A memorial service is being held at Thursday, Sept. 13, at 10 a.m. at Callanwolde Fine Arts Center in memory of Samuel Goldman, the center’s longtime executive director, who died unexpectedly at his home on Monday, Sept. 10. The service is open to the public.
Goldman began working at Callanwolde in 1979 doing various administrative jobs and became executive director in 1998.
A statement from Callanwolde reads, “For these 33 years he has shown the utmost dedication to providing arts to the community and to the mission of Callanwolde Fine Arts Center. Sam will be greatly missed and we express our condolences to his long-time companion Tom, and to his family. The arts center will continue to move forward with the values and commitment to the arts that Sam inspired in us.”
DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis issued this statement: “I am saddened to hear of the sudden passing of Sam Goldman. Sam was a wonderful person whose contribution to our community was significant. In particular, his 34 years of service at the Callanwolde Fine Arts Center is not only his living legacy, but a testament to his commitment to DeKalb County, the city of Atlanta, and his love for people and the arts. Our thoughts and prayers are with Sam’s family during this difficult time.”
In lieu of flowers, it is requested that donations be sent to Callanwolde Fine Arts Center. Callanwolde is located at 980 Briarcliff Road, Atlanta.