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.