Richard Ronald Goldberg

Born December 20, 1929

Richard R. (Dick) Goldberg, 83, passed away peacefully surrounded by family at the Rosewood Health Center at the Cypress in Raleigh, North Carolina on July 15, 2013.

Mr. Goldberg was born December 20, 1929 in Plainfield, New Jersey, son of George H. and Lillian N. Patterson Goldberg. Dick graduated from Dunellen New Jersey High School where he was All-State in basketball and baseball and is a member of the school's Hall of Fame. He attended Rutgers University and graduated from the University of Delaware, Class of 1952, where he was a member of Theta Chi fraternity, the National Society of Scabbard and Blade, and the basketball and baseball teams. He received a 2nd Lt. Commission and served in the U.S. Army from 1952 through 1954. Upon discharge, he joined his father and became partner of Goldberg Men's Store. In 1962, Dick became a special agent of the FBI and was subsequently assigned to offices in Savannah, GA; Charleston, SC; Charlotte, NC; and Raleigh where he served from 1965 through 1984. After retiring in 1984, Dick joined General Parts, Inc. (Carquest) as the Director or Security until 1995. Dick was an active member of St. Giles Presbyterian Church where he served as Deacon, Elder, Sunday School Superintendent and teacher.

Dick met Jean Thomas in the last semester of their senior year at the University of Delaware and on June 27, 1953 they married. In addition to Jean, his wife of 60 years, Dick is survived by his daughter Jane Hunter, husband Carey of Raleigh and children, John, Katie, Sarah Paige and Logan; and his daughter Jill Kispert, husband John of Atherton, California and children Julia and John. Mr. Goldberg was preceded in death by his son, Thomas Richard (Tommy) in 1983.

The family would like to extend its heartfelt gratitude to the exceptional staff at The Rosewood for their attentive and loving care of Mr. Goldberg.

A memorial service will be held at St. Giles Presbyterian Church, 5101 Oak Park Rd., Raleigh, NC 27612, on Saturday, July 20th at 2:00pm. At 3:30pm, the family will receive friends at The Cypress of Raleigh, 8801 Cypress Lakes Dr., Raleigh, NC 27615, The family asks that, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Giles Presbyterian Church or to the Tommy Goldberg Memorial Scholarship Fund, Triangle Community Foundation, 324 Blackwell Street, Suite 1220, Durham, NC 27701-3690. This fund provides scholarships for children to attend Camp Kanata in Durham, NC.


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Carmine and Brenda Renzulli

July 26, 2013

Jill and family,
So sorry for the loss of your father. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

July 24, 2013

Janey, I have thought of you and you whole family often since I heard the news in church on Sunday. Your dad sounded like and awesome person. Anissa

Kathy Scott

July 20, 2013

I celebrate Dick's life today! Thinking of the Goldberg family. My spirit is with you, Jean.

Ouida Myers

July 20, 2013

Peace be with you and your family.

John Bennett

July 19, 2013

Janey, Carey and family. My condolences on the loss of your father. You and your family are in my prayers.

July 19, 2013

Jean... You and your family are in our thoughts.
Joyce and Corbette Capps

July 19, 2013

Jean - I heard earlier today of Dick's passing and want you to know of my love, thoughts and prayers. I am out of town and will not be able to be at the service on Saturday, but hope to see you in the coming weeks. Blessings and peace, John Bush (Raleigh)

Catherine Freeman

July 18, 2013

Jill and John - I'm so sorry for your loss. I hope you find comfort in wonderful memories.

July 18, 2013

Dear Goldberg Family: we all have so many fond memories of all of you! Blackie 1 and Blackie 2 at Long Beach, the car loads of kids going to Florida and many, many fun times in Charlotte and Raleigh! Mr.Goldberg was a great man! He will be missed! He had such a nice way about him! The last time I saw him was at Mrs. Murray's funeral and he had just gotten out of the hospital - but instead of letting us wait on him hand and foot - he insisted on taking care of us! What a special man! We love you all and are so sorry for your loss! The Hennelly's and Diaz's

Karen Fox

July 18, 2013

My thoughts and prayers are with you, Jean, and your family. May your memories and your great love story of 60 years always bring you comfort. My heart goes out to you now and in the days ahead. Be at peace, comforted, knowing all is well.