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GOLDMAN, J. Philip, age 75, of Midlothian, went to be with the Lord November 13, 2012, surrounded by his family. He was preceded in death by his mother, Gertie O. Goldman. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Charo; his father, Paul H. Goldman of Monroe, La.; five children, Ana G. Warden (Alan), Paola D. McNeil (Matt), Margaret T. Wilson (Daniel), Peter O. Goldman (Madeline) and Michael P. Goldman (Kristin); 12 grandchildren, Christopher, Tyler, Bo, Sadie, Max, Johnny, Caroline, Owen, Katherine, Patrick, Luci and Izabelle all of the Richmond area; two brothers, Mitchell J. Goldman of Monroe, La., and James O. Goldman (Candy) of Monroe, La.; and a sister, Marylin G. Ritter (Skeeter) of Bristol, Tenn. Mr. Goldman was a native of Baton Rouge, La., an avid baseball fan, an LSU football fan, a history buff, and had a love for music and classic cars. Mr. Goldman was a U.S. Air Force veteran, and met his wife while serving in Madrid, Spain. After completing his service, he was a pioneer of radio and television and he started the first FM station in Richmond, WRVQ-FM, Q94, in 1972, and was the general manager for 22 years. During his broadcast career, which spanned over 40 years, he was a member of the Virginia Association of Broadcasting and served as its 40th president in 1983. In 2008 the VAB awarded him the C.T. Lucy Distinguished Service Award. He was the co-founder of Channel 65, a Board member of Catholic Charities, a Board member of the National Designated Drivers Association and a member of the Knights of Columbus for many years. Mr. Goldman was a member of St. Edward the Confessor Catholic Church for 42 years. Phil lived life to the fullest and took the greatest pride in being surrounded by his family. His wisdom, loyalty, love and generosity will be missed terribly. The family will receive friends at Bliley's-Central, 3801 Augusta Avenue, Sunday, 3 to 6 p.m. A Memorial Mass will be said at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Edward the Confessor Catholic Church, 2700 Dolfield Drive, Richmond, Va. 23235. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Edward the Confessor Catholic Church.

This obituary was originally published in the Richmond Times-Dispatch.
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