Zelda Molly Fryman Goldstein was born on Nov. 15, 1915, in Petoskey. She died peacefully on May 12, 2011, in Mission Viejo, Calif.
The youngest of seven children, Zelda was the daughter of Celia and Meyer Fryman, of Fryman Shoes. After spending her childhood years in Petoskey, she attended Cleary College in Ypsilanti, Mich.
William Goldstein, from Ontario, Canada, in 1938 and they settled in Flint.
Zelda owned a knit shop in Flint called Knit-A-Bit.
She was mother to Dr. Mervin Goldstein (Carol Edelberg) of Newport Coast, Calif., and to the late Ronald Goldstein (Miriam Livingston).
In 1979, Zelda and Bill relocated to Irvine, Calif., where Zelda started and ran her own business as a head-hunter in the construction industry. She was an avid reader and exceptional painter. She was married 58 years to Bill before he passed away in 1996.
Zelda was an amazing grandmother to Myron Goldstein (Lysa Chapnick) of Irvine, Calif., Ethan Goldstein (Marcie Eskin) of Farmington Hills, Mich., and to the late Adam Goldstein (Michele Eichner).
Zelda's greatest loves were her five great-grandchildren, Ariel and Jordan of Irvine, Calif., and Benjamin, Seth and Manya Goldstein of Farmington Hills, Mich. She was also known as Sister, Aunt, Skip, Grandma and GG.
Zelda was an incredible human being with a unique capacity to love and be loved by everyone who knew her. Her loss leaves a vacancy impossible to fill. She will be greatly missed.
A memorial service took place Monday, May 16, at Pacific View Mortuary in Newport Beach, Calif. Burial will take place at 5 p.m. Saturday May 21, at Greenwood Cemetery in Petoskey.
Contributions in honor of Zelda can be made to Temple B'nai Israel (founded by Zelda's parents in the 1890s), 420 Waukazoo Ave, Petoskey, Mich. 49770; www.templebnaiisraelofpetoskey.org/ and click on Temple Donation Form.