Edward “Leon” Goldin, a Lifelong Newburgh Resident, Dies at 85
Edward “Leon” Goldin, beloved husband of Joyce Goldin, passed away peacefully on Friday evening March 17th, 2017. He was predeceased by his father David Goldin, his mother Anna Schwartz Goldin, his sister Natalie Lessinger, and his sister Ruth Roth.
He is survived by his wife Joyce, his daughter Lori Goldin and her husband Brian Snediker, his son Michael Goldin and his wife Marian, his daughters Debbie Lester and her husband Gil, Lisa Powers and her husband Jim, Aimee Cohen and her husband Elliott, Diane Fischler and her husband Ken, and grandchildren Jenna, Andrew, Kara, Ivy, Bryce, Robert, Jordan, Ian, Alexa and Jared.
Leon was born at St. Luke’s Hospital in Newburgh on November 20th, 1931. He attended Balmville School, North Junior High, and graduated Newburgh Free Academy in the Class of 1948. He received his bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Ohio Northern University, where he was a member of the Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity and was involved in Golden Gloves boxing. He also completed post graduate work at Cornell University. Leon held the rank of 2ndLieutenant in the US Army Corp. of Engineers, and was stationed in Japan for 2 years during the Korean War. Upon returning home, he took over David Goldin & Son, Inc., the family Glass & Window business; started by his father David in 1926. Leon married Joyce on April 17th, 1977 and would have celebrated their 40th Anniversary next month. Leon retired in 2000 when his son Michael took over the company.
Leon was a lifelong resident of Newburgh. He originally attended Agudas Israel and later Temple Beth Jacob. He was an avid golfer with a single digit handicap; and a member of the Powelton Club in Newburgh. He also enjoyed tennis, skiing, and architecture. He enjoyed vacationing in Del Ray Beach Florida with his family.
Funeral Services will be held at Temple Beth Jacob at 290 North Street, Newburgh, NY at 2:30 PM on Sunday March 19th. Burial will be at Cedar Hill Cemetery on Tuesday March 21st; details to follow. Visitation and Shiva will be held at the Goldin residence following the service on Sunday and go through Monday evening. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hospice of Sullivan & Orange Counties, or to a charity of one’s own choice.