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Levine Chapels

470 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA

OBITUARY

Dr. Ronald I. Goldberg

Dr. Ronald I. Goldberg , of Bradford, NH, formerly of Swampscott and Danvers passed away on Thursday, October 31, 2019. Beloved husband of Sandra Goldberg. Loving father of Bernie Goldberg and Renee Goldberg and her husband Paul Greenberg. Adored grandfather of Jake and Simone Greenberg. Fondly remembered by Sandra’s family, Erica Gross and her husband Paul and their son Harry, Debbie Glanz, and Philip Glanz and his children Paul and Mathew. Former husband of the late Susan L. Smidt.

Services our private. Memorial observance will be at Renee and Paul’s home on Sunday, November 3, from 4:00-8:00pm. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to St. Jude Comprehensive Cancer Research Center, www.stjude.org.

Services

  • Memorial Observance Sunday, November 3, 2019

Memories

Dr. Ronald I. Goldberg

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John Hallahan

November 9, 2019

I am so sorry for your loss, so sorry. Dr. Goldberg was my friend and my Brother. I will NEVER forget the great man he was for me. SYOTOS Sir.

James Szpyt

November 9, 2019

I just want to pay my respects and condolences to his family and friends.he was my doctor for 25 years.always listened to my problems and dealt with them with great medical expertise.he will be missed dearly .i will miss his jokes.and the staff he has is always friendly.R.I.P doctor goldburgh.fly high my friend .say hi to my mom for me.

Suzi Demeritt

November 8, 2019

I worked for Dr. Goldberg and he was a loving person with a great work ethic. He was always pleasant to his patients and had some humor to go along with his stories. I remained a patient and was looking forward to seeing him on this month. We would catch up and he would always say.... SUSAN, you were my favorite.. hahaha even after 19 years. I will miss him as my DR. and hopefully he brings a smile to everyone in heaven that he has taken care of over his many years of tending to everyone. I am sure a lot of kind souls helped him through the gates and welcomed him with open arms. Rest in Peace Dr. G- I will miss your humor and kindness.
Love, Susan Demeritt

Kimberly Zizza

November 7, 2019

I am sorry for writing more than once. I just feel like there is so much to say about the way he lived his life. He was not a doctor because he wanted a title nor for the money. He was a doctor because he genuinely cared about all living things. He talked so much about his family, cats, there was a horse or a pony at one point. So so many animals…. He talked about how there was shortage of cats and how another shelter found homes for all of his. He was so happy just helping living beings of all forms. He talked about how healthcare works and if patients go out of network the doctor’s office gets less compensation but he didn’t care about the money, he cared about the patient getting great healthcare. He loved his staff like they were family. He had an employee named Molly many years ago. We would make puns about how Molly left to be a clown in the circus, she ended up marrying another clown and how they must be always clowning around. Looking around the waiting room you would see the diversity of his patients. He treated each and every one as if he couldn’t be happier to see them and that their lives were very important to him, because they were. We talked about life, death and the quality of life. He strived to improve the quality of life of every living being he came into contact with and he did. It is amazing how one person can make a difference in this world and he believed in it, lived it and taught it through example. He was beside you whenever you hit a bump in the road. He was also very honest when news was not so good but he had an amazing talent to be both compassionate and realistic at the same time. To say he will be missed is an understatement because all those who came into contact with him have lost the presence of one of the biggest blessings they will ever have in their lifetime. Prayers and love to his family and much appreciation for sharing him with the rest of us.

Audra Dickinson

November 7, 2019

It was a pleasure to know Dr Goldberg. I worked with him on and off over almost 20 years when I visited the office about twice a month. He was so funny! Always with great jokes. He was a warm and thoughtful person who really cared for his patients and staff. He wasn’t afraid to stand up for what he believed in and loved his family dearly. He always treated our team well and we really appreciate that. I will miss you Dr Goldberg!

kimberly zizza

November 6, 2019

Dr. Goldberg was my doctor for about 20 years. I just learned of his passing when the office just called about my appointment tomorrow. I am in shock. What a loss to our community, his patients and his family. His personality always cheered me up. I loved the pictures of his motorcycle and talks about his cat rescue. Without him, I literally would be dead several times over. He would always fit me in when I was sick. He was funny, compassionate, very tender and he was one of the best doctors in the world. My heart is broken. I am so grateful for the care he provided to me. He is irreplaceable and my heart is broken.

Tracey McCue

November 5, 2019

Dr. Goldberg has been my doctor for a few years and I still can not believe that he has passed. To his family, you have a guardian angel with a heart of gold watching over all of you.
I have to admit, going to the doctor has never been something I enjoyed doing. It usually meant anxiety but Dr. Goldberg was always smiling when he opened that door to the exam room and knowing how nervous I would be, he ALWAYS took time out to sit & talk with me even just for a few minutes. I will miss that "safe" feeling I always got when I heard his voice coming down the hall in my direction. He had a comforting yet very comical (at times) way about him. He will be missed dearly...
I am so very sorry for your loss. May you always hold your memories close to your hearts. You're all in my thoughts and prayers. 🙏❤
Sincerely,
Tracey McCue

Lindajean Hoyt

November 5, 2019

I was so sad to learn of Dr. Goldberg's passing (yesterday 11/04/2019). I was suppose to see him on 10/17/19, however that was the day that Riverside lost power @the medical blding @ Stewart's Health in Haverhill, MA. I saw him every 3 months. He was Always pleasant & funny. He was my Dr. for I can't remember how long ( it seems like forever). To all of his family I am truly at a loss for words. Know that he will always watch over you & that the day will come when you will be together again. Grief is hard may you all find comfort with each other. I will miss him. Blessings to you all.

Missy Howard

November 4, 2019

Dr .Goldberg has been my docter for over 20 years he has always been so pleasant and funny and always cracking a joke. I cant believe he's gone it's sad,condolences to family and friends and you will be missed by many.R.I..P♥️🌹🌷🙏

Betsy Davis

November 4, 2019

Dr. Goldberg was the primary care doctor for many of my hospice patients. He was always so warm, kind, down-to-earth and patient, with a great sense of humor. I always looked forward to the times our paths would cross. My deepest condolences on his loss to his family and all the patients and their families whose lives he so positively touched.

FROM THE FAMILY