Goldie Ward as a little girl. Photo courtesy of Suzanne Klein and Damaso Parets Graduation photo of Goldie Ward. Photo courtesy of Suzanne Klein and Damaso Parets 1932 Canaras: Goldie E. Ward, 4 South Street, Operetta (1, 2, 3); Girls' Glee Club (1, 2, 3); Cantata (2, 3); Musical Festival (2, 3); Order of Artistic Typists (3). Born: c. 1914

Died: c. 2006

Married: Charles Emmet (died August 31, 1962); August Klein


Goldie was originally a Mace, but her mother passed away during childbirth and her father passed away shortly thereafter. Goldie's aunt and uncle, Abbie Pasho and Joe Pasho, took care of her until she was adopted. Goldie was adopted by Warren Ward and his wife Pauline Oldfield Ward when she was 6 years old. They lived across the street from the Pasho family on South Street and Goldie inherited the Ward Cottage from them. Goldie graduated from Saranac Lake High School in 1932. She lived to be 92.

Source: Suzanne Klein and Damaso Parets.

Adirondack Daily Enterprise, May 22, 2001

Goldie E. Klein

SARANAC LAKE - Goldie E. Klein, 88, of 4 South St., Saranac Lake, died Monday, May 21, 2001 at the Adirondack. Medical Center in Saranac Lake.

Born in Saranac Lake on August 5, 1912, she was the daughter of Sanford and Pauline (Oldfield) Mace. Her adoptive father was Warren Ward. Mrs. Klein graduated from local schools and from the Wilford Academy in New York City as a beautician and hairdresser. She was employed as a beautician and hairdresser by J. Thorp in New York City. She also worked for B. Altman. and Co., in New York City.

She returned to Saranac Lake in 1968. Mrs. Klein was an avid bowler and was New York State Senior Women's Bowling Association Champion, Class A, in 1991 and competed in the U.S. Nationals in Texas. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, Albert Gonyea Post 3357 in Saranac Lake, AARP and the Telephone Pioneers of America.

Mrs. Klein is survived by a step-daughter, Suzanne Klein of Riverdale, two grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her first husband, Charles Emmet, on Aug. 31, 1962, her second husband, August Klein, on Jan. 21, 1987, her father and mother, and two brothers, Donald and Ralph Mace.

Visitation hours will be at the Fortune-Keough Funeral Home from 1 to 3 p.m. on Wednesday. A funeral service will follow at 3 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. William Neil, pastor of the First United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will follow at Pine Ridge Cemetery in Saranac Lake.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church or Saranac Lake Volunteer Fire Department Rescue Squad in care of the funeral home.