eat it!", and then escorted me away from the scene. Raise a glass to Art indeed! There are so many reasons why so many people loved him. What a loss.
Thanks for sharing that story, Jackie! I can just see Art doing that! It’s so moving to me to read all the love that Art generated. He was an important friend in my life as well. I called him to let him know I was pregnant and that’s when he told me he was ill. When my son was a few months old, we flew down to LA to see him. His mom was caring for him by that time. It was such a joy to have him meet my baby, and so sad to know it would be the last time I’d see him. What an amazing being. Here’s to Art!!
Janice Mount (Lowell)
I first met Art in grade 8 at Locust Junior High School. I had just moved from Canada and very shy. Art was one of the few people who was friendly with me, and I think the only one who asked me to dance at our graduation. I have always felt grateful for that. It was quite a shock to learn that he had died and at such a young age. Your tributes bring great honor to him. Thank you.