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memorial page for
Joseph C. Goldsmith
October 12, 1939
~ June 13, 2021
Joseph Clyde Goldsmith passed away on Sunday June 13, 2021 at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune, NJ. He was born October 12, 1939 the son of the late John Clinton and Lillie Mae (Babs) Goldsmith in Greenville, South Carolina. He was educated in the Greenville, South Carolina school system. Mr. Goldsmith moved from Greenville, SC to Chester, PA where he lived for many years before moving to Tinton Falls, NJ where he resided with his wife of forty-six years Rev. Bernice Althea (Boone) Goldsmith.
Mr. Goldsmith attended Brookdale Community College, Lincroft, NJ. He was employed at the Pathmark Warehouse in Avenel, NJ. During his tenure at Pathmark, he was nominated and received the Black Achievers Award. He worked for over fourty years for Pathmark moving up through the ranks before retiring as a supervisor in 2007. Bro. Joe as he was affectionately known has been the recipient of various awards throughout his lifetime.
In 1975 he joined the Emanuel Baptist Church and served as the head trustee and as a member of the Male Chorus. In 2000, he became a member of Shrewsbury AME Zion Church in Red Bank, NJ, serving as a Steward, as a member of the male chorus and a lifetime member of the Laity Council. He was also active with the Sunday School and Noon Day Bible Study. He was a very active and faithful member of Shrewsbury AME Zion Church. He was also a member of Masonic Temple Celestial Lodge#36 for over 50 years.
Mr. Joseph Goldsmith is predeceased by his parents John Clinton and Lillie Mae Goldsmith, two sons Joseph Goldsmith Jr., Joseph Davis, a daughter Kim Robinson Goldsmith and a sister Nancy Goldsmith.
He leaves to cherish his memory his wife Rev. Bernice Althea Goldsmith; two sons Reuben Davis of Detroit, MI and Whitman Rouse, Atlanta, GA; two daughters Doretha Mobley, Chester, PA and Deborah Rouse, Tinton Falls, NJ; four grandsons Joseph Vernon and Bryan Walker, Neptune, NJ; Rev. Aaron Joseph Rouse (Anita) Glen Allen, VA; Keydar Rouse, Atlanta, GA and three granddaughters including LaShonda Robinson, Neptune, NJ; 10 great-grandchildren including Amirah, Amir and Asherah Rouse of Glen Allen, VA; four brothers John, Calvin, Charles and Roger (Jackie) Goldsmith all of Chester, PA; a sister Lillie Belle Washington, Chester, PA and a brother-in-law Rev. Thomas L. Boone (Helen) Jacksonville, FL; special friends Rev. Janet H. Jones, Rev. Zaniel Young, Rev. Mozelle R. Clyburn, Augustus Carter, Willie and Joan Johnson, Tim Hall, Clem Berger, Sylvia Hill, Deaconess Carole Radcliff, Katherine Jones, Darryl Henry, Rebecca Frazier, Gwendolyn Henderson and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.