GOLDSZER: Beatrice (Bicky) Feldman Goldszer. Surrounded by her loving family, Bicky passed away peacefully on August 2, 2016. She was born on October 3, 1923, in Woodbine, N.J., to Rebeccah and Isaac Feldman. Bicky was the youngest of eight children. She graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a graduate degree in education that helped shape how she would advocate for and teach the children of low income families who were struggling with literacy issues. There, at the University of Pittsburgh, she met the love of her life, Louis Goldszer, a handsome optometrist and World War II veteran who fell in love with her the moment he met her. From that day forward, they began a magnificent life together that endured for 69 loving years during which they never spent a night apart from one another. Bicky and Lou raised three loving sons and nine wonderful grandchildren. They were a dynamic, fun and engaging couple; just ask anyone who was lucky enough to have known them. Bicky was a pioneer in educating children with learning disabilities and devoted her time to help children reach their potential. From her grassroots work with Head Start and as author of “Primer for Perception” to her leadership role on the mayor and governor’s Committee on Education, Bicky worked to improve not only the way in which children learn, but the world in which they live. Over the years, Bicky has been recognized and received numerous awards for her civic work. Bicky served on the Allegheny Democratic Committee for more than 30 years. As a trusted advisor and friend, Bicky earned the praise of many elected officials and their constituents. One of the state senators of Pennsylvania said “If you want the job done, give it to Bicky, nobody works harder.” She worked to keep her neighborhood safe and beautiful by organizing programs in crime prevention, block watch and litter patrol. Throughout her active career, she said it was her family that energized her to do so much. Three years ago, Bicky and Lou moved from Squirrel Hill in Pittsburgh to Coral Gables, Fla. They became residents of the Palace of Coral Gables where they quickly became beloved members of the community. In a very short time, Bicky made her presence known, as “the life of the party.” She celebrated her 90th birthday in which the ladies dressed up as Sweet Sixteens. For their 69th wedding anniversary, Bicky planned an unforgettable wedding ceremony in which she invited the Palace residents to all dress up and be part of their wedding party. She quickly became known as a one-woman welcoming committee of the Palace. Bicky didn’t just talk about helping others, she led the parade. One resident said, “just introduce yourself to her and you have a friend for life.” She is survived by her adoring children, Robert (Madalyn Mann), Richard (Irene Grace), Frank (Mary) and her grandchildren, Jennifer, Sarah, Lane-Ilana, Isaac, James, Franklin, John, Luke and Thomas. We have lost a beautiful spirit, loved by everyone. Bicky said she wanted to be remembered as a woman “who never stopped dancing.” The funeral was held at Mount Nebo Kendall. Contributions may be made to Mount Sinai Medical Center, Miami Beach; Temple Judea. Coral Gables; and Chabad of Coral Gables.