On Thursday, August 31, 2017, Bernice Goldstein, age 90, of Washington, DC passed away. Bernice’s distinguished career in international service spanned postings as a U.S. State Department Foreign Service Officer in Hamburg, Germany and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, preceded by relief work with the American Friends Service Committee in Mexico and Germany in the 1940’s. She later served with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in support of Latin America programs.
She was a proud graduate of Philadelphia High School for Girls and the University of Pennsylvania, with subsequent studies at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton. She also was a longtime volunteer at The John F. Kennedy Center for The Performing Arts and resident of the Watergate Apartments.