In Memory

Arnold Gopman VIEW PROFILE

Arnold Gopman

It is with deep sorrow that we announce the death of Arnold B. Gopman of Cincinnati, Ohio, who passed away on September 27, 2021, at the age of 72, leaving to mourn family and friends. Family and friends can light a candle as a loving gesture for their loved one. Leave a sympathy message to the family in the guestbook on this memorial page of Arnold B. Gopman to show support.

He was predeceased by : his brother Seymour; and his parents, Rose and Norman. He is survived by : his brother Howard (Carol); and his children, Lisa Gopman (Matthew Collins), Nathan Gopman (Kristen) and Amanda Buehrer (Andrew). He is also survived by grandchildren, as well as nieces and nephews.

A graveside service was held on Tuesday, October 5th 2021 at 1:00 PM at the United Jewish Cemetery - Montgomery (7885 Ivygate Ln, Montgomery, OH 45242).

Memorial contributions to Jewish Family Service of Cincinnati would be appreciated.


Obituary posted in Jewish Chronicle, Kansas City:

Arnold “Arnie” Bruce Gopman was born January 17, 1949, in Kansas City, Missouri, to Rose and Norman.

He grew up as the youngest of three boys and had a happy childhood with brothers Howard and Seymour and the family dog, Blackie. He spent much of his free time watching TV and playing at Arno Park.

Arnie attended Southwest High School and worked after school at the Kansas City Zoo, which he absolutely loved and talked about late into his life. He especially treasured his time caring for the orangutans.

Upon graduation, he received a scholarship to attend the University of Wisconsin - Madison, where he studied psychology and met his (ex)wife and mother of his children, Terry Matera. He ultimately returned to Kansas City, where he proudly graduated from the University of Missouri with his psychology degree.

Arnie lived in Iowa for a short time before settling in Ohio, where he would spend the entirety of his life. In the 1980s, Arnie worked at Colonial Hospital Supply and was often one of the top salesmen, winning numerous awards. Throughout the years, he continued to work in a variety of both sales and medical jobs, including American HomePatient, Hallmark Staffing, selling CPAP machines, and his final job - which was one of his favorites - as a cashier at Kohl’s. Arnie absolutely loved being social and talking to people.

Arnie passed away September 27 after a health fight worthy of Superman.

He leaves behind his brother Howard (Carol) and his three children, Lisa (Matthew Collins), Nathan (Kristen) and Amanda Buehrer (Andrew) and four adored grandchildren, as well as beloved nieces and nephews.

To have met Arnie has always been to remember him. He was uniquely himself and loved to chat and laugh with people. He was kind, generous, and funny. Family was the most important thing to him, and he loved fully and deeply. He will forever remain loved by those who knew him.

Memorial contributions to Jewish Family Service of Cincinnati would be appreciated, or please do a mitzvah in his honor. The memorial website is

go to bottom 
  Post Comment

10/07/21 12:30 PM #1    

William Tipton

I'm so sorry to see that this good man is gone. My memoriy of Arnie was that he was upbeat, accessible and smart as a whip. RIP old friend.

10/08/21 12:12 PM #2    

William Schifman

Jon Yarowsky emailed me to inform me of Arnie's passing.Very sad. I first met Arnie at Hale Cook and we would walk  together to and from school. Some of my fondest memories include playing ball at Arno Park with Jon, Jeff Johl, Sandy Steinberg, and Tim Bolby. Memories that have lasted a lifetime of a kind and true friend. My deepest condolences to his family.                                                                                                                     Billy Schifman





10/09/21 07:32 AM #3    

Elyse (Brooke) Weinstein (Goren (Kroeger))

I knew Arnie from school and Sunday school. I have the sharpest memory of Marsha Steifel and I going with Arnie and Yarowsky once to play tennis (which I did not know how to play) and have a burger at Winstead's. I'm not sure how that came about or when. He was such a good guy. 

10/09/21 08:41 AM #4    

Jay Zenitsky

Unlike my parents who always scanned the obituaries in the Star, the obits now come to me. I never look forward to opening the In Memory emails from the Southwest website. This time I was surprised and saddened when I saw that Arnie Gopman had passed away. We had been close friends during high school and spent quite a bit of time together. I always admired Arnie for his intelligence, humor and curiosity. Most importantly, he was a kind soul. 

Unfortunately, we both went our separate ways and eventually lost touch. I didn’t know he lived in Cincinnati, just an hour and a half away from me in Columbus. I regret that I didn’t contact him when I had the chance. 

10/10/21 09:39 AM #5    

Marsha Stiefel (Pinson)

I smile when I think of Arnie when we were in school together, mostly because I remember his smile and gentle ways.  The "Wonder Years" come to mind when I recall Arnie and his buddies.  I hope his family has a treasure of memories to comfort them from a life well-lived.

10/11/21 02:32 PM #6    

Sandi Borcherding (Henry)

Arnie was one of the sweetest, most tender, intelligent, fun guys I knew. Unfortunately, I didn't meet Arnie until our senior year in L.V. Welch's AP English class. Terry Anderson, Sheila Garry Avery, Arnie and I sat together and quickly made up for lost time. Arnie and I even went out a few times. My heartfelt sympathy goes out to Arnie's family.  A more caring and genuine person would be hard to find. Let's pay Arnie's kindness forward.

go to top 
  Post Comment


Click here to see Arnold's last Profile entry.