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Sheldon Saul “Shel” Goldberg of Lenox

A graveside service was held in Mountain View Cemetery.

Sheldon Saul “Shel” Goldberg passed away Sunday, April 28, after a brief illness. Born in Brooklyn and raised in Flushing, N.Y., he earned his undergraduate degree and MBA from NYU.

Sheldon Saul “Shel” Goldberg.

Shel worked for the New York Telephone Company and for AT&T in various posts, including as director of their School of International Business. An avid runner, he ran in the New York Marathon three times, meeting his objective of under four hours. He was an enthusiastic golf player, photographer, and lifelong supporter of the New York Yankees. He and his beloved wife Barbara Sussman Goldberg met at the ages of 18 and 16, respectively, and were married for 62 years. They began coming to Lenox in 1992 and moved there permanently in 2014. Once established in Lenox, Shel quickly became part of the community, including being a volunteer photographer for Tanglewood, president of the Lenox Club, board member of OLLI, and actively participating in several men’s groups.

Shel leaves his wife Barbara; their daughters; Jennifer Saftler (Luca Ferrari) and Pamela Goldberg (Giorgio Caniato); and three granddaughters, Sarah, Elisa, and Luci.

A graveside service was held in Mountain View Cemetery. Memorial donations in Sheldon’s memory may be made to the Lenox Library Association or Volunteers In Medicine (VIM), both in care of the Roche Funeral Home, 120 Main Street, Lenox, MA 01240. To share memories and stories, please visit the funeral home’s website.


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