PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Edwin Gozonsky died on March 20. He was the fifth of six children of Archie and Ida Halperin Gozonsky of Laconia, New Hampshire. He graduated from Laconia High School in 1948, where he was valedictorian, winner of the Merit Cup and a successful debater. In 1952, he graduated from Yale University, where he continued his successful debating career, made lifelong friends, and served as his class agent for 20 years. He then went to Harvard Business School, graduating in 1954. He served as an enlisted man in the U.S. Army from 1956 to 1958 in the U.S. and Panama. He spent his career as an institutional stockbroker in Boston for several large firms ultimately becoming Vice President of Investments at Paine Webber.
Over the years into retirement, Ed gave philanthropic donations to many causes, often seeking out smaller organizations that were off the beaten path and needed more support.
In 1965, he married Dorothy Adelson of Providence; they were married for 53 years until her death in 2018. He was a loving and supportive stepfather to her two daughters, Judith and Diane. He is predeceased by his wife, his stepdaughter, Diane Goodman, and his sister and four brothers. He is survived by his stepdaughter, Judith Golias, her two sons, Andrew and Peter, Diane's two children, Steven and Sandra, and three step great-grandchildren. He was a loving brother to his two surviving sisters-in-law, Paula Izeman and Dee Gozonsky.
He was very close to his nieces, Lynne Hodgman and Joan Chamberlain, and to his nephew, Eric Freidman. In addition, his many other nieces and nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews will all miss him terribly.
The Gozonsky family would like to express their deep gratitude to Penina Posner, who lovingly cared for Ed over the last several years, especially during the COVID pandemic. She shopped and cooked for him, went to appointments with him, kept him safe, and nursed him when he was ill.
Ed will always be remembered for his quick wit, intelligence, good advice, and love for his family and friends. Our hearts are sad, but he gave us wonderful memories to cherish.
Contributions in his memory may be made to the charity of your choice.