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08/25/15 - NNHS Newsletter -
Ivan Goldberg

Ivan Baer Goldberg
(d. 24 Aug 2015)

Newport News High School Class of 1957

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   There is more sad news this Tuesday.   Ivan Goldberg, Class of 1957, brother of Stanley Goldberg, passed away at home in Newport News on Monday, August 24, 2015.

  May his memory be for a blessing always.

                          Ivan Baer Goldberg

    NEWPORT NEWS - Ivan Baer Goldberg, 76, passed away peacefully at home on August 24, 2015. Mr. Goldberg was a lifetime resident of Newport News, and he was the son of the late David Goldberg and Sara Levy Goldberg.

Mr. Goldberg graduated from Newport News High School, where he was a track and field standout. He attended the University of Virginia, and also served in the U.S. Coast Guard.

Mr. Goldberg was an owner and managed The Goldkress Companies and Mutual Realty Corporation for over 40 years.

He was a member of Temple Sinai in Newport News. His greatest joy was his family and he was a proud grandfather to his beloved grandchildren. He especially enjoyed Saturday mornings with the "Breakfast Club" and was an avid sports fan, particularly the UVA Cavaliers.

Mr. Goldberg was preceded in death by his son, Michael Goldberg. He is survived by his son, Steve Goldberg and his wife, Kelly; two grandchildren, Madison and Jared; his brother, Stanley Goldberg; and nephew, Andrew Goldberg.

  A graveside service will be conducted Wednesday, August 26, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. in The Garden of Rest at Peninsula Memorial Park, officiated by Rabbi Severine Sokol.

Arrangements by Peninsula Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the .

The family would like to express their gratitude to Dr. John Mattern for his care and compassion, Active Daily Living, especially Noel and Nessie, and each of his caregivers for their special support and assistance during his illness, and Comfort Keepers. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in the Daily Press on August 25, 2015.

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August 25, 2015
I'm very sorry to hear of Ivan's passing. I grew up 4 doors down from his home and remember him from many years ago. I'm sure he will be missed.

~ Nancy Post-Heinbach


August 25, 2015

   Rest in peace, Captain...

~ Roz Lipsey, Newport News, Virginia

August 25, 2015

August 25, 2015
I worked for Ivan as a young man and he was a mentor and father like figure in my life. May he rest in peace. He will be missed. Our condolences to the family
Jeff Winter and Family

Jeff Winter

August 25, 2015

Over the past 25 years, I was quickly able to get past Ivan's gruff persona and discover the warm, caring, and insightful human being he was. Ivan's code of conduct was to be admired and his dedication to family unsurpassed. The loyalty of his friendship was steadfast and his opinions were always fair and correct. I know I am a better person for knowing Ivan Goldberg.

Steven, Kelly, Madison and Jared were the center of Ivan's life and his greatest source of pleasure. You all will now be blessed and comforted with the fond memories and life's lessons bestowed to you by your father and grandfather.

Clark Anderson

Clark Anderson, Newport News, Virginia

August 25, 2015

We send our Condolences to Ivan's Family. Your father was a good man. He looked out for people when others didn't. I know he looked out for my father and me, and we thank you all for sharing him with us. from the Brown Family.

~ Dot Brown and the Brown Family, Newport News, Virginia

August 25, 2015

Where to begin.. At loss for words, I have learned so much from Ivan over the past 4 and half years, having the pleasure of working for him. He treated me more like family, not like an employee. The stories and lessons I will never forget. My deepest sympathies to Steve, Kelly, Jared, and Madison. Once you learned Ivan, there was just a certain level of respect. The impact that he has had on my life in such a short period of time will be forever remembered.

~ Mariah Washington, Yorktown, V

August 25, 2015
Always a kind and considerate friend, he was a great man, he will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with Stephen and all the family.

- Kathy James, Yorktown, Virginia

August 25, 2015

From the staff at Active Daily Living Home Care:
We want to give our condolences to the Goldberg family during this time of loss. We are proud to have given compassionate care to Ivan Goldberg and give our respects to his family.
~ Active Daily Living Home Care, Yorktown, Virginia

August 25, 2015

So sorry to hear about your loss. You know that God and Jesus are in the best position to comfort us when we lose a loved one in death.
~ T Griffin

August 25, 2015

Earth's loss is Heaven's gain. Fine man and friend. Will miss him very much.

~ John Marshall, Newport News, Virginia

August 26, 2015

To the Goldberg Family: You are in our hearts and prayers during this difficult time. Ivan has been a "regular" and a good friend for many years and he will be missed by all his friends at the Deli.

~ Bill and Debbie Vaccarelli and Staff, Danny's Deli, Newport News, Virginia

August 26, 2015

Rest in peace, Mr. Ivan; you were always so kind to me and generous to many others. You will be missed.

~ Cheryl Brown, Newport News, Virginia

August 26, 2015

So sorry to hear that Ivan has passed. He was a good man and provided a lot of people a place to live. He truly believed in giving a second chance to those who needed it. Please except my deepest condolences to the families friends and loved ones.
~ Sylvia Moore, Newport News, Virginia

August 27, 2015

My heart is heavy to hear that Mr. Goldberg has passed away. Although I know that God always knows best, I can surely say he will be dearly missed. I did not have the opportunity to know him long, but I was blessed enough to have nice chats with him while in the office. He shared many heartfelt stories with me and I will definitely cherish them. My prayers will remain with Stephen and the family during this difficult time. I know that his grandchildren were his heart, so you both be encouraged and know that your grandfather is watching you from above and never forget the things he taught you, for his legacy shall live on.

~ Je Nohn Carter, Hampton, Virginia

August 27, 2015


   Our sincerest sympathies are extended to Ivan's family, friends, and classmates at this difficult time.

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   Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!  We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309

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