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GOLDBERG--Gary. A man of incomparable energy, passion, intelligence, enthusiasm and generosity. He greeted people, and life, with a bear hug and a twinkle in his eye. He was as loving as he was loved. The world has lost a giant, and we have lost a dear and adored friend and mentor. We will carry his laugh, and those he inspired in us, with us forever. Our hearts go out to Diana, Shana, Scott, Cailin and Rob. Roy Furman Stephanie & Nicholas Darrow Jill Furman

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Published in New York Times on Jun. 25, 2013.
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September 21, 2016
Valenda Newell
July 25, 2015
I remember Gary from Lafayette High School in Brooklyn, We were teammates on the basketball team
He was the nicest person you could ever know. I am sorry we did not keep in touch over the years
I was saddened when I learned of his passing and still am
Not a day passes when I don't think of him and his wonderful personality
May he rest in peace
My best wishes to his family
Neil Howard Liebowitz (Neil Howard since 1968)
Neil Howard
November 24, 2013
To Gary David Goldberg,
You did a wonderful job creating the sitcoms Family ties, and Spin City. My prayers go to you, your family, and friends. Lisa Weiner
Lisa Weiner
November 24, 2013
To Gary David Goldberg,
You did a wonderful job creating the sitcoms Family ties and Spin City. My prayers go your family and friends. Lisa Weiner
Lisa Weiner
October 12, 2013
Those of us who knew you, remember you with great fondness. You will always be the sweet young man I knew so long ago and was delighted to see again. You've left us a legacy that will live on while you find your peace.
Kathy Miller Pullman
October 12, 2013
Rich Goldfarb, Toby Dunn-Stark and Gary at H.S. Class Reunion
Gary, may your soul rest in peace. What a down to earth guy you were. Always with a big hug and a broad smile!
You were a gift! I will miss you!
Toby Dunn-Stark
September 23, 2013
I just wanted to send my condolences to you for one of the most wonderful,heartwarming,devoted,caring, &loving people I have ever had the pleasure of knowing, Gary. I feel honored that he had graced my life for so many years of cutting his hair. I did not know until last evening, watching the Emmys, of his passing. Being his hairdresser I can tell you the love he shared with you was like no other. he was always so proud of his family and felt so blessed to have each and everyone of you,,,I am so very sorry for your loss. Gary was one of the kindest most generous, in every way, people I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. Please except my heartfelt sympathy...Love, Sandy Lieberman
Sandy Lieberman
September 23, 2013
God bless you, Gary David Goldberg! I absolutely loved the characters you created in the beloved TV show entitled 'Brooklyn Bridge'....I would LOVE to have a copy of the complete series...why? It reminds me of my years growing up with my own beloved grandmother & grandfather! What a loss for your beloved fans...and especially for your much loved real family! God created you to bring us all such love and joy in your works! Hugs and much love from Nana Halkovich
Connie Halkovich
September 22, 2013
I had the the pleasure of Driving Gary and the family for 3 years I was in the Limo bus. and I drove alot of people in the industry but I never met anyone as nice As Gary and Diana they don't get any nicer then them.He will truly be missed.
Mike Tosti
September 16, 2013
Dear Diana,
My sincere condolences
to you.
I will always cherish the
memory of hosting the 2 of
you in 2011 at my hotel
In Marblehead, Mass.
And my very special
signed book you so graciously
presented to me.
With Sadness,
Susan N. George.
Susan George
July 25, 2013
Dear Dr. Diana Meehan,
I had just finished Gary's book and wanted to sent him a note to thank him for writing it when I found out that he had recently passed away. Please accept my condolences. I had gotten the book to learn about sit-com writing but I learned so much more. His honesty and decency said to me that a good person can succeed in Hollywood. Aside from him being from Brooklyn, me from Queens, him Jewish, me Irish, I realized that we shared two things in common: We both loved comedy and we both married amazing, wonderful women. If you should ever pass through Denver, I'd be honored to treat you to a bagel. I have a very generous bagel allowance. Stay well.
James Syring
July 20, 2013
I first met Gary at Bensonhurst's P.S.205 after-school basketball, 68th St & 20th Ave. He shot over me and drove past me with the sweetest left handed fade away backboard two pointers. I admired his grace and thoughtfulness then (in the middle 1950s), which he seems never to have lost. Reading his book confirms this. His work and life, like his game, remained smooth and remarkable.
Bill Halpin
July 10, 2013
I was a classmate and good friend of Gary's growing up in Bensonhurst --- his "female advisor". As I too wound up in the entertainment business, we remained in contact until very recently. One of my clients booked a role on my favorite show "Brooklyn Bridge". Gary even named one of the policemen on Brooklyn Bridge after my dad, David Phillips (who he knew well and was a fireman I last saw Gary at the Chelsea Piers all years reunion. He will always hold a very special place in my heart. Miss you Gary!
Marilyn Zitner
July 2, 2013
To the family of Gary David Goldberg,I am sorry for your lost. I enjoyed family tie as many have may God be with you. Sincerly
July 2, 2013
July 2, 2013
Brilliant writer.. grew up watching tour shows.. may you rest in peace and enjoy ur friends/family with the Heavenly father.
Ben Davis
July 1, 2013
My heartfelt condolences to his family and friends. I had the pleasure of working with Gary. He was a mensch
Karen W
June 30, 2013
RIP to a great man in the Tv world!
June 29, 2013
May you draw the comfort needed from the bible at Isa.41:9,10 ,13.
f e
June 28, 2013
During the first few weeks its going to be really hard to get back to life routine but May you continue to be comforted by those you love including Almighty God...
June 27, 2013
Your brilliant light will Always glow. From Lafayette High School to eternity.
Norm Schwartz
June 26, 2013
My thoughts and prayers are with you all.The best work experience ever--Family Ties. Gary was a wonderful man--witty, caring and generous.He
will be missed by many.
Bonnie Mackie
June 26, 2013
To the family & friends of Mr. Goldberg,you have my condolences! May you take comfort in Gods word atRevelation21:4 & Psalms37:29!
S Harris
June 26, 2013
I am sorry to read about the passing of your love one, may the family find strength In God and friends, my condolences to all.
June 26, 2013
Remember the good times that you shared, and draw stregnth from them to help you through this time. Better times are ahead really SOON. PS 37:29
June 26, 2013
Thank you for sharing your talent which brought me joy.
God bless your Family.
Tracy Edgar
June 26, 2013
Very sorry for your loss. He was a creative inspiration.
June 25, 2013
Thank you, Gary, for all that you gave us - especially Alex P. Keaton.
June 25, 2013
Dear Diana,Shana&Cailin,I am so very sorry for your loss. Gary was such a beautiful person inside & out. My heart goes out to you all. Love,Linda
Linda Anna Maria Rest Castellano
June 25, 2013
An incredible loss. RIP Mr. Goldberg
June 25, 2013
Dear Diana, Shana, Cailin, and Family,

On behalf of the Notre Dame High School, Belmont Community, I extend our condolences and prayerful support during this time of such deep sorrow and loss. May our good and gracious God surround you with His Peace and Consolation, and may your beloved Gary rest in eternal peace.
Rita Gleason
June 25, 2013
Please accept my Deepest Sympathies
Scott Chamberland
June 25, 2013
Sorry for your families loss.. May you gain comfort from Rev
June 25, 2013
I am so sorry for your loss. I know losing a loved one is hard to go through. May you draw close to God at this time.
June 25, 2013
susan armitage
June 25, 2013
Such a talent. Sorry to hear about this loss.- Ps.65:2
June 25, 2013
May the eternal light shine upon him.....
James Willner
June 25, 2013
My deepest sympathy to your family at this sad time. I would like to thank you for all your wonderful work, and thank you, his family for sharing him with us.
TinaMarie Palmer
June 25, 2013
My heart felt sympathy goes out to Mr. Goldberg's family and many friends.
Family Ties and the Bob Newhart Show brought laughter and smiles to my life! His contribution to the world of TV is much appreciated.
In the Tanakh a thought provoking question was raised by Job: " If an abled- bodied man dies can he live again? .... You will call, and I myself will answer you. For the work of your hands you will have a yearning."
How comforting to know God's own feeling toward our precious dead loved one's. We can be confident in God's promises because, of his great love for Gary and countless other's.
May these words serve as comfort to all of you during this time of lost.
P. Wyatt
June 25, 2013
God bless you and your loved ones ~ Rest in peace.
Jane Dowling
June 25, 2013
in God's care rest in peace
Dwayne Bickham
June 25, 2013
RIP Mr. Goldberg.

I read somewhere that a good movie or TV show would make an audience either laugh or cry; but a great one would do both. Well, there is no doubt that Family Ties made viewers laugh and cry, often together and sometimes when least expected. Family Ties will always remain one of the great TV family shows of all time, along with All In The Family, Dick Van Dyke, Mary Tyler Moore, and M*A*S*H because it touched so many people in so many ways. Personally, your show helped me get through some very difficult times.

And oh, as a Canadian, thanks for sticking with Mike and allowing him to become the pride of our country then, as he continues to do so now.

It is so sadly ironic that the creator and star of such a lovable and memorable TV family would end up stricken with diseases that no one would wish upon their worst enemy, let alone a family member.

Lie down, UBU, lie down... and rest. Good dog.
David Lewis
June 24, 2013
May God comfort his loved ones in the days ahead. Godspeed Gary.
June 24, 2013
To David Goldberg,
You did a great job creating the sitcom Family ties which was my favorite sitcom back in the 80's. I will hearing you say at the end sit ubu sit good dog. My prayers are with you and your family. Lisa Weiner
Lisa Weiner
June 24, 2013
June 24, 2013
My husband got to know him when they were all working on Spin City in the early 90's. He was a very generous man with everyone. In fact we had just had our son and as a Christmas gift to my husband who was his teamster driver gave us a top of the line home video camera. They were so expensive 20 years ago and we were so touched. Just a nice man. My prayers go out to his family.
Sonya Buckman
June 24, 2013
My condolences to the family. May the God of peace strengthen you during this time of distress. E.D; Park Forest, IL.
June 24, 2013
michelle plakas-kaiser
June 24, 2013
You were a good friend and great to work with. You brought life and humor to Paul, Mike, Randall, Carter. I'll see you later and when I do remember "exact change only."
Mike R
June 24, 2013
Goldberg family please accept my sincere condolences for your lost. Gary gave so much of himself to so many. The healing process in a long and difficult road. But it need not be traveled alone. May your faith in God and the comfort from friends and love ones strengthen you in the days ahead.
(2 Thessalonians 2:6-17)
June 24, 2013
Truly heartfelt condolences to family and loved ones. May the God of all comfort be with you.
June 24, 2013
Loved Brooklyn Bridge.
June 24, 2013
To the Goldberg family: May you be surrounded by love at this very sorrowful time. One of our favorite shows that Gary created was Brooklyn Bridge. Gary was an outstanding talent and may he now rest in peace. An Admirer
June 24, 2013
Thanks for the great shows and the laughs and touching moments in the shows. Favorite line: The mayor of NY in Spin City calling Latinos..latinies. Who does that?! Hollywood call ill afford to lose such talent.
June 24, 2013
My Favorite show of all times was Family Ties. Sorry for the loss of your loved one.
Linda K
June 24, 2013
into a new journey rip`GaryDavidGoldBerg
Sentiments of
'serene prayers
Our condolences
to a man with
kind sense of Humor..
thank you for the
tales of movie Drama
in a house
of eight is enough
sigh grin`*:*
"full house"

Victoria&Andrew~:~ VZj
June 24, 2013
We are heartbroken to hear of Gary's passing and send our deepest sympathy to Diana, their daughters and the rest of their family during this terrible time of loss. He was a great guy to work for and great, period. He will be missed tremendously by all who knew him. Ron & Kate McLarty
Ron McLaety
June 24, 2013
Sorry for your lost. Gary will be missed by his fans. May the family find comfort in God's word the Bible. 2 Timothy 3:16
June 24, 2013
"Sit Ubu sit." Loved your shows, Family Ties is one of my all time favorites. RIP...
Karin J.
June 24, 2013
teresa keown
June 24, 2013
My sincere condolences to the Goldberg family. May the God of all comfort be with you during your grief.
June 24, 2013
I have enjoyed all of Gary's creative shows and movies. Sorry for your loss.
E. Ahern
June 24, 2013
RIP Mr. Goldberg..................
Mary Meredith
June 24, 2013
Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.
June 24, 2013
May the family enjoy the warmth of God's love at this time."Like a man whom his own mother keeps comforting,so I myself shall keep comforting you people."ish 66:13....mnc
June 24, 2013
This man had a rare gift. "Brooklyn Bridge" was a wonderful series.
June 24, 2013
I've enjoyed many of the shows/movies produced by Gary Goldberg. I'm sorry for his loss. The entertainment world has lost a talented man. Eccl. 9:11. My condolences go out to the family, friends and all who shared in the enjoyment of his productions. May God grant you the strength you need to be able to cope with your loss.
June 24, 2013
It is never easy losing a loved one however our Creator can provide us the strength and courage needed to cope with our loss. 1 Corinthians 1:3
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