Lawrence D. Goldsmith Jr.

Lawrence D. Goldsmith Jr.

AGE: 65 • Holmdel

Lawrence D. Goldsmith Jr., 65, of Holmdel passed away at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City on Sunday, January 27 after a battle with Leukemia. He was born on August 30, 1947 in Schenectady, New York.

Lawrence received his college degree from William & Mary in Williamsburg, VA and attended graduate school at Ohio State University. He was self-employed as a software developer and computer consultant, he had previously held supervisor positions at Lucent and retired after 27 years of service. Lawrence was involved in the Boy Scouts of America and served as a Scoutmaster for Troop 131 in Holmdel. He served multiple times as a Philmont Contingent leader, he earned his Wood Badge Beads and served on the staff of Council Wood Badge Course NE-II-130. He also earned his 25-year Veterans Award in Scouting. Lawrence actively participated in the Mazda Miata Car Club, and hosted summer nights at the Jersey Shore car runs. He loved lighthouses and was a member of the Lighthouse Society. He also loved woodworking and photography.

Lawrence is predeceased by his mother Gladys C. Wallace Goldsmith, his father Lawrence D. Goldsmith Sr., his sister Gervais Goldsmith, and his father-in-law Walter Jagielski. He is survived by Lynn Goldsmith, his loving wife of ten years, their daughter Shelby L. Goldsmith, and his mother-in-law Gloria Jagielski. He is also survived by his sister Barbara McGuire and her husband Bill McGuire, niece Kelly McGuire, nephew Matt McGuire, his former wife Janet Goldsmith, and their two sons, Gregory Goldsmith and Clifton Goldsmith, a daughter-in-law Emy Goldsmith, as well as two grandchildren Soren and Anneliese Goldsmith.

A memorial service will be held at Holmdel Cemetery on Saturday, February 2 at 10 am, in the chapel at the new mausoleum. The service will be lead by Pastor Mary Jones who married Lynn and Lawrence. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to either the Monmouth Council Boy Scouts of America, 705 Ginesi Dr. Morganville, NJ 07751, or Morganville United Methodist Church, 215 Conover Road, Morganville, NJ 07751, or you can donate blood & platelets to Memorial Sloane-Kettering Cancer Center to help others in their battle against cancer.


Published in Asbury Park Press on Feb. 1, 2013