2019-01-18 03:02:49 UTC
Bob Dylan gets special shout-out in aunt's obituary
By RACHEL DESANTIS
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
JAN 17, 2019 | 12:40 PM
There is another side of Bob Dylan — caretaker.
Dylan got a special shout-out this week in the obituary of his aunt Irene Goldfine, who died Monday at age 95.
The iconic singer, who typically keeps his life shrouded in secrecy, was thanked, along with his younger brother David, for caring for her.
“Irene was the life of the party and the last to leave and was known for her cooking,” her obituary in the Star Tribune wrote. “Thank you to her nephews David and Bob for always taking extra good care of her.”
Irene’s sister was Dylan’s mother, Beatty Zimmerman Rutman, who died in 2000 at age 84.
It was at Irene’s wedding to her husband Henry that Dylan, 77, played his first paid gig, according to the 2011 book “Bob Dylan: No Direction Home,” by Robert Shelton.
The book claims Dylan’s uncle urged him to sing, waving a $25 wad of cash, but that Dylan initially refused, agreeing only when the crowd agreed to keep quiet.
Afterwards, “He approached his mother with his first gate receipts. ‘Mummy,’ he told her, ‘I’m going to give the money back,’” Shelton writes. “He returned to his uncle and handed him the money. He was the hero of the day and nearly upstaged the bride and groom.”
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Irene Stone Goldfine
Goldfine, Irene Stone was born August 14, 1923 and died January 14, 2019. Irene was preceded in death by husband Henry, parents Ben and Florence Stone, brothers Vernon and Lewis Stone and sister Beatty Zimmerman Rutman. She is survived by children Linda and Neal Goldstein, Abby and Bob Goodman, and Sander Goldfine; grandchildren Sarah (Joe) Wall, Evan (Caity Day), Michael (Amy) Goodman, Matt (Minda) Goldfine, Adam Goldfine and Amy Goldfine; and great-grandchild Mason Goldfine. Irene grew up in Hibbing, married the love of her life Henry and raised 3 children. They started their marriage in Duluth. They moved back to Hibbing until Henry retired from the furniture business. The remaining years of their lives was spent in Scottsdale, Arizona and Minneapolis and St. Paul. Irene was the life of the party and the last to leave and was known for her cooking. Thank you to her nephews David (Gayle) and Bob for always taking extra good care of her. GRAVESIDE SERVICE: 12:00 pm Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at the Adas Israel Cemetery (corner of Howard Gnesen Rd and Martin Rd) in Duluth. SHIVA will be at Beth El Synagogue (5225 Barry St. W.) St Louis Park at 7:30 pm. Arrangements by Dougherty Funeral Home, Duluth, 218-727-3555.
Published on January 15, 2019