Harold L. GoldbergOctober 8, 1927 ~ August 8, 2017 (age 89)
Harold L. Goldberg 89 of Gulfport passed away August 8, 2017. Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Charlotte; son Dr. Lawrence Goldberg (Jessica Wittcoff); daughters Susan (Dr. Brian) Kagan and Lyn (Ron) Jacobs; brother- in- law Leonard Soman; sister- in -law Hannah Shrand; grandchildren Mirit Kagan, Mya Kagan (Alex Pappas), Stephen, Scott and Bradley Goldberg; and Maury (Dr. Sara) Jacobs and Aaron Jacobs (Mazelle Dadon).
Harold was two months shy of his 90th birthday, having been born in West Palm Beach on October 8th, 1927. He attended St. Pete High where he played football and won an athletic scholarship to attend the University of Florida. There he played for the Gators while earning his degree in engineering. He also attended MIT to study meteorology.
While at the University of Florida he married Charlotte. They lived in Gainesville before moving to Boston, and then spent two years living in Japan while Harold served in the U.S. Air Force. After Japan they moved back to Florida and settled in St. Pete, where they raised their three kids Larry, Susan, and Lyn. Harold spent most of his career working as a reliability engineer at ECI which today is known as Raytheon, before retiring at age 62.
Harold enjoyed fishing; football, softball, and many different sports; and traveling with his wife Charlotte in the US and overseas. Among their many travels were six trips to Israel, including a month-long program volunteering in the Israeli Army. Together they also spent many weekends searching all over flea markets and garage sales for thimbles for Charlotte’s collection. Harold was a member of CBI for 50+ years, where he was an active member, serving on the board, in the Mitzvah Men's Club, and bowling with the synagogue’s bowling league. He is remembered for always being prepared, and delivering sharp, unexpected punchlines in conversation.
Harold was a loving husband, father, and grandfather and his family was his pride and joy.
Funeral services will be noon Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at David C. Gross Funeral Home in St. Petersburg. Burial will follow in Chapel Hill Memorial Park, Largo.
Donations in memory would be appreciated to Congregation B’nai Israel of St. Petersburg
David C. Gross Funeral Homes, Central Avenue Chapel in St. Petersburg is serving the family.