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“Dear family GoldbergI just found this site so i hope you understand the regrettable tardiness of this message. I always looked up to Chaim. His...Read More »
1 of 11 | Posted by: Chaim Goldberg - Montreal, QC

“Dear MIriam, While I'm glad to see that the playgroup network is still active I am very saddened by the news it brought just now. You loss of Haim,...Read More »
2 of 11 | Posted by: Cynthia Lang - Tucson, AZ

“Dear Miriam, I remember Haim, and you all so clearly. You were such a loving family. My deepest sympathies to you all. ”
3 of 11 | Posted by: Abigail Adams - Boylston, MA

“Dear Miriam,I cannot imagine the depth of your sadness. My heart goes out to you. We had just arrived on Cape when Bobby Lynch told us of Haim's...Read More »
4 of 11 | Posted by: Kim Belton - Brookside, NJ

“Sorry for the loss of your love one may the God of all comfort be with you and your family. ”
5 of 11 | Posted by: A friend

“Dear Joel and family,I'm very sorry to hear about your father passing away. My thoughts and prayers and go out to you and the family during this sad...Read More »
6 of 11 | Posted by: Sonya Murphy - Beverly, MA

“Dear Miriam, Joel and Maya, We were saddened to read about Haim's passing. We have fond memories of Haim and your family in St. Donat many years ago....Read More »
7 of 11 | Posted by: Elinor & Sid Kaushansky - QC

“We were shocked and very sorry to hear of Haim's death. ”
8 of 11 | Posted by: Bill and Miriam Byers - Montreal

“Miriam, Maya, Joel and familyOur sincerest condolences on the loss of dear Haim.We will always remember our years together in St. Donat. Our...Read More »
9 of 11 | Posted by: Carole Rubenstein Klein - QC

“Dear Miriam, Joel, Maya and family,It was with shock and deep sadness that we learned of Haim's death this morning. We always enjoyed running into...Read More »
10 of 11 | Posted by: Meta and Ken Scheublin - MA

“It is difficult to express how we feel about Haim Goldberg. A wonderful husband, father, grandfather and friend personally, he was also an...Read More »
11 of 11 | Posted by: Anna Ercoli Schnitzer - Ann Arbor, MI


Haim Goldberg of Cambridge, Massachusetts passed away on February 5, 2017, in Sarasota, Florida, of complications associated with Parkinson's Disease. Mr. Goldberg was born in 1939 in Montreal, the devoted son of Eastern European immigrants, Abraham Goldberg and Gitel Cohen.
Growing up as a first generation Yiddish-speaking North American in Montreal, Mr. Goldberg was quickly recognized as an academic prodigy, achieving the highest score in Quebec on the standardized testing administered at that time. He attended McGill University on a full scholarship, earning an undergraduate degree in physics at age 19. Mr. Goldberg then received a Woodrow Wilson scholarship to attend the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, where he completed his doctorate in physics at age 23.
Professor Goldberg had a highly successful career spanning more than 50 years at Northeastern University, where he focused his lecturing, research and international collaboration in the field of high-energy particle physics. His voluminous legacy of publications and his progeny of former graduate students continue to generate important discoveries.
Mr. Goldberg leaves behind his loving wife of over 50 years, Miriam of Cambridge; his son Joel and daughter-in-law Cybill of Newton; his daughter, Maya Ginns, and son-in-law Michael Ginns of Arlington; his beloved grandchildren, India-Rose, Boaz, Sebastian, Saul and Gray, and a broad network of other relatives, former colleagues and close friends.
A private graveside funeral was held at Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge. The family is planning a public memorial for the spring.

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