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David Goldstein Offers a History and
“The Family Business”
Parkside Memorial Chapels has been serving the Jewish community of New York for over
The company started its original roots on the lower east side of New York where most of the Jewish population was located.
In the early 1900’s many of the Jewish immigrants who migrated to the lower east side joined social and burial societies.
The reason for this was that many Jewish families worried about having a place to rest upon their demise. The Jewish population
also joined these societies because it was a social network to be with fellow Jews and make friends with one another.
As this transition took place many Jewish funeral homes were established and they developed long lasting relationships
with these burial societies.
Parkside Memorial Chapels began operations back in 1916 by Jack S. Garlick and was known as Garlick Funeral Home. He developed a relationship with the foremost
location in the Highbridge section of The Bronx was built. In 1955 a second location was added in the Midwood section of Brooklyn.
As the Jewish population continued to move from the lower east side Larry Goldstein saw a need for further expansion and in 1961 a third location was built in the Rego
Park section of Queens. In 1971 they acquired a location on Flatbush Avenue in the Mill Basin/Marine Park section of Brooklyn. That same year my father Edward Goldstein
and Irving Sherman took over the operation of the funeral homes and changed the name to Parkside Memorial Chapels. In 1994 I was invited to join my family in
the operation of Parkside Memorial Chapels.
I have noticed that as the years have passed it has become obvious that the needs of the families that we serve started to change and that service was of the utmost impor-
technological advances such as internet broadcasting and providing our families with a DVD recording of the funeral service free of charge. We also have a new state of
the art website which our families can use to gather information and contact us.
The owners and staff at Parkside have always prided themselves as being one of the only family owned and independently operated Jewish funeral chapels serving the
At Parkside Memorial Chapels we continue to strive to provide the same service with care that my grandfather and my family have provided for almost a century.
This is a Pre-Construction Certificate of Savings of $500.00
per space in the soon to be completed St. Mary’s Mausoleum.
Discount may be discontinued without prior notice.
718-278-3240 72-02 Astoria Boulevard,
East Elmhurst, NY 11370