Alan Marshall Goldberg
Date of Death: July 6th, 2021
26 Tammuz 5781
ObituaryAlan Marshall Goldberg passed away July 6 at the age of 76. Beloved husband of Beth Kling and cherished father of Mimi Goldberg and Sarah Fiedler (Benjamin). Alan was born in Chicago, the son of Sheldon and Harriet Goldberg. He attended New Trier High School and Columbia University. In addition to being a devoted father and husband, Alan led a life of service to others. He was involved for many years with New Trier Township in numerous capacities including recently as Supervisor. He was a long-time board member at UCP Seguin and served on the Illinois Interagency Council on Early Intervention and as chairman of the Illinois Planning Council on Developmental Disabilities. In 2002, Alan was named a Kennedy Fellow in Washington DC where he advocated for those with disabilities. In addition to his wife and daughters, Alan leaves nieces Wendy Chiswick (Ben) and Dana Goldberg, and grandniece and nephews Maya, Shel, and Orin. Alan's brother Bruce (Fran) predeceased him. Service Thursday, 2:30 PM at Am Yisrael Conservative Synagogue, 4 Happ Road, Northfield. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery. (Masks required for attendance). In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Am Yisrael, www.amyisrael.org and UCP Seguin, www.ucpseguin.org . For the link to view the service, shiva information and to leave condolences: Shalom Memorial Funeral Home, www.shalom2.com or (847) 255-3520.
Service InformationService : Thursday, July 8th at 2:30 pm
Service Location: Synagogue Service -Am Yisrael Conservative Congregation
Memorial Park Cemetery
9900 Gross Point Road
Guest Book & Memories
July 22nd, 2021
In over 20 years of knowing Alan, there is one word that comes to mind when I think of him and that word is, "Human".
Alan Goldberg truly embodied what it is to be human. To be kind to others, to be giving to others, to be respectful of others, to be appreciative of others, to be decent to others, to be present for others and to be generous to others. He did all of this and more.
Each opportunity to meet with and share time with Alan was a blessing to me and everyone he knew. Never in a hurry, never distracted and always welcoming. When you were with Alan, he was with you 100%.
His years with UCP Illinois and UCP Chicago (UCP Seguin) made a difference for thousands of adults and children with disabilities. He was a valiant fighter for the rights of all people and he never gave up, no matter what the odds were against him. He cast a long and impressive shadow over so many of us that will never diminish.
His love of his family is legendary as he spoke of his wife Beth, his children and his grandchildren often and with immense love. His love and respect of his colleagues was genuine even when he did not agree with them. His love of his friends was endless and he was cherished by each of them. And his love of giving back was unparalleled. No one fought harder or with more passion for people with disabilites than Alan.
I will greatly miss our conversations in person and on facebook. I will greatly miss his wonderful smile and firm handshake, but I will miss most, the man who I have had the pleasure and honor of calling a colleague and a friend for so many years.
May God welcome Alan home and may we and his family take comforted in the knowledge that as Alan passes through the gates of his eternal home, God will say to him, "Job well done my son, well done". RIP my dear, dear friend. You have left an indelible mark on my and so many other's hearts. Shalom
~Colleague, Tinley Park, Il
July 8th, 2021
What a lovely man! Every meeting with Alan ended with a smile. He had an informed sense of public service and put his mind and heart into helping others. He did a lot of good. It is with a saddened smile I remember him today.
July 7th, 2021
In all my dealings with Alan as he served on our Board at UCP Seguin, he engaged all people he met with kindness, gentleness and a warm spirit. He had a generous heart that wanted to do good and did so whenever he could. I was happy to know him and mourn with you his passing. God bless you all and especially with his comfort in your grief.
~Annual Fund Director, UCP Seguin, Cicero IL
July 6th, 2021
Alan was a fine person, kind friend, and dedicated disability advocate. I came to know Alan almost twenty years ago when he was a Kennedy Fellow and we worked together when I was Director of the Office of Special Education Programs in the U.S. Department of Education. His contribution to improving the transition of students with disabilities was much appreciated. We stayed in touch over the years and I always appreciated Alan's insight and volunteer service. He will be missed by many. My sincere condolences to the family.
~Stephanie Smith Lee
~colleague, Charlotte, NC
Yahrzeit Dates For Alan Marshall Goldberg
Tradition directs us in the evening before the Yahrzeit dates listed below, the anniversary of our loved one's day of death, we are to kindle a candle in our homes as a reminder of their place in our hearts.
|26th of Tammuz 5782||7/25/2022|
|26th of Tammuz 5783||7/15/2023|
|26th of Tammuz 5784||8/1/2024|
|26th of Tammuz 5785||7/22/2025|