Lynne Good­stein, PhD

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A life of love and kind­ness

Lynne Good­stein, PhD, age 70, of Cam­bridge, Mass., for­merly of State Col­lege, on Mon­day, No­vem­ber 5, 2018. Beloved and cher­ished wife of Peter Langer. Lov­ing mother of Zachary Shot­land, Aaron Shot­land and his wife Su­san, and adored Bubbe of Grace and Daniel Shot­land. Cher­ished sis­ter of Richard Good­stein, and step­mother of Sa­muel Langer. Loved sis­ter-in­law of Ju­dith Good­stein, aunt of Joshua and Lind­say Good­stein, and greataunt of Levi and Noah Good­stein.

Pre­de­ceased by her par­ents, Mil­ton and Elaine Good­stein.

Trea­sured by many Good­stein and Et­tenger cousins, and by countless friends whose lives she has en­riched with her kind­ness and love.

Lynne was born in Haver­town, grad­u­ated from Haver­ford High School, earned a bach­e­lor’s de­gree from the Univer­sity of Penn­syl­va­nia, and com­pleted her PhD in So­cial Psy­chol­ogy from the City Univer­sity of New York Grad­u­ate School. Dur­ing her long ca­reer in academia, Lynne was a Pro­fes­sor of So­ci­ol­ogy, Psy­chol­ogy and Women’s Stud­ies at Ju­ni­ata Col­lege, Sim­mons Col­lege, Penn State Univer­sity and the Univer­sity of Con­necti­cut and also served as the Di­rec­tor of the Women Stud­ies pro­gram and As­so­ciate Dean of the Grad­u­ate School at Penn State, Dean of the Col­lege of Arts and Sciences and Pro­fes­sional Stud­ies at Sim­mons Col­lege, and Di­rec­tor of the Honors Pro­gram at the Univer­sity of Con­necti­cut.

Lynne had a zest for life that bright­ened the days of those around her, mak­ing and main­tain­ing friend­ships through­out the coun­try. She loved trav­el­ing abroad, par­tic­u­larly hik­ing in the Swiss Alps with Peter. She also en­joyed trav­el­ing do­mes­ti­cally, camp­ing in the sum­mer near the Na­tional Seashore in Wellfleet, Mass., and spend­ing time with fam­ily at the beach in Avalon, N.J. Lynne was an ex­cel­lent cook, and en­joyed pre­par­ing de­li­cious meals for fam­ily and friends who fre­quently re­quested her suc­cu­lent brisket, home­made mac­a­roni and cheese, and scratch baked ap­ple pie. In her spare time, Lynne was a yoga en­thu­si­ast, avid hiker, play group reader, and opera buff. She was an ex­cep­tion­ally car­ing and de­voted mother, and cher­ished the time she spent with her two grand­chil­dren.

Lynne leaves be­hind a mul­ti­tude of friends, fam­ily, for­mer col­leagues and stu­dents, who while dev­as­tated by her sud­den pass­ing, are im­mensely grate­ful for hav­ing known her.

Ser­vices in the Story Chapel at Mount Auburn Ceme­tery, 580 Mount Auburn Street, Cam­bridge on Fri­day, No­vem­ber 9, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. Burial to fol­low at Mount Auburn. Memo­rial ob­ser­vance will be at Peter and Lynne’s res­i­dence on Sat­ur­day evening from 5-8 p.m. and on Sun­day from 1-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m.

In lieu of flow­ers, re­mem­brances in Lynne’s mem­ory may be made to a char­ity of your choice.

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