Lester Goldsmith

LesterLester Morton Goldsmith, 79, died Dec. 25, 2013.

Born in Chicago, Mr. Goldsmith was a graduate of Northwestern University. While in high school, he began working at one of Chicago’s first television stations. He later was a campaign videographer for John and Robert Kennedy. He was a story development editor at Paramount Pictures and became a producer and writer for Broadway. He produced the play and film versions of Kurt Vonnegut’s “Happy Birthday, Wanda June.”

Mr. Goldsmith was preceded in death by his brother, Howard. Survivors include his wife, Carol M. Goldsmith; and children, Janet of New York City and Lawrence and James, both of Great Britain.

A memorial gathering is planned for the spring; contact Elizabeth “Eloise” Victor at 288-8173.