73.9 F
The Villages
Thursday, July 29, 2021

Dr. Roy Kenneth Golden

Dr. Roy Golden

Dr. Roy Kenneth Golden, 83, of The Villages, Florida, passed away peacefully and surrounded by loved ones on January 13, 2020.

Roy was born in 1936 in Boston, Massachusetts, to Dr. Leo and Edyth Golden. He was a proud alumnus of Brookline High School, Bates College and Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. Following dental school, Roy served as a Captain in the U.S. Army, stationed at Camp Casey in Dongducheon (near the DMZ), South Korea and Fort George G. Mead, Maryland, USA. He started his own private dental practice in Wollaston, Massachusetts, where he practiced for almost 44 years. He loved being a dentist and was known for his caring approach to his patients and never turning away anyone who could not pay for their dental care.

A devoted member of the Jewish community, he was a member of Temple Israel, Brockton, Massachusetts, for almost 40 years. A long-time resident of Brockton, Roy moved with his wife to The Villages in 2007, following his retirement. In his free time, he enjoyed playing golf, creating stained glass windows, playing bridge, listening to the music of his childhood, reading mystery and spy novels, riding with his dogs in the golf cart, traveling, a good meal and, above all else, the company of his friends and family.

Roy is survived by his wife of 56 years, Kyung-Ja Golden, children Dr. Michelle Golden (Dr. Aaron Izes) of Sydney, Australia, son, Dr. Neal Golden of Baltimore, Maryland and niece and nephew, Susan Golden (Edward Weil) of San Diego, California and David Golden (Sara Golden) of Middleboro, Massachusetts. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Dr. Allan Golden. Roy was a loving son, brother, husband, father and uncle. Roy’s sense of humor, insightful and practical advice for his children, and love for his family and friends will be greatly missed by all.

A funeral service will be held for Roy next week. Details to follow after the Federal holiday weekend. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to Ronald McDonald house (www.rmhc.org; 630-623-7048).

More Headlines
Stories in and around The Villages, Florida

Headlines
The Villages, Florida

Letters to the Editor
Opinions submitted by residents in and around The Villages

We are inconveniencing the responsible people for the convenience of the irresponsible people

A Village of St. Charles resident wonders why we are inconveniencing the responsible people for the convenience of the irresponsible people when it comes to COVID-19. Read his Letter to the Editor.

They could have left the Hacienda Hills pool for us

A Village of De La Vista North resident, in a Letter to the Editor, wonders why the Developer couldn’t have left the Hacienda Hills swimming pool for residents to enjoy, since there is no action on the planned apartment complex.

We are required to wear seatbelts but not masks

In a Letter to the Editor, a Village of Duval resident wonders why we are required to wear seatbelts, but not masks.

Gov. Ron DeSantis responsible for surging number of COVID-19 cases

In a Letter to the Editor, a Village of Springdale resident blames Gov. Ron DeSantis for the surge of COVID-19 cases in Florida.

They destroyed Spanish Springs so we moved

A Villager who enjoyed Katie Belle’s and other features at Spanish Springs has had enough. Read his Letter to the Editor.

Photos
The Villages, Florida