Dr. Roy D. Goldfarb
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Dr. Roy D. Goldfarb

Dr. Roy D. Goldfarb, 74, passed away on Sunday, January 24, 2021.

Roy is survived by his wife Arlene and their children: Sarah (Mike), Anna (Mike) and Rachel (Alex). He was a beloved Pops to Julianna, Henry, Matilda and Eloise. He's also survived by his brother Paul (Janice), his niece Jamie (Patrick), and his nephews Jeremy (Ilona), Andrew (Kristen), David, Luke and Matthew.

Born in Queens, NY, Roy was a longtime resident of South Jersey who dedicated his life to the pursuit of science. He received his doctorate at Hahnemann Medical School with a Ph.D. in Physiology. After a two-year post-doc training at the University of South Alabama, Dr. Goldfarb continued his career at Albany Medical College in Albany, NY. It was there that he was awarded the Young Investigators Award from the National Institute of Health for his research in the area of shock.

In 1991, Roy and his family moved to Winnetka, Illinois where he took a position of professor at Rush St. Luke's Medical School. Eleven years later, Roy accepted a position at Cooper Hospital where he taught at the medical school. Until the time of his passing, Dr. Goldfarb was part of a team from the University of Illinois-Chicago working under an NIH grant. Roy was very proud of serving as a lifeguard at Jones Beach, NY for many years in his youth. He loved surfing, playing squash, and driving his Porsche at track events. Most recently, Roy was found on the golf course of Riverton Country Club where he won the title of Senior Golf Champion twice. He loved spending time with his friends and family, listening to classical music, and reading about the Civil War and the two World Wars. He and Arlene traveled all around the world. Their most recent trip was to the Galapagos Islands and they had been planning a trip to the South Pacific and New Zealand once the pandemic was over. In his spare time, he worked as a referee for local high school basketball teams and volunteered for The Special Olympics. Donations could be made to The Special Olympics, Temple Sinai of Cinnaminson, or any charity of your choice.

Burial was held on January 25, at Roosevelt Memorial Park in Feasterville Trevose, PA.

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Published in Courier Post from Jan. 30 to Jan. 31, 2021.
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May 24, 2021
Roy was a great teacher and mentor for me while I was in graduate school, and lifelong friend. His family was warm and loving to me and my wife Francie and we have many warm memories of our time in Albany. Our condolences to Arlene and "the girls" who have grown up with families of their own.
Love Phil & Fran
Phillip Kish
March 10, 2021
I am very sorry to learn of the passing of Dr. Goldfarb. I had the opportunity to work with him for a number of years at Rush in Chicago.
I was an admirer of both his work there and of his engaging personality! I will miss him.
Tony Hursey
February 6, 2021
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
Doreen Hubel
February 1, 2021
RIP Roy....

I often officiated youth basketball games with Roy, having the opportunity to talk casually with him between games and during time outs. I only knew him in the world of officiating, but my conversations with him were always pleasant.... The focus was ALWAYS on the importance of making sure the game remained FUN for the kids.
Robert Cunningham
February 1, 2021
RIP my friend. I’ll miss our fun squash matches.
Richard Burgos
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