Date: Sunday, November 22, 2020
Location: Isaiah Chapel
Cemetery: New Montefiore Cemetery
Lila Borden Goldworm Obituary
Lila Borden Goldworm, of Boynton Beach, FL; York, PA; and NY, NY; born October 21, 1928 passed away on Tuesday, November 17, 2020, at the age of 92. She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard (Skip) Goldworm and her son Matthew Lee Goldworm.
Lila is survived by her daughter, Barb Goldworm (and wife, Karen Blackwell), and daughter-in-law, Robin Zellner Goldworm, her grandchildren, Dawn Goldworm, Samantha Goldworm Soleimani (and husband Michael), Aaron Goldworm (and wife Anna), Reid Robinson (and fiancée Laura), Lindsay Blackwell Goldworm (and fiancé Dave), and 7 great-grandchildren.
Lila was a smart, witty woman with a good sense of humor. She was a strong woman ahead of her time. Lila was born in New York City and grew up close to her many cousins. She attended Hunter College High School in Manhattan and then worked in Manhattan as a young woman. She was a socialite when she was young and beautiful, when she met her husband, Skip, through Steve McQueen (the movie star). She was active in civil rights protests in the 1950s with Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger.
She was married in her twenties, lived in Queens with her two children, and then moved to York, PA, for a more suburban life. In PA, she was a bookkeeper for Skip’s businesses for many years. When she was 50, she went back to college and got her Bachelor’s Degree in psychology at York College. She worked as a social worker at a nursing home and a halfway house for women in York. She produced and anchored several award winning local TV shows in York, on women and senior living. She was also very involved in the York Little Theatre (YLT), both as an actress onstage and backstage. She loved antiques and auctions, collecting many beautiful things. Lila loved fashion and decorating her home.
After Skip’s death in 1989, she retired to FL in 1995 at 66, and created a new life. She served as VP of programming for Brandeis Women for many years. She developed, wrote, ran and taught many classes, workshops, and lunch and learns for Brandeis focused mainly on political issues. She also continued working as an actress in community theatre in Boynton Beach and Boca Raton. She continued to be very active into her 90s.
The funeral will be held on Sunday, November 22, at noon – Star of David Chapel, 1240 Wellwood Ave, West Babylon, NY 11704. A graveside service will follow at New Montefiore Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Brandeis University Women in Lila’s name.
Please make check payable to:
BNC (Brandeis National Committee)
c/o Lois Feldman, 5407 Viburnum Street, Delray Beach, Fl. 33484