Madison - Attorney Howard Goldberg, 86 passed away on February 7th, 2024 after a battle with lung cancer. He was a 5 year survivor of pancreatic cancer. He was born in Madison, Wisconsin on July 4, 1937 to Mark Goldberg and Beatrice Reichenberg Goldberg. Howie grew up in Shorewood Hills and graduated from West High. He was an avid trumpet player. His musical skills brought him to Pomona College where he obtained his bachelor's degree. He changed his course to Law and graduated from the University of Wisconsin Law School. After graduating he clerked for Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Myron Gordon. Howie also became a Captain in the US Army. He then practiced law in Madison for over 50 years where he was well known and highly respected by the Madison Law Community.
Howie had many passions and lived life fully. You could find him travelling with his family or boating on Lake Mendota. In his later years he enjoyed meeting friends on the golf course and breakfast with the guys. He greatly enjoyed photography and explored his creative side with many works of digital art. He enjoyed spending winters with his wife in Sarasota Florida. He maintained many lifelong friends along the way.
Howie is pre-deceased by his father Mark Goldberg, mother Beatrice Reichenberg Goldberg, sister Grace Hiles, Brother-in-Law Michael Ashe, and son-in-law Keith Eastmead.
He leaves his wife of 62 years, Sandra Ashe Goldberg, their 3 children Julie White, Mark Goldberg (K. Michele Hugo), Deborah Leonard (Joe Leonard), grandsons Josh Eastmead (Rebecca Eastmead) and Devon Montgomery (Gretchen Straus Montgomery), great grandchildren Audree Brunke, Anthony Brunke and Sloan Ashe Montgomery, Margot Rose Montgomery, his sister-in-law Barbara “Bobbi” Ashe, niece Lora Nakaten (Ken Nakaten).
If you wish, donations can be made in his honor to The American Cancer Society, Your Local Foodbank, Temple Beth El, Madison, WI or Temple EmanuEl, Sarasota, FL.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 13, 2024 at Temple Beth El, 2702 Arbor Dr., Madison. He will be laid to rest at Forest Hill Cemetery following the service. A meal of condolence will be held at Temple Beth El following the burial.