David Alan Goldberg

March 14, 1949June 2, 2018

TOMS RIVER – David Alan Goldberg died Saturday, June 2, 2018. He was 69 years of age.

Born in Newark, NJ and raised in Verona, he resided in West Orange and Livingston before moving to the Greenbriar Woodlands Community of Toms River in 2014.

David received a BS degree from Rutgers and a masters in economics from Penn State University. Prior to retiring, David served as an executive at Bamberger’s/Macy’s and IBM before working independently in marketing and product development of electronics and household goods. As part of his work, he traveled extensively in the US, South America, and Asia, logging over one million air miles. Beginning in 2002, David taught various business courses at colleges throughout the state.

David was passionate about sports, especially football and baseball, and loved James Bond films.

He was predeceased by his parents Ruth (née Pearlstein) and Fred Goldberg.

Surviving is his loving wife of 47 years, Susan; two sons, Matthew Goldberg and Dr. Michael Goldberg. Also surviving is a sister, Joan Furbish of New Zealand.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, June 4, 2018 at 12:30 pm at Bloomfield-Cooper Jewish Chapels, 1300 Vermont Avenue, Lakewood, NJ. Interment will be private. For more information, or to post a tribute online, please visit

In lieu of flowers or gifts, memorial contributions may be made in David’s name to the Alzheimer’s Association.


  • Susan Goldberg, Wife
  • Matthew Goldberg, Son
  • Dr. Michael Goldberg, Son
  • Joan Furbish, Sister


  • Funeral Service Monday, June 4, 2018

David Alan Goldberg

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Sharon Zandman-Zeman

June 8, 2018

Dear Sue (and family),
Although it's been more years than I care to think about, I remember you living up the street next to the Schept's and driving to Mardi Gras with Dave and Bob Rabinowitz my freshman year of college. Seems like a lifetime ago and only yesterday. My sincere condolences to all of you.

Bruce Siegel

June 4, 2018

Both David and I were somewhat in the same area of professions I always enjoyed talking about the retail, wholesale business. He was someone I knew understood the ups and downs of business.
He will be missed by myself and my wife Barbara , immensely.

Michael Sherry

June 4, 2018

Dear Susan, I was very sorry to hear about David. Along with Stanley Kaplan, David was very important to me during senior year of high school. The next thing I learned was news from Carol Shefrin the other day. So strange, like from another lifetime. At first when I saw his picture, I didn't recognize him but the more I looked at it, there was the same twinkle in his eyes.

More I remember was our life(yours and mine) on woodland and brentwood avenues. Paula's long black hair, Jack wearing a black suit and a black hat, and one time when you came over Saturday morning and Taffy suffered the consequences. Once I remember running away from home when my mother committed some injustice against me and I hid in your backyard or den...or perhaps that was a fantasy.

I hope your life with David was a happy one and that you have many sweet memories of your life together.

Mike Sherry

Carol Shefrin

June 4, 2018

So sad to learn of David's passing & fondly remembering our shared childhood memories in the neighborhood. My sympathies to you all.


June 3, 2018

Dear Sue (and Family),
Even though David was a classmate of Juan's at Verona High School, I didn't know him since we were a year ahead. Many years later when we received the invitation to our reunion, Juan said he hoped Dave Goldberg would be there, and recollected how smart and funny Dave was, how they always had such good times together. I felt the same way about you, Sue, and when I finally met Dave with you at the reunion, I could only smile.... It seemed we were all transported back in time to VHS, feeling as close, comfortable, and relaxed as we did then. Dave was fun-loving, witty, charming and kind, and I understood the special relationship he had with Juan, as I understood the special one I had with you. Time has separated us, Sue, but memories have remained intact. Tears have begun to fall now, Sue; I am so sorry and sad for your loss of David, for the end of a lifetime of a wonderful man, a loving husband and father. Please know that my heart breaks for you and your family.
With love,