Berger Memorial Chapel

9430 Olive Blvd, St Louis, MO


Ronald Edwin Goldenberg

August 14, 1931November 7, 2019

Goldenberg, Ronald Edwin, 88, passed away peacefully on November 7, 2019. He is survived by his beloved wife of 63 years, Carolyn M. Goldenberg, his son Mark Goldenberg and his daughter Cheri Cardon (Reid); grandchildren Jennifer Layne Bhalla (Jay), Brett Cardon (Marisa), and Benjamin Goldenberg; sister Jan Baron and brother Larry Goldenberg (Gay); sisters-in law Darlene Grosser and Myrna Danzig (Howard). Ron was born in Hammond, Indiana on August 14, 1931, the son of the late James and Edna Goldenberg. He enlisted in the Naval Reserve in 1950 and was on active duty during the Korean War at the U.S. Naval Amphibious Base in Coronado, CA; he was assigned to Beach Jumper Unit One. He graduated from Clayton High School, Clayton, Missouri and received Bachelor's and Master's Degrees of Science from Washington University and a Ph.D. from Oklahoma State University. Ron’s career began in teaching at Normandy and University City Public Schools in St. Louis. He also taught at the University of Georgia as an associate professor. He served as Dean of the School of Education, Dean of the Graduate School and Assistant Vice President of Academic Affairs at the University of Evansville Indiana. He retired in 1997 from Eastern Michigan University, where he served for 12 years as Dean of the Graduate School and Vice President for Research. Ron and Carol retired to Hilton Head Island, SC in 1997. He was active with the Jewish community and served on the board of directors and was principal of the Sunday School at Temple Beth Yam. He enjoyed his involvement with the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary and served as Flotilla Commander, Division Captain, and Rear Commodore North in the 7th Coast Guard District. Ron and Carol moved to In Richmond, VA in 2011. He served as Coast Guard Auxiliary Member Training officer at the flotilla and division levels. Ron was an avid history buff and thoroughly enjoyed exploring Virginia’s historical sites. He had a great love for and cherished his time with family and friends. Graveside service Sunday, November 10th, 1:30 PM at Chesed Shel Emeth Cemetery, 650 White Road, Chesterfield, Mo. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to the National Kidney Foundation.


  • Graveside Service Sunday, November 10, 2019
  • Condolences Sunday, November 10, 2019
  • Condolences Monday, November 11, 2019


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Earl Roggeman

November 14, 2019

My deepest condolences to Ron's family. I worked with Ron in the Graduate School at Eastern Michigan University from 1988 until his retirement . In fact, it was with Ron that Interviewed for the position as Graduation Auditor (after 8 years in Financial Aid). Ron was one of the best men I ever have had the pleasure of knowing and I think he would be proud to know I am still here, with my 40th anniversary coming this June 2020. Thank you, Ron, for giving me a chance to shine. Peace be with your family.