Harold Goldberg Obituary

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Harold Benjamin Goldberg

November 19, 1917 - February 12, 2014
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Harold Benjamin Goldberg passed away in Deerfield Beach, Florida, on February 12, 2014, at age 96 after a brief illness. Harold was born in Brinkley, Arkansas, on November 19, 1917, the only child of Adolph and Vera (Gundelfinger) Goldberg. He enjoyed an idyllic small town childhood with loving parents. His family moved to Little Rock when he was a teenager. He especially loved and excelled at math and occasionally taught one of his math classes at Little Rock Central High School in his teacher's absence. He was proud of his tri-state math award, won in high school, but he was disappointed that he couldn't keep the trophy, which is...
Harold Benjamin Goldberg passed away in Deerfield Beach, Florida, on February 12, 2014, at age 96 after a brief illness.
Harold was born in Brinkley, Arkansas, on November 19, 1917, the only child of Adolph and Vera (Gundelfinger) Goldberg. He enjoyed an idyllic small town childhood with loving parents. His family moved to Little Rock when he was a teenager.

He especially loved and excelled at math and occasionally taught one of his math classes at Little Rock Central High School in his teacher's absence. He was proud of his tri-state math award, won in high school, but he was disappointed that he couldn't keep the trophy, which is displayed at his school. Because of his love of math and physics, his heroes were Albert Einstein and Richard Feynman.

He was one of the youngest students in his medical school class at the University of Arkansas in Little Rock, where he met the love of his life, Grace Buckley of Carlisle, Arkansas. They married and had two children: Larry Goldberg of Chapel Hill, North Carolina; and Barbara Kazlowski of Cedar Hill, Texas. He adored his children, their spouses Raquel Goldberg and Mark Kazlowski, and his only grandchild, Kristopher Kazlowski of San Francisco.
As an only child, he liked being part of Grace's large family. He was glad to help their family in any way he could. There were many large family reunions in Carlisle, and he delighted in treating everyone to barbecue sandwiches from a popular local restaurant.

Harold enlisted in the Army during World War II and served as a doctor on the remote island of Amchitka in the Aleutian Islands on the Bering Sea. He enjoyed telling stories of Army life in the frigid climate. After the war, Harold opened a medical practice in Gary, Indiana, where he resided until retiring to Boca Raton, Florida.
After Grace passed away, he married Renee Krieger.

Among his favorite pastimes were reading books about Einstein and Feynman, watching classic movies, playing tennis, watching tennis, telling jokes and spending time with his family. The latter was the great joy of his life.
Always a kind and thoughtful person, Harold was the very definition of a gentleman. In this way, he took after his beloved father. He learned the importance of family from his beloved mother. He had a wonderful sense of humor.
His children and grandson will miss him terribly, but they are grateful for many memories of happy times with him. He was unfailingly kind, supportive and loving with his family and friends.
Harold's family is especially grateful to the home health aides and nurses who provided excellent, caring support during his final days.

His cremains will be interred next to his parents in Little Rock, Arkansas. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Simon Wiesenthal Center, one of his favorite organizations; or Magen David Adom, the Israeli version of the Red Cross, which helps people of all faiths.

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