Gershon Goldberg-Died Jan. 2, 2021, at age 96. A resident of Arlington since 1957, he was born in Paterson, NJ; grew up in Forty Fort, Pa.; and attended Penn State, receiving his Ph.D. in 1949. A post-graduate fellowship brought him to Northeastern University, where he met Marilyn (Kossoi). Their marriage lasted 64 years, until her death in 2015.
He was a noted photographic chemist, with 13 patents and numerous publications to his name. He was a member of the American Chemical Society for 75 years, a former president of Boston chapter of the Society of Photographic Scientists and Engineers, and a longtime member of the Knights of Pythias, Ivanhoe Lodge.
He loved puns and wordplay and never lost his talent for doing any sort of word puzzle. He was a great fan of the Celtics, the St. Louis Cardinals, Penn State sports and Dixieland jazz. He was a founding member of Temple Emunah in Lexington and a longtime member of Temple Shalom in Medford.
He was a great dad to Jay Goldberg of Bethesda, Md.; Richard Goldberg and his wife, Sally, of Arlington; and Elise Goldberg of Arlington; and the favorite grandfather of Michael and Andrew Goldberg. He was predeceased by his wife and two brothers, Charles and Leonard.
Burial was held at Beit Olam East Cemetery, Wayland. Donations in his memory may be made to Temple Emunah, 9 Piper Rd., Lexington, MA 02421; Temple Shalom, 475 Winthrop St., Medford, MA 02155; or the food pantry of your choice.