Alvin Goldman’s older brothers, Norman (deceased) and Bill (Skip, now 90), and their buddies, provided him with protective cover while an infant and then small child growing up in Sunnyside. Many of his Bryant friends were from Sunnyside and he vaguely remembered a few of them from the three years he attended PS 150. Most importantly, shortly after high school he married Ellie Paris who grew up in the Celtics and who, thanks to the Rapid Advance, was a classmate at Bryant.
Alvin received his undergraduate degree from Columbia where Sunnysiders Bob Hadl, Dave Horowitz, and Allen Rosenshine were among his classmates.
Cynthia Alff, another Sunnysider often joined them on the commute to the Columbia- Barnard campus. Thereafter, Alvin attended NYU law school together with Sunnysiders Robert Steinberg and Warren Koffler. After practicing law in NYC for three years, Ellie and Alvin, with their then 10 month old, ventured to Lexington, Kentucky, where they raised their two children and lived for almost the next fifty years. Alvin was a law professor at the University of Kentucky and additionally served as a labor-management arbitrator in a broad range of industries. Ellie earned her law degree while the children were young, opened her own law practice, and eventually became an adoption law specialist.
In time, skiing became a family focal point for winter activities and the family established a part-time residency in Silverthorne, CO. After retirement (Alvin still hears a few arbitration cases annually), in 2014 they moved from Lexington to Denver, CO, and now split their time between their Denver and Silverthorne homes.