Dr. Jack L. Goldberg lived fully his 92 years until passing away on Sept. 24, 2021.
He loved and will be missed by his wife, family, patients and dogs. The son of the late, Dr. Morris D. Goldberg and Sarah B. Goldberg, he was born June 11, 1929, in Columbus. In 1946, he graduated from East High School where he was on the swimming team and was elected to the National High School Honor Society. During his high school years, he was on the debate team, lifeguard at the Excelsior Club, pitched for the Templers in the Sunday morning league and competed and won many prizes and trophies for model airplanes, many of his own design.
He attended UCLA and The Ohio State University where he was elected to Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society and established the then all-time record in intramural archery competition, graduating in 1951 with a Bachelor of Science degree. He earned his medical degree from Ohio State’s College of Medicine in 1956. He was a member of Phi Delta Epsilon Medical Fraternity. He served a rotating internship of one year, followed by a three-year residency in ophthalmology at the Los Angeles County Hospital from 1956 to 1960, following which he completed the Lancaster Courses in Ophthalmology at Colby College in Maine.
He had a distinguished career as an ophthalmologist and authored and presented several professional papers and publications as well as co-authoring several others and participating in the development of a surgical procedure for correcting severe dry eye syndromes. He was diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology and a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology.
He was a clinical instructor in ophthalmology at the University of Southern California and at Ohio State’s College of Medicine. He held medical licenses in Ohio, California and Florida. He was a member of the staff of Grant Medical Center and St. Anthony Hospital, now OSU East Hospital. He took great care and pride in his work.
He was a life-long member of Temple Israel and served as an usher and was on the education committee there for many years. He belonged to the American Medical Association, The Ohio State Medical Association and The Columbus Medical Association. He was a member of The Order of Kentucky Colonels. He was a founding member of The Motorcycling Doctors Association and the Buckeye Beemers Motorcycle Club. He was a life member of the BMW Motorcycle Owners of America and The American Motorcyclist Association. He was a longtime member of the Retreads, Friends on Wheels, BMW Riders Association and a supporter of The Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum. He rode his motorcycle in all of the 48 contiguous states and Canada. In addition, he was a member of Chuck Wheelers Square Dance Club.
He was a loving husband, father and grandfather and is survived by his wife, Barbara; daughter, Julie Schneider; grandchildren, Jessica and Ellie of Kansas City; Dr. Alan Schneider; stepson, John Michael (Nancy Jo) Kingston; step grandchildren, Dymphna Marie (David) Roman and Jerod (Temekia) Kingston; three great-grandchildren, Kylie, David and Nathaniel; sisters-in-law, Beverly (Bill) Allen and Doll Yeager; niece, Paula (Tommy) Rabbeth; nephew, Joey Allen; along with many close friends.
Private memorial services were held Sept. 26.
In lieu of flowers, donations are preferred in Jack’s memory to Capital City Hospice (capitalcityhospice.com) or The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (lls.org).
Online guestbook at epsteinmemorial.com.