Robert J. Golden
01/11/1935 - 04/02/2019
Robert J. Golden, 84, of Gettysburg, passed away on Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at Transitions Healthcare Gettysburg. He was the husband of Anna J. (Butler) Golden to whom he was married 57 years. Born January 11, 1935 in Bonneauville, he was the son of the late Paul Francis and Mary D. (Smith) Golden. Bob was retired from Michael Manor, Gettysburg and previously worked in the construction industry. He was mostly known for his stonework expertise. He was a member of St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church and the Catholic War Veterans Association both in Bonneauville. He was a 1952 graduate of Delone Catholic High School, McSherrystown. Bob was considered a jack of all trades and loved to tinker with whatever he could get his hands on and, enjoyed spending time with his friends and extended family. Surviving in addition to his wife are eight nieces and nephews, Lorie Keeney, Jeffrey Small, Karen Martin, Brad Small, David Small, Chris Golden, Jill Smith and Jenny Golden. He was preceded in death by a nephew, James Small Sr. and two siblings, Doris L. Small-Smith and Paul Rodney Golden. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:00 a.m. Saturday, April 6, 2019 at St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church, Bonneauville with Rev. Benny Jose as celebrant. Burial will follow in the parish cemetery. Friends and relatives will be received Friday 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Murphy Funeral Home, 501 Ridge Avenue, McSherrystown with prayers at 8:00 p.m. Serving as pallbearers will be Rick Keeney, Jeff Small, Mark Keeney, Chet Linka, Paul Smith and Bill Weaver. Contributions in memory of Robert may be made to St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church, 12 E. Hanover St., Gettysburg, PA 17325 or Adams Co. SPCA, 11 Goldenville Rd, Gettysburg, PA 17325.
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Posted at:04/08/2019 5:05 pm
I worked with Bob for many years at Michael Manor Nursing Home. He was always a quiet, competent influence there - completely trustworthy,sincere,and a pleasure to work with.
I was just a young man when I started there, and he shared many stories with me drawn from his life experience. I remember fondly the times when we could sit together and talk and laugh about more than just work. I enjoyed his sense of humor and his common-sense approach to life and work.
After his illness forced him to leave MM, I missed his company a lot. To this day I can recall him talking about how he loved to go up to his trailer near the Narrows on weekends for a change of pace and scenery, or when he had an old Model T Ford, or him using dowsing rods to locate a water pipe.
He was a lovely person. I was lucky to spend time with such a good man. My prayers are with his friends and family.