Swampscott mourns the death of long-time Town Moderator Martin Goldman

Martin Goldman. (Courtesy photo)

SWAMPSCOTT — Martin C. Goldman will be remembered as having a lasting impact on Swampscott and the surrounding communities and many of their residents in his 91 years of life.

Along with being a loving husband, father, grandfather, Goldman was also a great mentor to many, including Essex Media Group CEO Mike Shanahan.

“His guidance on business, legal, and not-for-profit activities was a great help to me, but his example as a role model on the two most important things in his life — family and community — is his lasting legacy.  We are all better off because of Martin Goldman. I’ll miss him,” Shanahan said.

Practicing law for 61 years, Goldman, who was born and raised in Swampscott, was also involved in several local organizations Temple Emanu-El and the Jewish Community Center, and the Agganis Foundation, He also served as Swampscott Town Moderator for 21 years.

“He was a born leader,” past president of Temple Emanu-El Jerry Somers said. “He always wanted to give back to the community.”

He constantly recruited different people in town to take part in his many causes, according to his family.

“We’re gonna miss him enormously,” Agganis Foundation Chairman and attorney Thomas Demakis said. “He was extremely committed to the foundation.”

“He was a wonderful guy, a real gentleman and so boisterous.”

The Family and Children’s Services of Greater Lynn established a charitable fund in his name in 2015. The money helps those in need of emergency service receive things like heating and food.

The Goldman/Callahan Emergency Financial Assistance Fund, also named after Jake Callahan who worked with Goldman, was dedicated to the men for their leadership and devotion to make sure the funds stayed in Lynn and continued helping those in need.

“He was a wonderful warm man,” Family and Children’s Services of Greater Lynn president Francis Mayo said. “He was deeply concerned for his fellow man and we are grateful for that.”

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