Dennis Goldsmith

dennis  goldsmith

April 5, 1944 ~ April 18, 2024

Born in: Arlington, VA.
Resided in: Vienna, VA.

Dennis “Denny” “Goldie” Charles Goldsmith, peacefully passed away April 18, 2024, at INOVA Fairfax Hospital, surrounded by close family.

Denny was born on April 5, 1944, in Arlington, Virginia to William Andrew Goldsmith and Margaret Theresa Hilleary. He is preceded in death by his father, mother, brother William “Buddy” and his sister Barbara Ann “Bobbie”.

Denny is survived by Roberta, his wife of 56 years, son James (Monica), daughter Julie Ramos, six grandchildren Hallie (Jordan) Durham, Kassandra Salazar (Kevin), James Goldsmith, Joseph Goldsmith, Kayla Goldsmith, Aiden Cordova and five great grandchildren Jordan Durham Jr., Amara Salazar, Josie Durham, Emma Salazar and Sofia Salazar. He is also survived by three brothers, Richard, Jerry (Christine), Stephen (Ann), along with many nieces, nephews, and other family.

Denny was a long-time resident of Vienna, VA where he was active in youth sports for as long as he was physically able to. For many years he coached local baseball, football, and softball teams. He instilled a love for sports in all who came in contact with him. When he wasn’t coaching, he was usually in the front row bleachers or standing on the sidelines always cheering and helping everyone. As the years went by and his health declined, he still managed to keep updated on games even if he had to sit in the car in the parking lot.

Following in his father’s footsteps and was a steamfitter for over 50 years where he was better known as “Goldie”. He was very proud to be part of the United Association Steamfitters Local 602 family.

Over the years he received numerous accolades for fishing and enjoyed hunting and playing golf with family and friends. He was a family-oriented man proud of his kids, grandkids, and great grandkids; his family will be privileged to tell stories about him for years to come.

Graveside services will be held on Wednesday, April 24, 2024, at 1 p.m., Fairfax Memorial Park, 4401 Burke Station Road, Fairfax, VA 22032. Immediately following there will be a Celebration of Life held nearby, details will be provided.


Graveside Service: April 24, 2024 1:00 pm

Fairfax Memorial Park
4401 Burke Station Road
Fairfax, VA 22032


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  1. Our family will miss you Denny… Roberta we are here for you. We are sad but yet relieved to know no more pain.. RIP

    • A great guy, always had a smile on his face and a joke to tell. You will be missed. Rest in peace Denny ❤️

  2. Bobbi my thoughts and prayers are with you and the Family. Joe and Denny are reminiscing the many memories we share! So sorry for your loss, but comforted to know he isn’t in pain any longer. God bless you all. Sharon

  3. Bobbi, even though I am not in the family anymore, I am saddened by Denny’s passing. I remember him as such a kind soul.
    May God Bless you in this, your time of need. Shirley Goldsmith Maxwell

    • Always very funny, always had jokes to tell. Thanks to you and bobbi for helping my mom out raising me. Rest in peace Denny

  4. You will be missed. You always had a kind word and joke. I have known you since the 1970s. Long time friend rest in peace.

  5. Dear Mrs. Goldsmith, Jim and family ~

    Mike shared with us the sorrowful news of Mr. Goldsmith’s passing, and I wanted to let you know that you’ve been in my thoughts and most earnest prayers. May all of your wonderful memories serve as a comfort to you, and may God bless all who knew & loved him.

    Kathy (Sedlock) Rogers

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