Obituary: Lt. Col. A. Ervin Goldberg, 99

Obituary: Lt. Col. A. Ervin Goldberg, 99

A. Ervin Goldberg passed away Monday, Aug. 29, 2016, one day after his 99th birthday.

A native Atlantan, he attended Boys’ High School and John Marshall Law School. He began his military career in the U.S. Army Air Corps in 1942. His team flew supplies into Allied countries. He was part of the Combat Support Group, Air Corps Training School and U.S. Military Academy at West Point. He also served as an Army Air Forces photographer in World War II. After active duty he served as a reserve officer in the Air Force for 23 years.

Ervin entered the business world with his brother Elliot, starting Superior Egg Co. He found new interests in the automotive electrical rebuilding business, operating Ace Auto Electric Exchange, and over the years he expanded into the distribution of electrical parts from his headquarters in Atlanta. Ace Electric Rebuilders Supply Inc., as it became known, had branches in Florida, Georgia, Louisiana and Tennessee. He retired at 80, turning the business over to his son to enjoy life with his wife, Esther Marie Haskell of Columbus. They were happily married for 70 years before her passing in 2011. They spent their time between homes in Atlanta and Highland Beach, Fla.

His greatest joy was his family, which includes his children, Judy Garber, Cheryl Andrews (Sam) and Martin Goldberg (Cydney). He loved spending time with his five grandchildren, Bonnie Garber, Susan Crittendon (Mike), Jason Andrews (Allie), Summer Gabriel (John) and Chanel Goldberg, and four great-grandchildren, Johnathan Oakes and Eric, Samantha and Kati Crittendon. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.

He was predeceased by his five siblings, Harry Goldberg, Julia Butler, Eva Martin, Bertha Cohen and Elliot Goldberg. He was a member of Jewish War Veterans Post 112, a Mason, and an active, lifelong member of Ahavath Achim Synagogue. His family wishes to express appreciation to his caregivers during the last few months, especially Laura Jacka, the president of Wellington Place of Serenity, Johns Creek, and her dedicated staff.

Sign the online guestbook at In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31, at Greenwood Cemetery, 1173 Cascade Circle, Atlanta. Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, 770-451-4999.

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