Remebering: DAVID GOLDING ז"ל
Ronny Golding`s obituary to his brother.
3rd June 2015
David was two years younger than me. He followed me to Primary School and then to High School. I remember him always smiling.
At Durban High School he excelled at sports. Rugby and particularly athletics. I remember him in his Matric year winning the 100, 220 and 440 yards (That’s how they measured then). He was Victor Ludorum of the school and I was so proud.
He followed me to my University, the University of Natal, where he qualified as an accountant. Now it was hockey, but he was injured just before the trials for the Maccabi games.
The family came to Israel in 1960 and David found his first job at the Canadian Embassy. There he found Kay, his loving and supporting wife for 50 years. They were blessed with 3 wonderful children, Yoel, Roy and Shelley and 5 lovely grandchildren.
He opened an accountancy and book keeping office in Ranana, Borochov Street 4. For more than a year my son Amir and myself also had our office there. He served his many faithful clients loyally for decades.
After the family and his work sport remained David`s great love. He promoted cricket in Israel and represented the country abroad. After that came squash where as we all passed the age of 50 David formed The Masters, a group playing regularly on Friday afternoons. It was much more than sport – David organized social events, week-ends with the spouses, dinners and more. As we grew older David devised a revised game – "the long game". David you will be pleased to know that after almost 30 years the masters still play on Fridays, the annual dinner takes place, and the long game thrives.
David was brought down by a cruel illness. I remember David saying to me 4 years ago that he remembered nothing of his years in South Africa (23 years of a man`s life just wiped out). And, he added, nothing of our mother.
David –you fought very hard against your illness. In hospital a few days ago you were still battling.
David – we love you, we will miss you and we will always remember you.