Charles D. Goldsmith, 85, of Utica, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013, at Faxton-St. Luke's Healthcare.
Charles was born on Aug. 15, 1928, in Utica, the son of Henry and Ruth (Meyers) Goldsmith. He was a graduate of Herkimer High School and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. On Oct. 26, 1957, Charles married Elizabeth Falk in Blessed Sacrament Church, a blessed union of nearly 56 years. He was employed with the New York State Department of Transportation.
Surviving besides his beloved wife, Betty, are his children, James Goldsmith of Schuyler, Gail (Howard) Palaka of Deerfield, Robert (Barbara) Goldsmith of Frankfort, and Karen (Anthony) Rotundo of Whitesboro; sisters, Sister M. Jogues, O.S.F., of Syracuse, Ruth (Steve) Stefanovich of Eagle Bridge, and Patricia Buttimer of Georgia; brother, Paul (Gerry) Goldsmith of Newport; grandchildren, Kim, Kristena and Kelli Palaka, Zachary and Parker Goldsmith, and Adrianna and Anthony Rotundo; and great-grandchild, Lily Palaka. He also leaves in-laws, James Dougherty of Herkimer, Leo Lenczewski of Florida, William and Lucille Falk of Clinton, John and Mary Falk of Utica, and Joan Falk of Clinton, and many nieces and nephews, including special niece, Mary Hosey. Charles was predeceased by his brothers, Harold, Henry and George, and his sisters, Gertrude and Ann.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated on Friday at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of the Rosary Church. In keeping with Charles' wishes, there are no calling hours. The family will receive guests at the conclusion of the Mass in the church vestibule. Entombment will be in Resurrection Chapel Mausoleum.
Please omit floral offerings and consider remembrances to a charity of choice.
The Goldsmith family extends their gratitude to The Pines of Utica and Faxton-St. Luke's Healthcare for the care and compassion shown to Charles.
Arrangements are under the direction of Nunn & McGrath Funeral Directors, 470 French Rd., Utica.
Messages of sympathy at www.nunnandmcgrath.com.