David L. Goldsmith, 93, of Livingston died Feb. 10, 2020. He was born in Newark in 1926.
Mr. Goldsmith was involved in the manufacture and marketing of private label ladies’ lingerie for over 40 years. He first was an associate in his father’s firm, M.H. Goldsmith & Co., Inc., and then became president and owner of DLG & Associates, Inc., based in New York City’s Garment District, and president of David Goldsmith Enterprises, a lingerie manufacturer in Somerville, Tenn. He retired in 1992.
He graduated from East Orange High School in 1944 and Rutgers University in 1949 with a degree in economics.
He enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served as a signalman and gunner in the South Pacific during World War II.
Active in community affairs, during the 1990s he was president of the Mental Health Association of Essex County. In addition, he was a member of American Jewish Committee’s National Committee on Human Rights and served on the boards of several local organizations, including the Mental Health Association of New Jersey, American Jewish Committee-Metro NJ, and New Jersey Jewish News. He was appointed as a panel member of both the fee arbitration and ethics committees of the Supreme Court of New Jersey and served for seven years as a volunteer mediator on the Community Dispute Resolution Committee of the Superior Court of Essex County.
He is survived by two daughters, Amy Charmatz and Jane Davis; his son, Peter; and two granddaughters.
Services were held Feb. 19 with arrangements by Bernheim-Apter-Kreitzman Suburban Funeral Chapel, Livingston. Memorial contributions may be made to the Mental Health Association of Essex and Morris County (mhaessexmorris.org/donate).