RIVIERA BEACH, Fla. – Harvey Golden, of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., died October 14. He was the husband of Merylee (Goldberg) Golden for 34 years. Born in Providence, a son of the late Martin and Ida (Dubin) Golden, he had lived in Florida for seven years, previously residing in Phoenix, Ariz.
He was the owner of the former Golden Metal Industries and founder of the former Scott Brass, Inc., in Cranston and Indiana, retiring in 2004. He was a 1941 graduate of Hope High School and attended URI until he entered the Army. He was a WW II veteran, serving in the European Theater. He was a member of AIPAC, the Kivel Board in Phoenix and Temple Emanu-El. He was an avid gin player and enjoyed tennis and golf, as well as a trained vocalist, band leader and yachtsman.
He was the father of Ronnie Golden Engle and her husband David of Pawtucket, Cheryl Golden of Scottsdale, Ariz., and Barry Golden and his wife Ellen of East Greenwich; and step-father of Jodie Paret and her husband Alexander of Chicago, Ill. and Sheryl Amster and her husband Tom of Los Angeles, Calif. He was the brother of Anita Lazarus and Florence “Babs” Golden, both of Hollywood, Fla., and the grandfather of Henri-Martin Engle, Mitchell and Eddye Golden and Jakob, Alex and Chelsea Amster. Contributions may be made to Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, 230 East Ohio St., Suite 304, Chicago, IL 60611.