Edwin Goldberg, M.D. (1923-2009)

Edwin E. Goldberg, 85, passed away on April 25, 2009 in Bonita Springs with his loving wife, Jeanne by his side.

Dr. Goldberg (affectionately known as "Dr. Ed") obtained his M. D. degree in 1949 and subsequently completed internal medicine residencies at North Cambridgeshire Hospital in Cambridge, England and at Cook County Hospital in Chicago, IL, where he served as the chief medical resident. He then joined the Air Force, holding the rank as captain, and he served for two years as the Chief of Medical Service for the 6604th USAF Hospital at Pepperrell Air Force Base in St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada.

After his military service, he moved to Decatur, IL and practiced internal medicine there until 1986. During his years in Decatur, Dr. Ed received an appointment as a Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of Illinois School of Medicine at Urbana-Champaign. He enjoyed teaching the medical students and visited the UIUC campus regularly to lecture on various medical topics. His quick wit, personal warmth and charm, and his willingness to share his extensive medical knowledge made him a favorite among the students.

Drs. Ed and Jeanne supported the Medical Scholars Program at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign School of Medicine and endowed three separate professorial chairs in their names and in the names of Jeanne's parents in the Department of Molecular and Integrative Physiology, School of Molecular and Cellular Biology, and the school of Integrative Biology. They received the University of Illinois College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Dean's Quadrangle Award in 2001, served as members of the President's Council at UIUC, and were invited to speak at the Department of Molecular & Integrative Physiology Retreats in Illinois on two occasions.

Dr. Ed was a man of many talents and will be missed for his kindness, spirit, vitality, intelligence, wit and charm.

Naples Daily News

June 16, 2009 All News