Richard Elliott Goldner, passed away Saturday, October 12, 2019. He was born in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania on November 9, 1938 to Rev. Michael B. & Helen M. (Hawbaker) Goldner. The family moved to Alliance in 1945 where he attended school and graduated Valedictorian of Alliance High School in 1956. He attended Wittenberg University and graduated cum laude from Mount Union College in 1960. He attended graduate school at Ohio State University.
He married Mary Alice Juergens on September 16, 1961. They recently celebrated their 58th anniversary. He served in the Army Reserves from 1963-1969. His career was spent in the field of Quality Assurance, and he was active in the American Society for Quality Control. His career took him from Canton, Ohio to Michigan, California and finally to Oklahoma where he retired. In 2017 he and his wife moved to Concordia Life Plan Community. After retirement Dick volunteered at Reaching Our City Food Pantry and enjoyed singing in the Golden Harmonizers Choir at Edmond Senior Center, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church choir and the chorus at Concordia.
He was preceded in death by his father; mother; sister, Carol Goodman and niece, Robin Goodman. He is survived by wife, Mary; nephew, Michael Goodman; great-nephew, Daniel of Wisconsin and cousin, Mrs. Jon (Judie) Findon of Chambersburg, Pennsylvania.
A memorial service will be held at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Oklahoma City on Saturday, October 26,2019 at 10:30am. A graveside service will be Monday, October 21, 2019 at 11:00am in North lawn Cemetery with Pastor Tim Muse officiating.
Arnold & Spiker-Foster-Shriver Funeral Home
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