Reverend Champion Benjamin Goldy Sr.
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The Reverend Champion Benjamin Goldy, Sr.

AGE: 99 • Longtime Haddonfield Resident

On November 7, 2016, Beloved husband of Evelyn Toler Goldy and the late Audrey (Nee Holler); Loving father of A. Susan Goldy of Mechanicsburg, PA and Champion, Jr. of W. Deptford, NJ; Cherished grandfather of Caitlin Quattrocchi and Dear brother of Grace Goldy of Monroe, NC. Pre-deceased by his first wife and the mother of his children, Audrey (nee Holler).

Champ was a dedicated minister whose trust in his Faith served him, his family, congregations and others well for many decades. He began as the minister for Adelphia Church, then served the New Gretna Circuit in the SJ Conference, Asbury Park, Oakhurst, Palmyra, Pitman, East Brunswick, Haddonfield United Methodist Church and Embury Methodist Church. He was also District Superintendent of the Camden, Metro district serving Audubon & Moorestown. Additionally, Champ was well known for being a "Champ". He participated for nearly 30 years at the Penn Relays and other competitions in numerous track and field events including the 100, 200 and 400 runs, javelin, discus and shot put. Champ was still active as a Minister and an athlete until a few months ago.

Champ's family will receive friends on Saturday, Nov. 19th, 9:30-10:45 in Felten Parlor, at the Haddonfield United Methodist Church 29 Warwick Rd., Haddonfield, NJ where his service will follow at 11 AM in the sanctuary. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in honor of Champ may be made to the United Methodist Communities Fndn., 3311 State Route 33, Neptune, NJ 07753 or the Rita & Harry Greenberger Fndn., Inc., PO Box 340, Ocean View, DE 19970.






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August 17, 2017
I first met the Reverend about 8 years ago. I was attending Sunday morning service in the summer at the Spray Beach Chapel on Long Beach Island, NJ and he was the guest minister. I was fortunate enough to hear his word 2 years later and always looked forward to another encounter. He was such an inspiration to all with his yen for life and all it has to offer. I loved hearing his stories. I was sorry to read about his passing now, but am so glad for knowing him. The privilege is all mine. RIP.
Jo Ann Jennings
July 23, 2017
Sorry to hear of the passing of Champ, he was a true champion in life, he was always willing to help others out,R.I.P.Champ
Lucy Ormsby
April 1, 2017
I am just learning of Champs passing, l remember him fondly as l know the footprints of memories he left to so many...
Lucille Ormsby
November 18, 2016
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November 15, 2016
I am so sad that Champ is not with us anymore. He was a friend and mentor. I first met him when he was pastor of the Epworth Methodist Church in Palmyra. He will always be a precious memory in my heart. He recently preached on LBI where I was privileged to hear him speak.
Edna M Winans
November 13, 2016
I am so very sorry. I just found out about this sad time. Champ is with his Savior.
I was his neighbor, Judy, for many years. A fine Christian pastor and stellar neighbor who cared for all who came to him. God keep and comfort you all.
Judith Mattson
November 13, 2016
"The Champ" was an important part in the fabric of the United Church of Surf City. For many years, His passion for the Lord and life lit the spark that fueled the spiritual fire encouraging all our lights to shine. We are blessed to have the Rev. Champion Goldy in our Church family. On a very personal note, both Charlie and I feel like Champ was our friend. He 'ran-the-race' every day, showing by example, His passion for life and Christ. We loved and admired Him, Kathie and Charlie Howe
November 13, 2016
"The Champ" was an important part in the fabric of the United Church of Surf City. For many years His passion for the Lord and life was the spark that fueled the spiritual fire and encouraged our light to shine. We are blessed to have had Rev. Champion Goldy in our Church Family. On a very personal note, both Charlie and I felt like Champ was part of our family. He 'ran the race' of life that we can only aspire to. He was the friend who ministered through visits and example in His passion in life with Christ. We loved and admired Him for it all. He will be missed. Kathie and Charlie Howe
Kathie & Charlie Howe
November 12, 2016
Richard Miller
November 12, 2016
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Richard Miller
November 11, 2016
We will miss our Uncle Champ who was such an honored member of our family. Both of our children, Sharon and Bryan, will always cherish his participation at their weddings. I remember as a child my Father's enthusiasm toward their annual hunting excursion on Thanksgiving mornings ( and their harvest of rabbits hanging on our clothes line.) I will also miss his humorous stories. We will be praying for our GOLDY family duri g this difficult time.
Ed and Barbara Stover
November 11, 2016
To Champ's family and friends, I extend my sincere condolences for the loss of a great man. I have watched him compete in the sport of track and field, and I could clearly see his love of life. He never failed to say something positive to anyone with whom he came in contact while competing. Competition brings out the true nature of a person, and you could see that he was quality through and through. Rest in Peace Champ. You'll be missed but not forgotten as long as there are track and field coaches and officials and competitors who were privileged to be around you.
Trey Jackson
November 10, 2016
i have been Champs barber for the past 16 years. heartbroken he didnt get to do the 100 when he was 100! So important to him. His mind was as amazing as his athleticism. He once gave me one of his medals, Honored,Will cherish it forever.Always gave me a bear hug when he left, What a gift He was !
Beatrice Mc Ginnis
November 10, 2016
Always enjoyed hearing from Champ each year as he visited us at United Church of Surf City, NJ. Will miss him!
Roy H., Trustee
November 10, 2016
Uncle Champ, our Holler Family will miss you and will always love you. You were always a Champ to us: as an Uncle, Minister, and an Athlete! May you rest in peace. God Bless You!
Stephen Holler
November 10, 2016
Champ, it sure was an honor to meet you, and have you stay in my home with my daughter during the USATF, Nationals in 2015 in Jax. Fla. REST in PEACE, Good and Faithful Servant.
susan Heisler
November 9, 2016
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