§04-21 Gloria Baylinson

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This sections spans Gloria and her husband Ed Goldberg.
They had two children: Nellie and Sam Goldberg.

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GLORIA GOLDBERG: I was born in Oakland, California on September 6, 1926 to Rebecca "Bee" and Ben Baylinson. We later moved to Napa where I grew up. I worked with my dad who was a magician part-time and I became semi-professional. We used to hold High Holy Day services at our home in Napa until our family built the temple in Napa. I married Edward Goldberg and we moved to Oakland where Ed and I ran the "Pantry Shelf Delicatessen" until he died on December 17, 1977. We used to hold Passover Dinners for the family in the story and also at local places in Oakland. I have a daughter Nellie who is married to Mark Kasarjian and they have given me two grand-children, George Irving and Devorah Kasarjian, and I have a son, Samuel Jacob Goldberg who is married to Kim and they have also given me two grandchildren, Benjamin Edward and Andrea Leigh Goldberg. I am nor retired and still live in Albany, California near Oakland.

NELLIE (GOLDBERG) KASARJIAN: I was born in Vallejo, California on November 15, 1950 to Edward and Gloria (Baylinson) Goldberg and was raised in Albany, California where I now reside with my children and my husband Mark. Mark is a wholesaler of records and tapes and I am a medical bookkeeper. When I was in the 6th grade, I sang with the folk group "The Limeliters" and the album is called "Through Children's Eyes".

SAMUEL JACOB GOLDBERG: I'm the son of Ed and Gloria (Baylinson) Goldberg of Albany, California and I was born on November 17, 1957. My occupation is in computer technical support services. My wife, Kimberly Denise (Dornbush) Goldberg was born March 16, 1958 and is a bookkeeper. Our daughter Andrea was born in 1981 and our son Benjamin Edward was born in 1983. He is named for my grandfather, Ben Baylinson, and my father, Ed Goldberg.

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[Photo caption:] Cutting first slices of their wedding cakes, following double ceremonies at which one couple were maried and the other renewed wedding vows of 25 years, are Mr. and Mrs. Edward Goldberg, left, and Mr. and Mrs. Ben Baylinson, right. Mrs. Goldberg is the former Gloria Baylinson, daughter of the Ben Baylinsons. The festivities were held in the Plaza Hotel last Sunday for 200 relatives and friends.

Gloria Baylinson and Edward Wed; Bride's Parents Renew Vows At Same Ceremony

The large gathering in the Plaza Hotel last Sunday was heralded as a 25th wedding anniversary observance for Mr. and Mrs. Ben Baylinson, but major excitement of the afternoon was the surprise wedding of the couple's daughter, Gloria, to Edward Goldberg of Petaluma.

At the stroke of four o'clock, Gloria and Edward were married according to ritesof the Jewish faith, and the parents of the bride renewed the wedding vows they took 25 years ago at Congregation Beth Jacob in Oakland. Mrs. Baylinson is the former Rebecca Lazarus.

The ceremonies, both double ring, were performed simultaneously by Rabbi Solomon A. Shore of Modesto.

Gloria entered the room with her father. She had donned white faille taffeta for the bridal role, her dress designed with marquisette yoke, puffed sleeves and a bustle back. A pearl-studded crown held the short veil which she wore over her face, and her ensemble was completed with long taffeta mitts. As "something new", she carried a white bride's Bible, the gift of her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Lazarus. It was marked with white camellias and bouvardias and showered with white streamers. Also "something new", was a white lace hankie, the gift of the bride's nephew, Michael Barnhill. Gloria borrowed the cameo brooch, belonging to Mrs. Sam Lazarus, for the occasion, and wore a blue satin garter. The same deep band of white lace, used on her mother's wedding petticoat, was sewn on the long slip Gloria wore beneath her wedding gown, as "something old".

Mrs. Parks Barnhill (Lillian Baylinson) was her sister's only attendant. She was wearing a dress of pink chiffon, with V-neckline, shirred shoulders and billowing skirt. She had white silk mitts and carried an old-fashioned bouquet of deeper pink carnations outlined in blue.

Nate Schwartz stood with the groom as best man.

Mrs. Jack Gold of Petaluma, mother of the groom, attended the wedding in two-piece suit of grey wool and matching hat. She was presented with a corsage of mixed carnations to wear with her costume.


Mrs. Baylinson was also accompanied by her father, Sam Lazarus, and her sister, Mrs. Jack Goldberg, was here from Modesto to serve as attendant. Ben Cetilin of Fresno, one of the witnesses at the original rites 26 years ago, was on hand to again stand beside Mr. Baylinson.

Mrs. Baylinson chose a floor-length black marquisette gown, embroidered in pink, featuring V-neckline and short sleeves complemented with pink net mitts. Her halo hat of pink straw was trimmed with pink flowers and had pink veiling which she wore over her face. Like Gloria, she carried a white Bible covered with white camellias and bouvardia, but showered with silver streamers. Mrs. Jack Goldberg, her sister, was attired in a floral printed jersey gown, and held a colonial bouquet of white carnations.

Each wedding party stood, according to Jewish tradition, beneath a canopy of white satin.

Mrs. Allan Radin served as organist for the occasion, and Mrs. Max Baylinson sang, "I Love You Truly" in honor of the Baylinsons, and "Always" for the couple about to be married.

The 300 guests were served a buffet supper, after the services, and an orchestra provided music for dancing. First dance was an anniversary waltz by Mr. and Mrs. Baylinson.

One of the tables, from which guests were served, held identical wedding cakes, first slices cut by the two couples. Atop the Baylinson's cakes were the same clasped hands used at their wedding reception 25 years ago. Gloria's and Edward's held a miniature bride and groom.


Before Gloria left for her honeymoon, she changed to a beige wool suit, with new boxy-type jacket, and black accessories. Her open-crowned hat was bonnet-style finished with veiling, and her jewelry was a gold choker given to her by the groom's mother.

The new Mrs. Goldberg is a graduate of Napa Junior College, and during her student days was business manager of the school paper. She was formerly employed in the business office of The Register, and for the past several months has been connected with an accounting firm in Petaluma. In addition to her maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Lazarus, she has a paternal grandmother, Mrs. E. Baylinson of Vallejo. She and Mrs. Barnhill are the only children of Mr. and Mrs. Baylinson, who have lived in Napa for the past several years. Mr. Baylinson is a widely-known business man of the community.

Mr. Goldberg is the son of Mrs. Jack Gold of Petaluma and Israel Goldberg of Miami, Fla. He is a veteran of World War II, and is a student at Santa Rosa Junior College.

The couple have established their home at 26 [?] Seventh street, Petaluma.


On the 300 invitations sent out by Mr. and Mrs. Baylinson for the anniversary party, the couple requested that the "family occasion be commemorated by dedicating all gifts and niceties toward the unfortunate children in Europe, through the B'Nai B'rith European children's aid fund."

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Gloria Aylene Baylinson was born in Oakland, California on September 6, 1926 to Ben and Bee Baylinson. The family moved to Napa in the early 1930's and Gloria went to school there. She worked for the "Napa Register" newspaper and learned to perform magic acts from her father. She was quite active in the Camp Fire Girls and her mother, Bee, was an active participating parent in Camp Fire activities.

Edward Goldberg was born February 8, 1923 and married Gloria in 1948. He attended Santa Rosa Junior College and college in Reno, Nevada. In the second World War, he was stationed in England with the Army Air Force and had something to do with classified material. His interests were Scouting (his son Sam was an Eagle Scout) and bowling.

Ed and Gloria ran "The Pantry Shelf" delicatessen in Berkeley, California which was near the University of California campus, on Shattuck Avenue. They worked very very hard and very long hours with the family helping at times. Gloria thinks that Ed just about worked himself to death. He died on December 19, 1977. Gloria is now retired and living in Albany, California.

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The epitome of Jewish tradition-- Feeding people!

The Goldberg family life revolved around the business. Everything happened at the store rather than their home. Ed and Gloria Goldberg, better known as Mr. & Mrs. "G", sold their house in Vallejo in order to purchase "The Pantry Shelf Delicatessen" from Gloria's aunt and uncle in 1955. It was a small store on Solano Avenue in Berkeley.

Gloria remembers long days and nights learning the business. Nellie, 4 3/4 years old when they started, used to sleep on two chairs. As time passed, the chairs lengthened from two to three and to four. Also, the back of the store had too many boxes to run around when you have morning sickness. Help was hired and Sam Goldberg was born in November, 1957.

"The Pantry Shelf" moved to a bigger place in August of 1960 but Ed and Gloria didn't retire until October, 1976, some 16 years later.

Ed's natural ability at cooking kept the customers happy and returning. If he wasn't in sight, they wouldn't eat the cole slaw until they had asked who made it.

People came to visit -- and, if needed, were put to work. Gloria's parents, Ben and Bee Baylinson, would always come down during the holiday season to help prepare the food, especially for the biggest catering order, the Christmas party of the "O. C. Jones Construction Company". Ed would cook everyone else's Thanksgiving and Christmas turkeys, often staying up 36 hours at a stretch to do so.

Passover dinners, for the whole extended family, were a tradition for many years at the store. Memories as the generations grew up---from children sneaking extra gulps of Passover wine to a pregnant young matron answering, "I know the answer to nine. Nine are the months to childbirth", blushing all the while.

Nellie was introduced to her future husband as "Nellie from the Deli", and to a Bostonian Jew, that sounded like heaven!

Ed Goldberg suffered his first heart attack in August of 1976 and that made it necessary to sell "The Pantry Shelf". What a time Gloria and Nellie had trying to teach newly arrived Koreans how to cook Jewish food!

"The Pantry Shelf Delicatessen" was a unifying force for the family living in the northern California area. People came to meet others there---a central area---constant in an ever changing world.

[Business card says address is 1475 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, California]

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