Arthur E. Goldman, Worked For The Nsa

August 05, 2009|By Jacques Kelly

Arthur Edward Goldman, a retired National Security Agency employee, died of melanoma Friday at his Columbia home. He was 67.

Born in Scranton, Pa., he earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Scranton and a master's degree from American University. He also did postgraduate work at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Mr. Goldman joined the Air Force in 1964 and served as a communications officer. He worked for nearly 30 years at the National Security Agency at Fort Meade and retired in 1998.

From 1980 to 1985, Mr. Goldman worked for the Department of Defense in Japan.

He enjoyed working in amateur radio and received his license in 1965. He joined the Columbia Amateur Radio Association and was a life member of the Amateur Satellite Corp. He also did photography.

Mr. Goldman received his Eagle Scout Award in 1959 and served for 14 years as a Boy Scout leader with Troop 618 in Columbia.

Services were held Sunday in Pikesville.

Survivors include his wife of 39 years, the former Gloria Pearlman; a son, Seth Goldman of New York City; two daughters, Michele G. Barron of Pikesville and Alicia Goldman of Newburgh, N.Y.; a sister, Roz Baxter of West Orange, N.J.; and three grandchildren.

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