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Michael R. Golding MD

June 26, 1933 – November 26, 2022

Michael Golding
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Obituary for Michael R. Golding MD

Michael R. Golding, M.D. passed away November 26, 2022 at the age of 89. His wife of 21 years, Mary Mottola-Golding, was by his side. Michael is survived by his daughters, Beri Golding (fiancé Jarret Williams) and Brittny King (husband Brian King), two beautiful granddaughters, Rayne and Ellie Joy, loving sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. Dr Golding spent his life positively impacting the health care of New Yorkers as a cardio-vascular-thoracic surgeon and as an advocate for patient care. He received his MD from the State University of NY Downstate Medical Center, doing his internship at Mt Sinai, and residency at Kings County, Brooklyn. Dr Golding’s time at Downstate included Instructor of Surgery, Assistant Professor of Surgery, Associate and Clinical Professor of Surgery. In 1998 Downstate awarded Dr Golding title of Emeritus Clinical Professor of Surgery. From 1977-1989 he was Director of Surgery at Lutheran Medical Center, Brooklyn. Dr Golding’s involvement in many organizations included time as president of the Tri Boro Association Directors of Surgery, Brooklyn Surgical Society and the Bay Ridge Medical Society. He was on the boards of the Directors of Brooklyn and Long Island Chapter of American College of Surgeons, State Board of Medical Conduct (OPMC). Panel member of Preoperative Protocol, NYS Department of Health. Member of the Federation of State Medical Boards. Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Dr Golding’s commitment to the healthcare of New Yorkers during and after his time in the operating room was best exhibited by his three decades serving at different positions within the United Hospital Fund. A resolution presented to Dr Golding from the United Hospital Fund in 2019, noted that,” He brought to the board a deep understanding of health care and the patient experience as a revered and accomplished surgeon. His kindness and deep caring about UHF, New York’s health care, and the human condition added an important dimension to UHF deliberations and earned the respect and affection of his fellow directors. That Michael R. Golding, M.D., be named Honorary Director of United Hospital Fund…” A past president of the UHF wrote about Mike, “He was a wise counselor, a good friend, a thoughtful commentator on many things, and a very generous soul. They don’t make them like him anymore”. Dr Michael Golding, one of kind, will be missed. Thanks to Dr Ragno, Dr Shields, Dr Gaudino, Dr Brancaccio, Dr Lazzaro, Dr Berger, Dr Joseph, Physical Therapist Mark Pacchiano, Duz Riley, Pharmacist Keyur Shah of Marlboro, and all Mike’s special friends and physicians who were instrumental in helping Mike maintain a high quality of life as he got into his 80’s and this would not have been possible without his long time driver and friend, John Fiore, making sure Mike arrived at his meetings and appointments safely and “on time”. MRG. May he Rest in Peace.

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Ocean County Memorial Park
1722 Silverton Road
Toms River, NJ 08753
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