Condolence & Memory Journal

Dean was one of the first people to make me feel welcome to Greenwood. He was a fine man and will be sadly missed. Our condolences to the family.

Posted by Aaron and Debra Ordway - York, PA   December 12, 2009

Helen and family, Dean and I reported aboard the USS Lofberg in 1952. We served aboard in the same repair shop until discharged. We were the best of friends and had many a fun liberty. After discharge we lost contact with one another until the reunions were founded in the ninetys. I will always remember the times shared with Dean. He always had a smile on his face and could tell a great story. We are honored to have known him. We extend to you our very deepest sympathy. Bonnie and Charles(Charlie)Crume Dec 9, 2009 Belton, Mo.

Posted by Charles Crume - Belton, MO   December 09, 2009

I am so sorry about Dean. He was a special man and will be greatly missed. He always had a loving attitude and a smile for everyone. May God comfort you knowing he is now in his new home and the memories he left will be a blessing in the days ahead. You all are in our prayers.

Posted by Linda Brock - Greenwood, SC   December 09, 2009

Mary Ann, I am so sorry for you and your family. I am sharing in your pain and grief as I just lost my Dad 2 months ago. It is very hard !! and I know you will hurt for a long time as I am. There is something about Dad's. At least you have Richard to comfort you. I wish I had someone to share my feelings with; maybe someday ? Please, if you just need a friend to talk to, someone who knows the feelings you are feeling, I am here, just call me. Your Dad was a very special man, I still remember the Marine dinner we went to, he was such a joy to talk to !! My prayers will be with you and your family. Try to stay strong ! Love, Lynda

Posted by Lynda Clark - Greenwood, SC   December 09, 2009

Being a life long friend of Heather Goldman’s I had the honor to know Mr. Goldman. He was someone that we all looked up to. I feel honored to have known him and I know that his wonderful personality and traits will live on throughout the Goldman family.

Posted by Shannon Davenport - Savannah, GA   December 09, 2009

Mary Ann, Dick and the entire family, know my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time, I consider it an honor for Dean to have called me his friend. I will truly miss his smile and outgoing character. Sorry I could not make the service. In my thoughts, Sammy Lewis

Posted by SAMMY LEWIS - ANDERSON, SC   December 09, 2009

I am surely going to miss Dean. He was a very loving man. I remember so many times getting them sweet hugs from him and laughing together. Dean was someone I looked up to and respected in every way. If the world was full of people like him just imagine what a great place this world would be! I'll miss him very deeply.I'm so sorry for your lost. What a great man.

Posted by Mark Hancock - Bradley, SC   December 09, 2009

What a day to celebrate, Dean Goldman going home to our loving and forgiving Father!! Mary Ann, your father never met a stranger. He welcomed me to Ninety Six with a warm hug and huge smile, and I will always remember that and be thankful for it. Anyone that saw him or had the opportunity to meet him knew he was a Christian that walked the talk. What a wonderful legacy he left his family here on earth. Your father was such a blessing to many. My prayer is that when you feel that emptiness, you reflect on the many memories you have of your Daddy that brought joy to not only your heart but the hearts of many and know that you will never run out of those memories to fill that spot. May God continue to give you and your family the peace and comfort in knowing your Daddy is in a much better place than the rest of us. Love you, Amy Hilley

Posted by Amy Hilley - Ninety Six, SC   December 08, 2009

THE AUDITOR'S OFFICE WANTS TO SEND OUR CONDOLENCES TO DEAN'S FAMILY. HE TOUCHED ALL OUR LIVES AND WE'LL NEVER FORGET HIM. OUR PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU ALL. GOD BLESS. EDNA, MEREDITH, YADIRA AND BRANN

Posted by edna hollingsworth - greenwood, SC   December 08, 2009

We are so deeply sorry to hear about Mr. Goldman. He was such a precious man. Loved by many. We will surely miss him. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Debbie and Neal Chrisley - Greenwood, SC   December 07, 2009

Dear Goldman Family I will always remember Dean at the Christmas party that my Aunt Doris McKinney had for "her" children each year. He would sing each year to everyone's delight. I know he and Doris had a great reunion and he will be singing in the great choir in heaven.

Posted by Beth Mckinney Bass - Columbia, SC   December 07, 2009

To all the Goldman Family: Words could never express how special each of you are to me and my family. Dean was just an exception and will never be forgotten. I will always cherish his friendship. Just think of that grand reunion he is having now in heaven with his loved ones. I pray that God will give you much needed strength and hold each of you in the palm of his hand and help you through this sad time in your life and that he will continue to bless you each day. Please know I am thinking of you and extend to you my very deepest sympathy. Love to all. Mary Ann Smith

Posted by Mary Ann Smith - Greenwood, SC   December 07, 2009

The times I have shared with Dean at Blythe or seeing him in worship are very keenly stored away in my mind. I will miss seeing him. May the family find comfort and be blessed with God's abundant blessings. Reverend Milton B. Hannah

Posted by Rev. Milton B. Hannah - Greenwood, SC   December 07, 2009

My prayers and sympathy are with your family in this time of lossl

Posted by Carolyn Becknell - Ninety, SC   December 07, 2009

Mrs.Goldman, Cheryl, Mary Ann and Laurie, I am sorry to hear of Mr.Goldman's passing. He was a kind and good hearted person. I remember when we would have spend the night parties at the Goldman's when we were children. What a cut up he was. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. May God bless you all. Sincerely, Debra Holley

Posted by Debra Holley - Ninety Six, SC   December 07, 2009

How can I describe my beloved friend? He was the most warm, caring person you could ever meet. He always had a smile, hug or whatever you needed. He loved my dad and mom, Rev JB and Amozine Fortner. He always told me how much they meant to him. He was equally loved by them. My prayers are with the whole family. There will be another great loss in our church. He was an inspiration to all. He will be greatly missed, but I know he is in heaven rejoicing with the other saints who have gone on before him.

Posted by Sandra Staggs - Ninety Six, SC   December 07, 2009

Uncle Dean was one of a kind. His humor, graciousness and love for his family is what I will always remember about him. One of my many fond memories of him is when he was introducing me to some of his co-workers...he told them I had many Uncles, but he was "the best looking one". My thoughts and prayers are with his immediate family- I am so sorry for your loss and I know he will be greatly missed by all that were honored to have known him.

Posted by Tina Williams Chadwick - Greenwood, SC 29649, SC   December 07, 2009

To The Goldman Family, What a lovely man Dean Goldman was! He was the most friendly person, never meeting a stranger. Mr. Dean always had a handshake or hug to give away. He will truly be missed! To Mary Ann and Cheryl- I always remember him being at so many of our high school events. I know you all will miss him. Prayers and Hugs to you all, Karen and Wayne Wilson

Posted by Karen and Wayne Wilson - Greenwood, SC   December 07, 2009

Dear Goldman Family, We are very sad at Dean's passing. When we moved back to South Carolina he welcomed us and made us feel very much part of your family. We loved him and will miss him but we will always remember him for his kindness and attitude towards life. Helen and Family we love you and our prayers are with you.

Posted by Chris and Bryan Dawson - Waterloo, SC   December 07, 2009

To the entire Goldman Family: We are saddened to hear of Dean's passing, but know that the angel's are rejoicing on his arrival home. Dean was special to us both and we truly loved him.

Posted by Jerry (Rip) & Claire Shirley - Greenwood, SC   December 07, 2009

We are very saddened for the loss of Dean. He was a very good person who always had a smile and a hug for us. Our prayers are with the family. May God bless and keep you in this time of need.

Posted by Todd and Tammie Mullinax - Ninety Six, SC   December 07, 2009

Dear Goldman Family, It is with a heavy heart that I write this, but wanted you all to know that I loved Mr.Dean, I am so glad I got to know him better through the Legion. I will always remember that even when he was feeling bad, he always had a hug,a kiss, and a smile!! His upbeat attitude was truly an inspiration and I will miss him deeply. I feel very blessed to have know such a sweet spirit. My prayers are with you all and my heart holds you close.

Posted by Joni Bisek - Ninety Six, SC   December 07, 2009

I'm sure I don't have to tell you how very precious Mr Dean was - He was so very precious to me. While I worked at 96 Pharmacy, I had the pleasure to get to know Mr. Dean and his lovely wife and daughter. Mr. Dean was always with a smile and a hug, no matter how bad his day was. My sympathies to the family - May God soothe your mournful hearts with loving memories of this precious man.

Posted by Chrystal Williams Scott - Ninety Six, SC   December 07, 2009

Dear family I am so sorry to hear about Dean. He was such a very nice man! He always had a smile for us and a good word. You are in my prayers!!

Posted by Sara Garland - ninety six, SC   December 07, 2009

We were so sorry to hear of Dean's passing ... he was such a special person. When we met him a few years ago, he made us part of his family immediately. And, though we hadn't seen Dean since that time, we loved him dearly and feel as if we've lost part of our family. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Andre & Lynda

Posted by Andre & Lynda Whitson - McLoud, OK   December 07, 2009

Heaven is rejoicing at the Homecoming of Dean. He fought a good fight and the battle is over. Dean will live on for years to come because of his love and testimony he shared with everyone. Our prayers and thoughts are with you during this difficult time. God Bless you in the days ahead.

Posted by Becky & J. W. Timms - Ninety Six, SC   December 06, 2009

I will miss our friendship, chats on theology, the state of this world, breakfasts together, and so many other things we shared. My eternal thanks for you and your family always making me feel as a member of the family. As a brother in Christ, you will be missed by all. However, we will most certainly meet again. Gog bless those you leave behind and may God hold them in his hands and care for them eternally. Your Brother in Christ, Metro

Posted by Metro Boone Fox - Greenwood, SC   December 06, 2009

There aren't enough words to express the sadness in my heart. I loved Dean from the minute I met him (when he came and picked Brittani and I up from the gas station when we were lost) and he ALWAYS made me feel welcome in the family. I am so sorry that I can't be there with/for you all during this time. My thoughts, prayers and love are with all of you. Please know how much I love you all!!!

Posted by Krista Stroup - Cabot, AR   December 06, 2009

Dean will be missed,but will live on in hearts and minds.We are thinking of you,and the entire goldman family in their time of grief.May God be with you all.

Posted by James & Judy Smith - Greenwood, SC   December 06, 2009

Mary Ann, I'm very sorry to hear about your dad's passing. I will always cherish the fonds memories I have while working with him at the courthouse. I loved his stories and his wonderful sense of humor. You and your family are in my thoughts & prayers. Love ya

Posted by Vicki Ashley - Waterloo, SC   December 06, 2009

Cheryl, We praise the Lord that we can take great comfort in knowing that no sorrow is too deep that God cannot feel it with us. It is our prayer that our Lord & Savior will wrap his arms around you and your family and provide each of you with a peace that passes all understanding. Your family is in our prayers daily.

Posted by John & Cindy Nickles - Due West, SC   December 06, 2009

You are in our prayers. Dean was such a good & caring soul. He was so much help to us during the loss of our wife, mother and friend Sharon Rawls Azecusky. May he rest in peace. We pray God gives you comfort during this difficult time.

Posted by The Azecusky Family - Chappells, SC   December 06, 2009

Helen,Mary Ann,Cheryl and Laurie Dean was such a good man and he loved his family and his God. He sure will be missed. He and my dad James were very close in the mason's. May God give you comfort in the days ahead.

Posted by Brenda Rowe Stewart - Ninety Six, SC   December 06, 2009

Mary Ann and Family, God is still GOOD and He will be there with You every moment as you face this time of sadness and loss in your lives. Dean was a very good man and He truly loved each of you and He loved His God. His presence among us as we know it will no longer be but the memories He leaves behind and the legacy He planted daily with the many people and Friends He came into contact with will remain for us to cherish. May God's richest blessings be with you all and may the days ahead be quality filled with the gifts of our Lord and Savior. His grace is sufficient for all things.Our Love to you all. Jimmy and Peggy Brown.

Posted by Jimmy Brown - Ninety Six, SC   December 05, 2009

Mary Beth, So sorry for your loss. Your papa was one of the sweetest men I had the honor of knowing. He would walk in the room and make everyone feel like family. I'll miss the big hugs he always gave. Ty and I are praying for you and your family. We are here for anything that you need. Love you Guys, Jill Goldman

Posted by Jill Goldman - Greenwood, SC   December 05, 2009

Our love for Dean was known by him and he will be surely miss by us. Many fond memories of our times together will be with me and Gay forever. I loved to hear him sing so much and Gay loved to sing with Dean. Our prayers are with Helen and Laurie and all of the Goldman family. He will be missed by our church family. God bless and keep your family during this time of need.

Posted by Keith and Gay McIntosh - Ninety Six, SC   December 05, 2009

As I have grown older,I have realized how important Mr. Goldman was in my developement as a young teenager and a young man. He gave up his time to be involved with the youth at Siloam. He taught me many things about living a christain life. I am very thankful that God placed him in my life. My prayers are with you all.

Posted by Julius Calhoun - Ninety Six, SC   December 05, 2009

To Dean's family we sent our love and prayers during this diffcult time. Dean would have to be remembered as one of the most unforgetable person's that I have ever met. His very present always made me feel in a upbeat manner. As a member of American Post 103, where Dean served as commander for 10 years, his patriotism for his country and the love of his family was always foremost in his presents. Regardless of where you met Dean, he always greeted you with a hug and happy hello.Dean will be missed by everyone that had the wonderful opportunity to know him. God Bless the life of Dean Goldman!

Posted by Bill & Sylvia Hilley - Greenwood, SC   December 05, 2009

I did not get to spend a lot of time with Dean but the time we shared together left a permenant mark that can never be erased. Dean was the finest gentleman that I have ever had the opportunity to meet. There may be others as good but never any better. Dean, you will be missed.

Posted by William Stroup - Moscow, OH   December 05, 2009

Helen and family, I want you to know how sorry I am to hear of Deans' death.He will be greatly missed by all the lives he touched. Dean was such a good Christian man and his rewards will be many. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Evelyn H. Sosby - Westminster, SC   December 05, 2009

We are remembering your family in our prayers during this time. Love and prayers, Rev. Jim and Kathy Ann Price Johnston (GHS Class of 1973)

Posted by Kathy Ann Price Johnston - Spartanburg, SC   December 05, 2009

OUR LIFE HAS BEEN ENRICHED BY THE HONOR OF KNOWING DEAN. WE WILL MISS HIM BUT WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER HIM IN OUR HEARTS. WE LOVE YOU.

Posted by ED & SANDRA DAGOSTIN - SELMA, AL   December 05, 2009

He was a wonderful man. He was like a grandfather to my son. He will be greatly missed. Our sympathy is extended to the family.

Posted by Denise Chavis - Ninety Six, SC   December 05, 2009

Helen & Family, I was so saddened to hear the news of Dean. You all have always been a special part of our family although we do not get together as often as we use to. I remember when way back when we were in school and I would come to your house as Mary Ann's friend and play and just hang out. Then in growing up and having families of our own we tend to "distance" ourselves from people but yet we live so close. I guess that is what happened. Just remember that our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family as you go through this. Love Yvonne & Tony Dorn

Posted by Yvonne Dorn - Greenwood, SC   December 05, 2009

On behalf of the members of Lakelands Marines, we extend our deepest sympathy to his family and friends. Dean was our Chaplain and an integral part of our detachment. His service to his country, his fellow man and his God, say more about his character and love of freedom than any words. We are saddened by his passing, but give thanks to Almighty God that patriots such as Dean lived. May God's Peace be with his family at this time of loss.

Posted by Lakelands Marines - Greenwood, SC   December 05, 2009

Mary Beth, My heart is breaking for you. Always know that I am here for you. Your papa was a wonderful man who loved his family dearly. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Tricia Steadman - Greenwood, SC   December 05, 2009

Dean was my friend as well as my father-in-law. He loved his family and his god. He especially loved his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. He accepted me and my family as one of his own. His passing leaves a void that will never be filled. He loved life and never met a stranger. As I sit here with tears in my eyes I do not wish that his passing be mourned but rather that his life be celebrated by all those that loved him.

Posted by Dick Stroup - Greenwood, SC   December 05, 2009

Helen,Mary Ann,Cheryl and Laurie. Dean was such a good, fine man. He and my dad James were such good friends.He would come to Wesley Commons and cut dad's hair. They would talk and laugh about old times in the mason's. May God comfort you in the days ahead.

Posted by Brenda Rowe Stewart - NINETY SIX, SC   December 04, 2009

Our thoughts and preyers are with you all.

Posted by John & Kim Falls - Greenwood, SC   December 04, 2009