Robert Earl Goldman, 48, passed away peacefully on his own accord and without pain on Monday, March 16th, 2015 at 3:06 p.m. Arizona Time while in the generous care of the ICU medical staff at Banner Gateway Medical Center in Gilbert, Arizona. Robert waged a nearly 3 year battle with medullary thyroid cancer, and fought an impressive battle against an original expectancy of only 6 months.
Robert was born on April 14th, 1966 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He graduated from North East High School, North East, Maryland in 1984. He enjoyed residence in Baltimore, Maryland for a time, moving to Newark, Delaware where he spent nearly 8 years working as the head of Materials Management at a State Hospital before moving to Mesa, Arizona in August 2010. He spent his last years working as a Warehouse Manager for Premier Moving and Storage.
He is survived by his parents, Harry and Dorothy Goldman of Bear, Delaware; his daughter, Nicole Antonette Goldman and granddaughter Vivian Ann Izabella Blomquist of Newark, Delaware; step-daughter, Jennifer Hodgson and step-granddaughter Annabel Trinity Hodgson of Smyrna, Delaware; his sister, Dee Goldman-MacKenzie with niece Gabriella Eve MacKenzie and nephew Zachery Charles MacKenzie of Elkton, Maryland; his brother, Harry Goldman and wife Catherine with nieces Lauren Angelica Goldman and Terri Lyn Goldman, and nephew Seth Pierce Goldman of San Tan Valley, Arizona; and Robert’s extended family including dozens of Aunts and Uncles, with hundreds of 1st and 2nd cousins who were all touched by his presence over the years.
He is preceded in death by his grandparents Dot & Earl Martin of Elkton, Maryland – and Morris and Rose Goldman of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Services are to be held from 6:00 – 8:00 pm on Friday, March 20th, 2015 at Bunker’s University Chapel, 3529 E. University Dr., Mesa, AZ 85213. Friends and family are welcome to pay their respects at this time. Robert wished to be cremated and following his wishes, he will have services both here in Mesa, Arizona and in Stanton, Delaware following the cremation. In honor of his love for nature and the outdoors, his remains will be used for the planting of a tree in his honor here in Arizona.
Contributions to the family in his memory may be directed to a GoFundMe account created in his name, or by contacting the funeral home for more information.