Johnson Funeral Home

2685 Henderson Dr, Jacksonville, NC


Marty Goldman

January 20, 1945October 16, 2019
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HMCM (AW/SW) C. M. “Marty” Goldman, USN Retired January 20, 1945—October 16, 2019

A man who loved and lived for his family; a man who served his country with honor; a man who served his community with passion and total commitment; a man who shared his stories and wisdom; a man who gave everything he was to everyone around him – This is the man we honor today, Marty Goldman.

Marty was born in Walterboro, South Carolina to Morton and Miriam Caldwell Goldman. A move to North Dakota helped shape his future because it was there that a Navy recruiter captured Marty’s attention with a promise to start his career in sunny and warm San Diego. So Marty joined the United States Navy on February 3, 1964. Following boot camp, he attended Hospital Corps School, then on to Field Medical Service School at Camp Pendleton before joining 2nd Battalion 4th Marine Brigade and completing two tours in Vietnam. After 28 ½ years of dedicated service, Marty retired as a Command Master Chief of the Naval Hospital aboard MCB Camp Lejeune in 1992.

Marty traveled the world both as a military dependent and as active duty military. Some of his favorite duty stations were Naval Hospital Roosevelt Roads, Puerto Rico where he met his wife Brenda; USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69); and Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune. It was in Jacksonville, NC that Marty and Brenda chose to make their permanent home upon his retirement, and Marty immediately transitioned from serving his country to serving our community.

Marty was quick to devote his time and resources to a good cause. His long list of community involvement included the Military Order of World Wars General Westmoreland-Charleston SC Chapter (Hereditary Member); the City of Jacksonville Board of Adjustment; the National Association of Credit Union Chairman (Chairman); the Onslow County Hospital Authority Board; Jacksonville/Onslow Chamber of Commerce (prior Vice President); Fleet Reserve Association Branch 208; New River Rotary/Military Affairs Committee; Sturgeon City Education Center Board; Onslow Memorial Hospital Foundation (prior Chairman); Local Precinct Worker; and Marine Federal Credit Union Board of Directors (Chairman). In 2007, Marty’s dedication to the credit union movement was recognized with the honor of North Carolina Credit Union League Volunteer of the Year. Marty was a born leader; he loved to share wisdom and guidance, and he expected nothing short of excellence from those with whom he worked.

But, he definitely wasn’t all work and no play. Those who knew him can attest that Marty enjoyed Blackjack and a glass of Jack, or taking a tour at his favorite haunt, Old Chicago. He loved traveling with his beloved wife, and spending time with his children and grandchildren. And, he loved his Marine Federal Credit Union family, who he faithfully served since 1992.

Marty is survived by his soulmate, Brenda Pepper Goldman, children Bryan Goldman and Amanda d’Adesky, son-in-law John d’Adesky, and grandchildren Dresden and Penny.

Marty Goldman was a generous man – generous with his love, time, talent, and treasure, and he will be greatly missed not only by his family, but also by his community. We are blessed to have had him in our lives and will cherish his memory. There will be a public visitation Monday, October 21, 2019 from 10:30 am until 1:00 pm at Johnson Funeral Home with a graveside service at Coastal Carolina State Veterans Cemetery at 2:00 pm.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions in Marty’s name be made to the Alzheimer’s Association and the C.M. and Brenda Goldman Scholarship at CCCC.


  • Bryan Goldman
  • Steve Garner
  • Jeff Clark
  • Chuck Collins
  • Ray Applewhite
  • Mike Dunn
  • Terry Shepard
  • Grover Lewis
  • Jacob Gibson
  • John Eller
  • Dave Lanham
  • Howard Pepper
  • Ike Johnson
  • John d'Adesky


  • Visitation Monday, October 21, 2019
  • Graveside Service Monday, October 21, 2019


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Rose & Dino Rangel

October 24, 2019

Dino and I extend our deepest sympathy to Brenda and family .Marty was a unique Credit Union leader while serving in all his roles as Credit Union Chairman of his hometown Marine Federal Credit Union, NC and as Chairman of NACUC. He loved his family, his Country and stood strong for the Credit Union Industry. I served with him on the National Association of Credit Union Chairmen Board. We truly enjoyed the participation in all the NACUC Roundtable Forums with Marty and Brenda . May he rest in pease for a job well done in serving his country and the Credit Union Industry.

Jack Toth

October 22, 2019

Brenda and Family
My deepest sympathy to you and your family. I will always remember Marty as a friend and as a credit union Chairman with passion for our movement and for NACUC. Although I was unable to attend the meeting where he presented my Vice Chairman on my behalf the Gene Ball Award I will always remember our last conversation. I will keep Marty in my thoughts and prayers.
Jack Toth, Chairman USX FCU


October 22, 2019

I was blessed to have met Marty in 2005 at the credit union chairman's forum. Marty always extended a warm welcome to me and made me feel accepted and valued at the events over the years. Marty was an inspiration to me in many ways and I am thankful that I got to know him. I'll never forget his kindness and his words he used when ending a talk "God Bless You, and God Bless the United States of America." God bless you Marty and thank you for so much.


October 21, 2019

Dear Brenda and Family,

Please accept my condolences on Marty's passing. He will be well remembered and sorely missed. I respected his dedication to the credit union movement and his willingness to provide advice and guidance to me and the other NACUC members. If there is anything that I can do to help please let me know. He was in my thoughts all week but especially today.
Marlene Schwartz

Pat Tollefson

October 20, 2019

Brenda and Family,
I consider Marty a friend and looked forward to seeing him at NACUC and GAC. I'm so sorry for your loss, please know he will live on in our memories and in our hearts.

Wendell Melton

October 20, 2019

Marty was CMC at Naval Hospital when I retired in 92. He set up my retirement and did an outstanding job. It's something I'll never forget. He went out of his way to make sure everything was perfect and everything I wanted. He was a good leader and an even better friend. My prayers are with Brenda and his family at this time. He will be missed.

Mark Fletcher

October 19, 2019

Marty was always a great help at Old Chicago . His advise and drive kept us running strong, he always helped us promote and execute fundraisers and was just fun to talk to! I honestly think if I would of asked him to help with dishes he would have! I’m a better person knowing him and his family!

Susan Mulholland-Neiman

October 19, 2019

The best boss I had on Roosevelt Roads. He talked me into going to work for him in security. I told him I didn't type. He said it wasn't a problem. Next thing I'm typing supply requests on those little damn cards with all the little boxes! The guy could type like a demon with just 2 fingers. I was hoping to see him at one of the South Carolina get togethers. I'm so sorry for the family's loss. He really was a great man/sailor/ corpsman. Fair winds and following seas to Marty.

Cheryl Pearsom

October 19, 2019

My favorite brother-in-law. You will be missed by all who knew and loved you. Love to my Sis and her family.

Jackie Trexel

October 19, 2019

Brenda, I'm so sad to hear about Marty's passing! My thoughts and prayers for healing and comfort are sent your way. You and Marty were always a very special part of my life which I will always treasure!