James E. Goldschmidt, Sr.


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James Goldschmidt, age 80, of Redington Beach, Fl, passed away May 28, 2023 at hospice in Pinellas Parkafter an extended illness. He was born in Dayton, Ohio on Sept 10, 1942. He cherished his marriage to Mary Alice Ross from 1969 until her passing. He married Sharon Powers DeBrosse in 1992 and they enjoyed 32 years of marriage. 

He is survived by his beloved wife Sharon; his four children: Lisa Fair (Ted), Jim (Kelly), Ron DeBrosse (Jennifer), Kathleen Rose (Tony); seven grandchildren; 10 great nieces and nephews, for whom he acted as an extra grandfather; siblings Carl and Carolyn; and many in-laws, cousins, nieces, and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his mother and father, Gilbert and Catherine, and first wife, Mary Alice. 

Jim went to St. Anthony’s Catholic School and Chaminade High School, from which he graduated in 1960. He attended the University of Dayton and graduated with a chemical engineering degree in 1965.

Jim had a very successful career in chemical engineering, sales, and management. He served his country as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Army Chemical Corps before embarking on a three-decade career in private industry. He obtained three patents during his career, among many other accomplishments.  

Throughout his life, Jim was dedicated to his faith and to education. He was one of the founders of Greensboro Montessori school in 1974 and supported Catholic schools throughout his lifetime.  He attended Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church and was involved in their small Christian Community groups.  He was also involved with Pinellas Hope, an outreach group of Catholic Charities that helps homeless adults in the community.

Jim was especially devoted to spending time with his beloved family and friends. He enjoyed tennis, golf, fishing at the beach, playing cards, and visits with his children and grandchildren. 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church,11565 66th Avenue North, Seminole, FL. Donations can be made to Pinellas Hope at pinellashope.org or www.ccdosp.org or for lung cancer research. Options include:  LungCancerResearchFoundation.org , American Cancer Society at cancer.org or to Md Anderson in memory of Jim.


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