GOLDMAN--Jerome L., 89, died at his New Orleans, LA residence on September 5, 2013. Graduate of University of Michigan School of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering in 1944. Immediately upon graduation he contributed to WWII efforts by working with Andrew Jackson Higgins, designer and builder of the LCVP amphibious landing boats in New Orleans. He later started his own naval architecture firm with Cdr. V. H. Friede, known as Friede and Goldman, Ltd., which became an international leader in ship and offshore rig design. He designed the Lighter Aboard Ship, known as LASH, which made it possible for easy interchange of cargo from ship to ship, made shallow ports around the world accessible and significantly reduced the turn around time required for loading and unloading. He was the inventor of the All-Hatch concept which provided safer and more efficient ship operation. By the 1970's, the All-Hatch concept became a worldwide standard for general cargo and container ships. Mr. Goldman received numerous honors, including the Elmer A. Sperry Award. He became the first engineer and second person to receive the Offshore Technology Conference Distinguished Achievement Award for pioneering work in offshore design, Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers "David W. Taylor Medal" for Innovative Achievements in Naval Architecture, inductee into the Offshore Pioneers Hall of Fame. He was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Science Degree from University of Michigan and University of New Orleans. Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Lynne Weinberger Goldman, his daughters Anne G. Brinkley (Dr. Douglas Brinkley) of Austin, TX and Hope G. Meyer (James Meyer) and son-in-law Edward Karp (Ann-Marie Karp) of New Orleans; and six grandchildren. He was the brother of Roseanne G. Lewis, Ede G. Dreyfus, Isabelle G. Friedman and the late Esther G. Rosencranz. He was preceded in death by his daughter Leah G. Karp and son Scott Goldman. Services were held in New Orleans on Monday, September 9, 2013. Condolences may be expressed online at www.tharpsontheimer.com.
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Published in The New York Times on Sept. 15, 2013