Howard Goldsmith, 82


BOYNTON BEACH, FLA. – Howard “Goldie” Goldsmith, born April 28, 1941, passed at the age of 82. He will be remembered as a beloved son, father, uncle and coach.

A star hockey player at Hope High School and Boston College and known as the founding father of surfing in New England, he was inducted into the Surfing Hall of Fame. As a businessman, he started as a surfboard builder and shop owner, and went on to found and lead Todd Enterprises. He also owned and updated several key commercial buildings, revitalizing an area of Wakefield. 

He is survived by his wife, Sharon Goldsmith; children, Michele and Mat; grandchildren, Finn, Wyatt, Mercer and Asher; and daughter-in-law, Cheryl. 

Contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. 

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