Ned Edward Goldsmith

Born: Tue., Apr. 12, 1938
Died: Sat., Mar. 10, 2018

Funeral Service

Print Obituary   Home Page All Obituaries


Ned Edward Goldsmith passed away at the Kline Hospice House in Mt Airy, Maryland on March 10, 2018, just shy of his 80th birthday. He was born April 12,1938 in Charleston, WV. He grew up there amid his siblings, many cousins, and friends, who together created legendary mischief. Ned’s creative antics inspired stories that will be handed down for generations.
Ned graduated from Charleston High School and went on to earn his bachelors degree from Florida Southern College. Ned was introduced to flying at a young age. It remained his passion. Ned proudly served as a pilot in the U.S. Navy from 1962-1969. After his service in the Navy, he flew corporate jets for many years. He maintained an active pilot license until the final year of his life and had planned to fly a glider to celebrate his 80th birthday. He later took up ranching in Wyoming and Colorado. He was a deeply loyal friend with a gypsy soul, a kind heart, and a lust for adventure.
His parents, Rebecca Dickinson and Edward Irwin Goldsmith, preceded him in death as did his sister, Maude Goldsmith Carr. He is survived by his brother, Robert Fletcher Goldsmith, his children Andrea Kaleta, Carrie Mullen (Greg), and Christopher Goldsmith. Also surviving him are five grandchildren, Nastassia and Zofia Kaleta, Isaiah Goldsmith, and Evelyn and Hailey Mullen.
Interment will be at Saint Francis Cemetery, San Juan Island, WA. A celebration of Ned’s life will take place at the Roche Harbor Resort at 4 pm Saturday, March 24, 2018. We are thankful to Dr. Kanan Hudhud for his compassionate care and to the Payne and Warren families, Ned’s Middletown MD families-by-affection, for their loving support and friendship during the last years of his life.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to the International Myeloma Foundation, 12650 Riverside Dr. Suite 206, North Hollywood, CA 91607.

Click to send flowers using our local area florist
Free delivery to our funeral home & save on wire fees
View/Sign the Condolence Book

Click the button to generate a printable document containing all condolences submitted

Condolence Booklet

Image: Evgeni Dinev /

Copyright © 2018 Donald B Thompson Funeral Home. All Rights Reserved.    | Website by CFS |