Edgar Goldberger

Obituary of Edgar Goldberger

Edgar Farrar Goldberger, 78, passed away in hospice at his Milton home on July 9, 2017.

Born in Washington, D.C., he was the son of Benjamin and Cynthia Goldberger.

He actively pursued the study of his pre-colonial family history on Farrar Island, and in Louisiana and Mississippi.

After studying acting at the Sorbonne, he went to Tunisia, where his father was Cultural Attaché.

Edgar worked for the U.S. Embassy in Tunis until the family returned to Washington, D.C.

He covered the Cuban Revolution during 1957 - 1958 and worked for the Department of State.

While he was anticipating being drafted in 1960 - 1961, he learned data processing at the Army Times. He served as an Army Private at Fort Dix. He was promoted to Lieutenant and escorted his Colonel to Berlin. He was awarded the Good Conduct Medal.

Edgar said "Survival in life absolutely requires being aware of who has the power."

IBM recruited him in 1964 in data processing and he advanced in computer expertise until his early retirement in 1993. He worked in New York City, Peekskill and Poughkeepsie for over

27 years.

Edgar was a member of the Toastmasters International, Club No. 4647. He loved acting and was a member of several theatrical companies. He performed in many plays in the mid-Hudson

Valley, from Dix Hills and Tribeca to Kingston.

He resided in the mid-Hudson Valley for 45 years, retiring to his home in Milton with his wife Mary Tengstrom Goldberger, a teacher in the Newburgh School System. Active in politics, he maintained interest in politics and local events.

"Prior planning prevents poor performance" was one of his mottos.

Edgar always said that he studied at the University of Life.

Funeral is private at the family's request. There will be a memorial at a later date.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Carl J. DiDonato, Jr. of the DiDonato Funeral Service, Inc. (845) 236-4300, www.didonatofuneralservice.com