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Barry Allen Goldsmith
August 14, 1958 ~ November 21, 2023 (age 65) 65 Years Old
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And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead
which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest
from their labours; and their works do follow them
Barry Allen Goldsmith, son of the late Sarah Catherine Harper, made his grand entrance on August 14, 1958, at Cumberland Hospital located in Brooklyn, NY. At an early age, it was very clear to Sarah that she had a very determined, outgoing go-getter on her hands that would help change and impact the lives of others. From 1965-1972, Barry attended Nativity of Our Blessed Lord Elementary School. Teachers within the school were very amazed that Barry showcased an intellect that was beyond his years.
Barry graduated from South Shore High School in 1976 and headed straight to California to play football at Pasadena City College. Barry was a big sports fan. Giants! Giants! Giants! Yeah, he loved those Giants! Let’s not forget the NY Knicks and the Yankees. If they were playing, Barry was there.
Barry started working at the United States Post Office on June 25, 1985, as a Letter Carrier and Shop Steward Alternate. He felt there was a need to represent his fellow co-workers and decided to become a Union Official with the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) Branch 41 in Brooklyn, NY. He served as a Union Official for over 15 years and never missed a meeting. During his time at the Post Office, Barry met and married Michell Spivey and was honored to embrace his new role as stepdad to Chinell Spivey. In August 1994, Barry’s heart jumped for joy when the apple of his eyes was born. Her name, Cierra Goldsmith. Barry retired from the United States Post Office in 2010.
Barry had a strong love for clothes and fashion. Everything had to match from head to toe. He was known to keep a clean suit, gold jewelry, and don’t forget that toothpick. He was an excellent cook and earned the name Chef Boy R “B”. Barry had a very strong love for animals. As a young man, he had a pet squirrel called Thoro that he kept in the house, in a cage in his room and would let it run around the house from time to time. Sarah was not happy about that. He had a German Shepherd called Shep and a Poodle named Pierre. Barry loved to go to Madison Square Garden with his aunt and cousin to see the WWE.
Barry leaves to celebrate his legacy: two daughters, Chinell Spivey and Cierra Goldsmith of Harlem, NY; two grand kids, Jayden Stewart and Chloe Stewart; one aunt, Delores Goldsmith of Brooklyn, NY and a host for family, friends and acquaintances.