Mr. John R. “Jack” Golden

Published 3:37 pm Wednesday, December 29, 2010

By Staff
Mr. John R. “Jack” Golden, 91, died Monday, Dec. 27, 2010.
The funeral service will be conducted Thursday at 10 a.m. in St. Gabriel’s Catholic Church. Burial will be in Pinewood Memorial Park.
Mr. Golden, a native of Brooklyn, N.Y., was raised in Queens, N.Y. He was a graduate of Bayside High School and attended the Pratt Institute of Technology in Brooklyn. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Army as a 1st Lt. in the Army Corps of Engineers in the European Theater. After military service, he made his home in Huntington, Long Island, N.Y. for 20 years. He began his working career with Ready Mix Concrete working as a sales engineer in concrete construction equipment. In 1974, he moved to Fort Lauderdale, Fla., where he continued in equipment sales and retired to Palm Coast, Fla., in 1989. He moved to Greenville, N.C., in 2004 to be near his daughter. He was a member of St. Gabriel’s Catholic Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Matthew and Rosalie Braun Golden, sister, Freda Reardon, and brother, Robert Golden.
Surviving, wife of 64 years, Helen Parrish Golden; daughters, Joanne Golden Galla and husband, John Galla, of Wading River, Long Island, N.Y., Dr. Jeannie Golden Manning and husband, Dr. Chuck Manning, of Washington, N.C.; son, John R. Golden, Jr. and wife, Dr. Marion Golden, of Wading River, Long Island, N.Y.; grandchildren, Holly Galla Rosado, Courtney Galla Quinn, Ashley Galla Manwaring, Brittany Galla, Matthew Golden, Brian Golden, John Golden, IV, and Sarah Manning, Kathy Miles and Charlie Manning; great-grandchildren, Connor, Lucas, and Olivia Rosado, Michael and Madeleine Quinn, Christopher and Ella Manwaring, Caroline, Emily and Hodges Manning, and Hart and Wade Miles.
The family will receive friends at Wilkerson Funeral Home Wednesday from 6 p.m. to 8 pm.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Pope John Paul II High School, Building Fund, P.O. Box 4431, Greenville, NC, 27836.
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