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In Memory

Frank Goldberg

Frank Goldberg

Frank Goldberg

Frank passed away while with his wife Cindy and family on Saturday October 28th, 2023 in Bay City, MI.

His strong  will to live carried him through the last several years of illness and physical disability.

Near the end of his days he used our Mumford reunion as a focal point. Thinking if he could just make it and see all of us how sweet the day would be. His body just wouldn't let it happen.

He had his letter sweater and the outfit he had planned to wear ready to go.  His outfit, still out today, reminded Frank of his love for those special days we spent together and those of us who were always in Franks life.

Played pickup football with Frank at John Ivory and on the field at Country Day. I wasn't a day to day friend like Joel Fisher or some of his MacDowell friends like Howard Perlman and Art Dermer  but connected with him because he always made you feel important and was easy to talk to. Frank made you a friend and better person.

The Reunion- When we started to plan the 60th reunion I became acutely aware of Franks feelings. We had to get it done. Time was of the essence.I worked to make him happy and give him hope. He recruited classmates to be with us and out of their love for him they came to the reunion. Of the many people in our class that were and are hurting his story of positive drive was one of the most compelling. Some with certainly less at stake than Frank said their ailments wouldn't allow them to travel to the reunion. By contrast others, Frank included ,said they'd find a way or a circumstance that would allow them to be with us at the reunion. Like the last play of the game, body ravished, Frank tried to get to the reunion. His body gave out trying. His mind never did. Knowing that, Frank was at the reunion with all of us he touched. That drive is his legacy.

 We, along with Cindy, his family and close friends have lost a positive, decent  loving personality today. May Frank Rest in Peace

Arnie Collens


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10/29/23 07:33 PM #1    

Leslie Scherr (Balkany)

So sorry to hear this sad news. Frank was really a special guy, going all the way back to MacDowell days. He will be missed, and should rest in peace.

10/30/23 05:45 PM #2    

Roberta Keystone (Malin)

I am so sorry to hear this very sad news.  Frank and I go back to MacDowell days where we danced a waltz in a variety/talent show.  I will cherish those memories forever,  dear friend.  RIP.

Roberta Keystone Malin

10/30/23 09:38 PM #3    

David Rives

Pick-up baseball game at Mumford.  Large guy playing first base; had never seen him before.

Batter hits a ground ball to the shortstop, who throws over to first base.  Ball takes a short hop about two feet in front of first baseman -- one of the hardest catches in baseball to make.  First baseman leans down and backhands the short hop as if it were the esiest thing in the world to do.  My jaw drops, and stays dropped for a good minute.  Had never seen someone make such a difficult play so nonchalantly -- especially someone in his mid-teens.

Over and above all the other Hall of Fame things he went on to do, that, to me, was Frank Goldberg.

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