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David C. Gross Funeral Home
6366 Central Avenue
St. Petersburg, FL

GOLDBERG--Jack, beloved husband of Betty Goldberg, father of Dr. Renee JG Arnold and Michael Goldberg, father-in-law of Michael Arnold, and grandfather of Marc Arnold, died November 23, 2014, due to complications from a hip fracture he suffered approximately two months ago. He was born May 10, 1925 in Bronx, New York, attended school in Brooklyn, New York and then graduated from George Washington University School of Pharmacy in Washington, DC, receiving the prestigious Merck award and graduating number one in his class. He and his wife were married for 61 years and have lived in the Saint Petersburg area of Florida for 31 years. He was the consummate professional pharmacist--"Doc" to everyone who sought his advice. His daughter garnered her love of pharmacology from him. He owned his own pharmacy, together with his wife, for approximately 26 years in Silver Spring, Maryland and then again in Glassell Park, Los Angeles, California for three years, before relocating to Florida, where he worked for multiple pharmacy chains in various supervisory capacities. He was an avid tennis player and formidable opponent until about age 75, where he had nicknames such as "get-em-back-Jack" and "crazylegs". His favorite line --nothing ventured, nothing gained --has been a Goldberg family mantra; this simple saying has often borne fruit for the family. Jack was a decorated Veteran with the US Army Air Force, having served during World War II and received the American Theater Service Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal and the World War II Victory Medal. Three words that sum up his life are integrity, honesty and empathy. The Funeral was held on Tuesday, November 25th at 9:30am at David C. Gross Funeral Home, 6366 Central Avenue, St. Petersburg. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that any donations be made in his honor to the US Holocaust Museum.

Published in The New York Times on Nov. 30, 2014
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