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Martin Goldberg

Martin A. Goldberg

Sunday, April 28th, 1940 - Wednesday, January 30th, 2019
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MEADVILLE - Martin A. Goldberg, 78 of Meadville, passed away, Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at Meadville Medical Center. He was born in Long Island, New York on April 28, 1940, a son of the late Isadore and Rae Donow Goldberg. He married Rita Rothenstein on January 13, 1962, she survives.

Martin was a jack of all trades and a master of them all. He taught for many years and was an avid soccer coach, coaching all over the world. He was an official for soccer and also coached at the semi-professional level. Marty was also a Master Official for International Track and Field.

In addition to his wife of 57 years, Marty was survived by his daughter, Arlene Goldberg of Meadville; his son, Steven Goldberg of Cleveland, Ohio; two grand children, Roy Carter, Jr. and Samantha L. Goldberg both of Meadville; also his brother Herbert Goldberg of NJ.

Marty was preceded in death by his parents, Isadore and Rae Goldberg and his brother Stuart Goldberg.

Friends and family are invited to call the Ryan M. Warren Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., 544 Chestnut Street, Meadville, PA 16335, on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at 1:00 P.M. for a funeral service.

Burial will be private at the Hebrew Cemetery in Meadville.

Per the request of the family, all in attendance are asked to dress casual and in lieu of flowers, please consider sending a plant or make a donation to the Yolanda G. Barco Oncology Center, 16792 Conneaut Lake Rd, Meadville, PA 16335 or to Allegheny College, 520 N Main St, Meadville, PA 16335.

Please take a moment to share a memory or condolence with the family on Marty's Book of Memories at www.warrenfh.com
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Service Details

  • Service

    Wednesday, February 6th, 2019 | 1:00pm
    When
    Wednesday, February 6th, 2019 1:00pm
    Location
    Ryan M. Warren Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc.
    Address
    544 Chestnut Street
    Meadville, Pennsylvania 16335
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  • Interment

    Location
    Hebrew Cemetery
    Address
    Jefferson Street
    Meadville, Pennsylvania 16335
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Tom McNamara

Posted at 06:02pm
I'm very sorry to hear of Mr. Goldberg's passing. He was my American History and Anthropology teacher at Lynbrook High, and a great teacher he was. We McNamara's lived right down the street on Lenox Ave. I vividly recall a road trip with Mr. Goldberg and his dog, a collie, to visit Allegheny College in my senior year of HS. Mr. Goldberg was nice enough to mention my meager basketball talents to Allegheny's hoops coach. I stayed with team members in their fraternity and practiced with the team for a few days and attended a few classes. Though I did not attend Allegheny, that trip was high adventure for a suburban kid who had not then traveled much! Mostly, I remember Mr. G's positive personality, serious approach to history, and these wise words of his (I paraphrase): "Whenever you read an account of anything by any author, first consider the author's 'mind set' - his background, his allegiances, etc." I still employ that practice today!

Tom McNamara, Lynbrook HS, Class of 1973
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John Anderson

Posted at 05:25pm
Ahhh Marty, my brother from Allegheny days and beyond! What a treasured human being you have always been, and we thank you for that. Your enthusiasm for life has been inspirational, in challenging times and fun times -- mostly we had fun! We cherish your memory and you will live on -- thanks for those memories! John Anderson
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Travis Gillespie

Posted at 05:47pm
To the Goldberg Family - I am very sorry for your loss. Marty was a true professional in everything that he did. He always had a smile on his face, and a meet to officiate at! HAHA I cherished our talks about everything from food, to track and field, to life. He will be missed. He will be and always is a Gator for life.
Miss you Marty
JI

John Imhof

Posted at 03:30pm
Marty and I taught Social Studies in adjacent Lynbrook High School, NY classrooms back in the late '60's. As a new teacher to the school, Marty took me under his wing, happily "showed me the ropes" and gave me advice and support that I treasure to this day. Marty was one of those teachers who really loved his students, immediately gained their trust and respect and had such a great sense of humor that often lit up some truly boring faculty meetings! I was very sad to hear of Marty's passing, but then thought of the thousands of young lives he influenced by his guidance, dedication, professionalism and love of coaching and mentoring. To Marty's family, I want to extend my deepest sympathy for your loss. For all the love he gave I'm sure he received so much in return. Finally, as Marty's classroom neighbor and fellow eraser thrower at talkative students (he had great aim!), I can state with confidence they don't make teachers like Marty any more, He was indeed one of a kind and it was my privilege to work with him for the time we shared together as friends and colleagues.
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Portia Hoeg

Posted at 02:20pm
Thoughts and prayers to the Goldberg family. A sweet and genuine Gator great. I'm so blessed to have known him and worked closely with him. You will be missed Marty!
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