R.I.P. Colonel William Goldsmith [1938-2015]
It is with regret that I announce the passing of my father, Colonel William Goldsmith, after a long battle with cancer. A veteran of the Army and Air Force and conflicts including Vietnam, Desert Storm and Operation Enduring Freedom, Colonel Goldsmith’s greatest work was found in his writing and unique brand of humor. In lieu of donations, please keep my mother in your thoughts and take a moment to enjoy a Laurel & Hardy film, peruse a PG Wodehouse novel, or make an edgy joke. Father would get a kick out of that.
William Goldsmith, M.D.
Colonel, CSMR [1938-2015]
Your Dad is my first cousin. We re-connected after many years, and found that we had many interests in common. We enjoyed a lively email correspondence, during which he sent me many short stories, poems, articles, and essays he had written. We told each other family stories that neither of us had previously known. He recommended literature, and sent me the books. He gave me a mandolin. We discussed our dogs, neurology and psychiatry topics, general medicine, politics. I was constantly amazed and delighted at his capacity and his compassion. I have not seen him for fifty years, ours was a correspondence. I grieve with you, and laugh when I think of him.