James Goldberg Obituary

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James F. Goldberg

December 14, 1939 - December 31, 2011
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James "Jim" F. Goldberg at 72 of Cambridge on Saturday, December 31, 2011 of lung cancer at home. A writer, editor, and public policy analyst, he was passionate about social and economic justice, with a long history of advocacy and political activism: he took part in the Columbia University protest in '68, helped organize the Hearings on Economic Insecurity MA in '96, and was an advocate for local affordable housing. Jim was a humble, kind, and generous man, who loved Beethoven's Violin Concerto, old movies, the Red Sox, and playing poker with old and new friends. He was persnickety about language, a student of 19th century British...
James "Jim" F. Goldberg at 72 of Cambridge on Saturday, December 31, 2011 of lung cancer at home. A writer, editor, and public policy analyst, he was passionate about social and economic justice, with a long history of advocacy and political activism: he took part in the Columbia University protest in '68, helped organize the Hearings on Economic Insecurity MA in '96, and was an advocate for local affordable housing. Jim was a humble, kind, and generous man, who loved Beethoven's Violin Concerto, old movies, the Red Sox, and playing poker with old and new friends. He was persnickety about language, a student of 19th century British literature and social theory. He loved Amherst College (class of '61) and was devoted to the friends he made there. He grew up in Washington D.C, spending summers at Camp Ramah and Habonim. After college, Jim lived for a year in Israel, teaching English at Moshav Kfar Vitkin. Jim was the son of the late Sidney Goldberg and the late Gladys (Winokur) Goldberg. He was a devoted and loving husband to Trudy Bauer. A loving father to Matthew Goldberg and his wife Rain Kramer and an adoring Gramps to Noah and Sophie. He was a loving brother to Judy Goldberg. And a loving step-father to Sika Sullivan and her husband Kevin and an adoring Opa to Sarah and Kate. He also leaves his extended Goldberg, Winokur, Bauer, Giuliano, and Wood families. And many dear, long-time friends. Services at Levine Chapels, 470 Harvard St., Brookline on Tuesday, January 3 at 11:00AM. Interment will follow at the Workmen's Circle Cemetery, 776 Baker St., W. Roxbury. Memorial observance at his late residence following interment until 9PM, continuing on Wednesday and Thursday from 6-9PM with Minyan Services at 7:30PM each night. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy in Jim's memory may be made to: CAAS (Community Action Agency of Somerville) 66-70 Union Sq., Suite 104, Somerville, MA 02143. The Common Foundation, Frost Library, Amherst College, Amherst, MA 01002 or to Camp Ramah N.E., Tikvah Program, 2 Commerce Way, Norwood, MA 02002

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