Mass of Christian Burial
Obituary of John Patrick Golden
John Patrick “Jack” Golden passed peacefully in West Palm Beach on March 20, 2022. He shared 79 years of love and faith with his family. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, April 9, 2022 at 10 am at St. Mary’s Church, Denville, NJ. Friends and relatives are welcome to visit at the funeral home beginning at 9 am before processing to church.
Mass will be live streamed for those unable to be with us that morning. This link will be live a few moments before Mass begins.
Donations in his name may be made to the good work St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Jack was born on September 7, 1942 to the late Lester and Gertrude (nee Parks) Golden. After high school he enlisted with the US Army and was stationed in Frankfurt, Germany. He married and started his family. After his tour of duty, he returned to the states, continued his studies at Montclair State and graduated with his BA in business. He began his career with the Montclair State Book Store. After recognizing the need for students to acquire so many books, he branched out and opened his own store reselling used textbooks. He then spent several years with Barnes & Noble in Manhattan before opening his own book store - Broadway Books, in Denville, New Jersey. After retirement John started his own business, JVG Books. He sold wholesale books, books he’d acquired and he had a very busy internet presence. Jack happily retired completely in 2019.
Jack lived life to the fullest and enjoyed every moment. He valued his faith, his family, his Irish roots and his dear friendships. He loved spending the day on the golf course and taking in dinner with friends. In 1994 he was blessed to meet Vicki Kronfield and the rest was history! They married and have enjoyed 28 beautiful years together.
They enjoyed heading south to Florida and were fortunate to purchase a home there some years back. Jack and Vicki loved to travel! They journeyed to Peru, Hawaii and Paris to name a few. These adventures were all amazing, but Jack especially treasured his visit to Jerusalem and his visits to Chatham. MA. Of course, the best of all was their yearly trip to Germany to visit family. He loved these times.
Jack enjoyed nothing better than being surrounded by family. He loved hearing all that was happening in his children and grandchildren’s lives. He was most happy being surrounded by family and friends sharing lots of laughs.
Although we are saddened by his passing we take comfort in knowing he is embracing his beloved son Kevin Golden who passed before him.
He leaves his loving wife Vicki Golden; his dear children Dr. John M. Golden of Frankfurt, Germany and Susan Golden of Germany; his step children Richard, Timothy and Angela Beerman; his grandchildren Natalie, Ethan, Reid and Kevin and many more dear relatives and friends. His brother Donald Golden died previously.
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