Ralph C. Goldman, 86

APRIL 17, 1926-JULY 11, 2012

July 14, 2012

Ralph C. Goldman, 86, of Poughkeepsie, N.Y., passed away Wednesday July 11, 2012, at The Pines of Poughkeepsie Nursing Home.

Born April 17, 1926, in New York City, he was the son of William and Nora Stappler Goldman.

He was a graduate of Baltimore Polytechnic Institute and attended Emory & Henry College.

Ralph married Jean Fleisher on Sept. 5, 1948, in Hagerstown, Md. She preceded him in death on June 23, 2000. A resident of Poughkeepsie since 1965, he moved from Hagerstown.

He was a self-employed tax accountant in Poughkeepsie for many years. Before that, he was employed by Wallace's Department Store and Book & Record in Poughkeepsie.

During World War II, he served in the U.S. Navy from 1944 to 1946 in the South Pacific aboard a L.S.T. He was a member of the L.S.T. Association and an avid golfer.

He played at College Hill and was a big supporter of Marist College's men's basketball team.

He is survived by his son, Larry Goldman of Newtown, Conn.; son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Suzi Goldman of Glenville, N.Y.; a daughter, Eileen Harvey of Stoughton, Mass.; daughter and son-in-law, Susan and Daniel McCabe of Poughkeepsie; grandchildren, Michael and Allison Harvey, Emily Goldman, Clinton, Curtis and Catherine McCabe, and Jacob and Jena Goldman; and a nephew, Randy Cohen of Ijamsville, Md.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Sara Leslie Goldman-Fite; brother, Allan Colman; daughter-in-law, Patricia Goldman; and son-in-law, James Harvey.

Services will be Sunday at 1 p.m. in William G. Miller & Son Funeral Home Inc., 371 Hooker Ave., Poughkeepsie. Rabbi Paul Golomb will officiate. Burial will be Tuesday, July 17, 2012, at 11 a.m. at the B'Nai Abraham Cemetery in Hagerstown.

There are no calling hours.

Memorial donations may be made to Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation, P.O. Box 405, LaGrangeville, NY 12540.

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