March 9, 1935 - May 4, 2015
When she was in her 40s, after having raised her four daughters, Katherine K. Goldman went back to school, to Bryant & Stratton College, to be trained as a veterinary assistant. For about the next 15 years , she volunteered, first at the Elmwood Small Animal Hospital and then at the Central Park Animal Hospital.
“She was caring, loved animals, and that was her way to give back to the community,” said Ann More, one of her daughters.
Mrs. Goldman, a Buffalo and Sarasota, Fla., resident also was an author and the daughter of one of Buffalo’s legal giants of another era. She died Monday in Oxford Village at Canterbury Woods, Amherst. She was 80.
A Buffalo native, the former Kathie Kavinoky was the daughter of Edward and Irene Kavinoky. He was a founding partner of the Buffalo law firm Kavinoky Cook, while both her parents were the benefactors of Kavinoky Theatre at D’Youville College.
Mrs. Goldman graduated from Buffalo Seminary in 1953 and attended Wheelock College before marrying Henry Goldman in late 1955.
From her childhood, Mrs. Goldman spent summers at Waverly Beach in Fort Erie, Ont. In 2003, she and several other “Waverly Beachers” wrote the 100-year history of the U.S. enclave there in their book, “The Waverly Beach Chronicles.”
She also was an avid supporter of both the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and the SPCA of Erie County.
After her husband retired in the mid 1990s, the couple spent their winters in Sarasota and they traveled widely, including trips to China, Australia, Russia and Italy.
Survivors include Henry, her husband of 59 years; four daughters: Marjorie Corrow, Barbara, Ann More and Susan; three grandchildren; and her brother, Andrew.
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Friday in Mesnekoff Funeral Home, 8630 Transit Road, East Amherst.