Barbara Lock Goodman, a retired high school teacher, died Feb. 9 after a long illness. She was 80. Born and raised in Harrisburg, Pa., she was the youngest of Mike and Anna Lock’s seven children. She met her husband, Leonard, at Penn State in a class of Greek
Literature in Translation. She distinguished herself in 1954 by studying five languages
simultaneously and graduated the following year with a degree in classical languages. In 1962, she received her M.A. in Latin from Catholic University. To fulfill the requirements of her degree, she analyzed the forms of the verbs in the works of the medieval author, Valerius Maximus.
Barbara Goodman taught Latin and Spanish at Robert E. Peary High School and
then at Magruder High School for almost 30 years.
In 1954 she married Leonard Saul Goodman and moved to the District in 1959 where they raised their two children, Dr. Evan Goodman and Dr. Anne Benjamin. After
retiring in 1987, Mrs. Goodman devoted her time to reading for the Washington Ear;
District politics; helping homebound friends, foreign travel with her husband; and to
revitalizing Ohev Sholom-The National Synagogue.
In addition to her husband and children, Barbara Goodman is survived by a brother, Jack Lock, a sister, Charlotte Hyams, five grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and many cousins, nephews, and nieces. She was buried in the Ohev Sholom Cemetery
in Southeast D.C. Memorial contributions may be made to Ohev Sholom-The National Synagogue.