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OBITUARY

James Joseph Golden

July 13, 1927June 9, 2020

James Joseph Golden, 92, passed away on June 9, 2020 at Marquette Manor in Indianapolis, Indiana. Jim had a full life. He was born in New York City and served in the United States Navy before attending Kent State University (KSU) where he earned a degree business and polymer studies. While at KSU he met fellow student, Eleanor Rose Gosciewski. Jim and Eleanor were married in 1952. Subsequently, Jim was employed and became a shareholder with Buckeye Rubber & Packing Company in Cleveland, Ohio. He had a successful sales career with “Buckeye,” retiring in the late 1990’s.

Jim had a good sense of humor and was a “people person.” A son of Irish immigrants, Jim would often laugh and quote the line from Mel Brook’s movie, Blazing Saddles, “But we don’t want the Irish!” For Jim, the best summer days began with an early morning tee time, 18 to 36 holes of golf (“Went to Saturday evening mass...” he’d say with a grin) followed by a PGA tournament/nap in front of the television, with a family barbecue for the finale. Winter days, Jim’s favorite music— often the Kingston Trio or Nat King Cole— was the family wakeup call while Jim cooked a “Navy Man’s” breakfast. In the afternoon the house was often filled with the aroma of Jim’s “famous” slow cooked spaghetti sauce (his specialty, “Don’t need a recipe.”). Jim enjoyed his grandchildren, teaching them the important things in life: golfing, playing poker, fishing, and spending time together. Later in life, nothing pleased him more than to sit with a cup of tea, and say “Tell me what’s new....”

Jim, who relished being the only male in a household of 4 females, is survived by his loving and patient wife, Eleanor, of 68 years. Jim is also survived by his daughters and their spouses, Karen Golden-Biddle and R. Mark Biddle; Kathryn Correia and Stephen Correia and Kimberly Lenzo and Christopher Michael Lenzo; grandchildren, Nathaniel Biddle, Andrew James Lenzo, Nathaniel Taylor and Zachary Golden Correia (finally 4 men!) and his sisters Loretta Brady, Theresa Blag and Irene Harrison. Jim is preceded in death by his parents James and Hannah Golden and his brothers John Golden and Arthur Golden. Memorial services will be arranged at a later date.

Leppert Mortuary – Nora Chapel (Indianapolis, Indiana) assisting with arrangements. Please visit www.leppertmortuary.com to share a memory.

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Dr. Ansel Woldt

June 14, 2020

Dear Eleanor ("Ips") and Girls,

My heart was touched today when I read of Jim's transition in the Kent Record Courier obituaries. Thank you for thinking to have it listed here as I've often wondered where you all ended up moving to when you left your lovely home in Twin Lakes. Seeing Jim's photo brings back lots of memories, some fond, others? . . . but all very touching. Lots of memories of you as counselor in Ravenna and so magnificent with children. I've never forgotten how you opened your home for our Gestalt therapy group to meet there when Delores was in intensive treatment and ultimately died from cancer; thus making meeting in our large group therapy room difficult. Interestingly, Arnie Coven and I were co-therapists for your group and ironically he died a month ago. I participated in his online Zoom memorial service just 3 weeks ago -- a wonderful life-long friend. At age 88 I'm still seeing a small client load in my practice -- still here in our residence, which I'm sure you remember. Discovering that you live in or near Indianapolis, I can't help but mention we have great friends there who run the Indianapolis Gestalt Institute -- Charlie & Ann Bowman. Please accept my condolences as I hope this finds you well as you grieve Jim's passing. I'd love to hear from you "Ips".

sharon thompson

June 14, 2020

My memories of Jim are tins of cookies at Christmas or learning how to make a beautiful photo album for my husband or a joke told fast and away he would go, what a sense of humor! One Halloween we were going to trick or treat his house but he turned the tables on us and threw water balloons at us from upper windows. He was my best friends' father and a good person to be around. Sending love and prayers to his family.

Andy Slusarski

June 13, 2020

My sincere condolences to all of Jim's family. One of the kindest, generous, quick-witted and fun to be with men I've ever known. We shared much laughter and he was a great mentor and role model in my life. He will be deeply missed.

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Biography

James Joseph Golden, 92, passed away on June 9, 2020 at Marquette Manor in Indianapolis, Indiana. Jim had a full life. He was born in New York City and served in the United States Navy before attending Kent State University (KSU) where he earned a degree business and polymer studies. While at KSU he met fellow student, Eleanor Rose Gosciewski. Jim and Eleanor were married in 1952. Subsequently, Jim was employed and became a shareholder with Buckeye Rubber & Packing Company in Cleveland, Ohio. He had a successful sales career with “Buckeye,” retiring in the late 1990’s.

Jim had a good sense of humor and was a “people person.” A son of Irish immigrants, Jim would often laugh and quote the line from Mel Brook’s movie, Blazing Saddles, “But we don’t want the Irish!” For Jim, the best summer days began with an early morning tee time, 18 to 36 holes of golf (“Went to Saturday evening mass...” he’d say with a grin) followed by a PGA tournament/nap in front of the television, with a family barbecue for the finale. Winter days, Jim’s favorite music— often the Kingston Trio or Nat King Cole— was the family wakeup call while Jim cooked a “Navy Man’s” breakfast. In the afternoon the house was often filled with the aroma of Jim’s “famous” slow cooked spaghetti sauce (his specialty, “Don’t need a recipe.”). Jim enjoyed his grandchildren, teaching them the important things in life: golfing, playing poker, fishing, and spending time together. Later in life, nothing pleased him more than to sit with a cup of tea, and say “Tell me what’s new....”

Jim, who relished being the only male in a household of 4 females, is survived by his loving and patient wife, Eleanor, of 68 years. Jim is also survived by his daughters and their spouses, Karen Golden-Biddle and R. Mark Biddle; Kathryn Correia and Stephen Correia and Kimberly Lenzo and Christopher Michael Lenzo; grandchildren, Nathaniel Biddle, Andrew James Lenzo, Nathaniel Taylor and Zachary Golden Correia (finally 4 men!) and his sisters Loretta Brady, Theresa Blag and Irene Harrison. Jim is preceded in death by his parents James and Hannah Golden and his brothers John Golden and Arthur Golden.
Memorial services will be arranged at a later date.

Leppert Mortuary – Nora Chapel (Indianapolis, Indiana) assisting with arrangements. Please visit www.leppertmortuary.com to share a memory.