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June Goldenberg, musician, professor, volunteer, traveler. June passed away on November 18, 2013, less than three weeks after being diagnosed with cancer.
She moved to La Jolla from New York City 23 years ago and never looked back. June trained as a classical pianist going on to receive a Master's degree in Ethnomusicology. She specialized in 19th Century parlor music, teaching and performing in period attire. Her recordings of Folk Songs of New York City are in the Smithsonian Institute. June developed the music program at Old Town State Historic Park where she and her husband, Harry, could be seen and heard every Wednesday morning, informing, educating and entertaining school children and tourists for the last 22 years.
June had a faithful following at the San Diego State University Osher program where her music classes were always full, exciting and well received. She loved to travel and shortly before her death was contemplating a trip to Iceland.
June leaves behind so many good friends; her husband, Harry; three children; four grandchildren; and two sisters who all deeply mourn her passing.
She had a joy and zest for life that stayed with her till the end of her life. The following poem by Alfred Lord Tennyson was one of her favorites:

CROSSING THE BAR
Sunset and evening star,
and one clear call for me!
And may there be no moaning of the bar.
When I put out to sea,

But such a tide as
moving seems asleep,
Too full for
sound and foam,
When that which
drew from out
the boundless deep
Turns again home.

Twilight and evening bell,
And after that the dark!
And may there be no
sadness of farewell,
When I embark;

For tho from out our bourne of Time and Place
The flood may
bear me far,
I hope to see my Pilot
face to face
When I have crost the bar.

Sleep well my dear sister.
Published in La Jolla Light on Dec. 12, 2013
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