Ron Goldstein 1923 - 2021

Discussion in 'Veteran Accounts' started by bexley84, May 30, 2021.

  1. bexley84

    bexley84 Well-Known Member

    Just received this note from Marsha, the daughter of Ron Goldstein:

    "I am writing to tell you the sad news that Ron passed away at home yesterday, after a short illness, at the grand old age of 97.

    I know how much he valued his association with you and the London Irish and how interested he was in all your projects.

    He was a lovely man and we will miss him very much.

    Very best wishes"

    A lovely man indeed and we shall miss him greatly.


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    Ron's blog page:

    Blogger: User Profile: Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein remembers:
    Ron Goldstein remembers ww2

    and the chat I had with him in 2018:

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  2. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    I was only chatting to spidge about him the other week.
    Condolences to his family.
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  3. Markyboy

    Markyboy Member

    Sad news, all the best for the family.
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  4. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member Patron

    This is such sad news. Ron was a fantastic contributor to the forum, he will be greatly missed. :poppy:
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  5. PackRat

    PackRat Well-Known Member

    Godspeed Ron. :poppy:
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  6. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Appalling news.

    Part of the backbone of this place for years.
    Moderate, sensible, open-minded, interesting, interested... The list of positive adjectives runs and runs.

    Always a supportive message after telling the odd visiting Nazi to F off too.
    (Lets keep telling them to F off, while remembering Ron.)

    My thoughts very much with his people, as I can only imagine he was a brilliant Dad, Grandad etc.
    Certainly a very good mate to many of us here, even those of us who never met him in person.

    Can't say much more, really.
    Just horrible news, mixed with the fondest of memories.
  7. idler

    idler GeneralList

    I hope it's some comfort to his family that he was liked and respected by so many.
    RIP Ron
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  8. TTH

    TTH Senior Member

    This is very sad to hear. I never met him or spoke with him but he was clearly a marvelous fellow. I never once saw him write foolishly or intemperately on this site. What a great life he had, up and running right to the end. He'll be greatly missed.
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  9. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    Very sad news
    Ron was an all round good bloke always helpful and full of humour and added a fair and grounded perspective on many subjects.

    Condolences to Rons family and friends.
    Ron you will be greatly missed
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  10. Dave55

    Dave55 Atlanta, USA

    Very sad news.

    Praying for his family and friends.
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  11. Tony56

    Tony56 Member Patron

    Very sad to learn this news, a very respected and valued forum member. RIP
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  12. Orwell1984

    Orwell1984 Senior Member

    A wise, well-loved and decent man.
    The world could use a lot more of his type.
    Best thoughts to his family and friends.
    He was truly one of a kind.

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  13. Dave55

    Dave55 Atlanta, USA

    Former member Canuck passes his condolences to the family.
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  14. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    My sincere condolences to Ron's family and friends. He never missed an opportunity to show how proud he was of his family as a whole and to express his gratitude towards his daughters for how they cared for him especially after Nita's death as well as during the lockdown.

    A great loss to the forum but his many posts and insights will continue to help those researching the Italian campaign in particular. Aside from wartime memories, he certainly put many younger members on here to shame by the way he enthusiastically embraced technology.

    Despite a bit of a rocky start when I first registered, he ended up referring to me as a friend: something which I treasured. Very sad news indeed, was so hoping he'd reach 100 and more.

    Nita & Ron In Happier Times | WW2Talk

    A man is not dead while his name is still spoken.
  15. Chris C

    Chris C Canadian Patron

    Oh, this is very sad. I loved reading his stories and contributions to the forum. My condolences to his family and friends.
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  16. dryan67

    dryan67 Senior Member

    The forum will never be the same without Ron. Every connection to the past will be missed but especially Ron. My sincere condolences.
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  17. RRTB

    RRTB 145 Fd Regt (Berkshire Yeomanry) RA

    This is terribly sad news. My sincerest condolences to Ron's family.

    I never had the pleasure of actually meeting Ron in person but it was obvious how much he valued this forum and how ready to help others here with even the most ridiculously small queries (personal experience speaking). As others have said, his participation will be sorely missed. We are slowly losing his generation; what they did for us however must never be allowed to be forgotten.

    RIP Ron. :poppy:

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  18. 17thDYRCH

    17thDYRCH Senior Member

    A sad day indeed. RIP Mr. Goldstein.
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  19. Charley Fortnum

    Charley Fortnum Dreaming of Red Eagles

    I'm very sorry to read this.

    Ron was generous with his time on this board as well as encouraging to me personally when I first began researching. If there is a very thin silver-lining to his future absence, it's that he has been particularly conscientious about ensuring that his experiences are documented and preserved for posterity.

    Alas, in the relatively short time I have been here, the four old-soldiers whose posts I most looked forward to finding, Joe Brown, Tom Canning, Brian Guy and now Ron Goldstein, have all departed.

    Let us hope that they're all in a better place.

    R.I.P., Ron.
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  20. Tolbooth

    Tolbooth Patron Patron

    Very sad news. He'll be greatly missed by us all.

    A true Hero.

    RIP Ron
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