Richard A. Golden
Richard A. Golden, 78, of Basye, formerly of the Washington, D.C., area, died Saturday November 3, 2007 at Winchester Memorial Hospital.
The funeral will be conducted Saturday November 10, 2007 at noon at Dellinger Funeral Home in Mt. Jackson by the Rev. G. William Nabers.
Mr. Golden was born in Passaic, N. J., in 1929. He was an Air Force veteran and graduate of the University of Wisconsin, receiving his master's from George Washington University. He starred on a children's television show while in Madison, Wis., and was a journalist for The Wall Street Journal, Aviation Week, R.R. Donnelley and The Kiplinger Washington Editors, The Kiplinger Washington Letter and Kiplinger Texas Letter and retired as senior editor covering Capitol Hill in Washington. He was a member of the board of directors of Shenandoah County Library Foundation, Shenandoah Valley Grandstand Managers Club, Shenandoah County Community Foundation, Shenandoah Memorial Hospital, president and secretary of the board of directors of Bryce Resort in Basye, member of Basye/Bryce Mountain Lions Club, serving as secretary and vice president, and received the Joe Bridges Memorial Award, Future of Shenandoah County and chairman of the Shenandoah County Health Council. He was a regular volunteer writer for Bryce Mountain Courier for 10 years. He was a member of the Society of Professional Journalist for 51 years.
Surviving are his wife, Carole Golden; seven children, Michael Golden of Centreville, Terence Golden of Vienna, Joseph Golden of North Potomac, Md., Maureen Golden of Springfield, Richard T. Golden of Reston, Martha Golden and Kevin Golden, both of Annandale; a brother, Eugene Golden of Albuquerque, N. M.; a sister, Mary Kolesar of Albuquerque; and five grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to either the Shenandoah County Library Foundation, 514 Stony Creek Blvd., Edinburg, VA 22824 or the New Market Rebels Baseball Team, PO Box 902, New Market, VA 22844.
The New Market Rebels baseball family mourns the sudden loss of Dick Golden, a good friend, the Rebels Public Relations Director, and the Secretary of the Shenandoah Valley Grandstand Managers Club. The 2008 Rebels season will be dedicated to Dick's memory.
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