Gregory Arthur Goldman, After a brief illness, July 21, 2022. Beloved son of Denise (Sikalis)Goldman and Arthur Goldman and his wife Lisa Moore. Devoted brother of Brett and his wife Allyson and Danielle Goldman. Cherished uncle of Wyatt, Adalyn, and Nova. Also survived by many loving aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. Greg is predeceased by his grandparents Max and Gloria Goldman and Peter and Mary Sikalis.
Greg graduated in 2003 from Thayer Academy in Braintree, MA, his love, and passion for hockey brought him to Salisbury Preparatory School in Salisbury, CT. After graduating with his bachelor’s degree in liberal arts from Wesleyan University he continued his education at the University of Wisconsin, obtaining his master’s degree in Sociology. He then went on to pursue a Doctorate’s Degree at the University of Kansas where in just the matter of months from now he would have received his Ph.D. in Sociology, that he literally put his heart, soul, and body into for the last several years.
In the years between his education Greg worked in prestigious settings including Wall Street in NYC, the Financial District in Boston and even tried to use his talent for writing to write movie scripts in Hollywood.
Movies were one of Gregs top passions in life, he was Adam Sandler and Chris Farley’s biggest fan which was reflected in his top notch sense of humor. If you were in the same room as he was, there was never a doubt that he wouldn’t make you laugh, even with just a small phrase or one word. Making people laugh brought him joy and happiness.
Greg absolutely loved traveling the US. As stated before, he has lived in different parts of the country due to work or education. Greg never made a life decision without doing a tremendous amount of research prior. He knew everything about the town/city before he even got there. he knew exactly what foods he wanted to try, what bars he wanted to socialize at and the towns history. He was always so proud of where he lived and immersed himself in each location. After receiving his Ph.D. at KU, his plan was to move back to his favorite part of the country, the East Coast.
Greg was very fortunate to have lifetime connections to both Cape Cod, where his grandparents owned two homes which allowed him to enjoy the ocean and great seafood, and North Conway, NH where his family owns a home. He excelled in skiing the White Mountains. His ideal day would be to ski and then enjoy some comforting food with an ice-cold beer, both of these locations granted him time to spend with his family.
Greg was always an outstanding athlete, whether it was hockey or skiing and was very enthusiastic about golf, where he never let anyone forget, he made a hole in one, and has the trophy to prove it. While attending KU Greg became a huge and very passionate J Hawks fan which culminated with the J Hawks winning the men’s national championship this year which he was very proud of.
His unprecedented intellect, determination and exceptional sense of humor will forever be unmatched. It’s what made him so special.
RIP Gregory Goldman, life will never be the same, we love you so much.
Visiting hours will be held in the Robert J. Lawler and Crosby Funeral Home 1803 Centre St., West Roxbury, on Thursday, July 28, from 10:00am to 12Noon. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Interment Beth El Cemetery, West Roxbury.