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Obituary: David Jonathan Goldberg
LAYTON - David Jonathan Goldberg, 20, died in Qayyarah, Iraq about 2:30 a.m. Wednesday, November 26, 2003, of a noncombat-gunshot wound. The incident is under investigation. He was serving with the Army Reserve's C Company, 52nd Engineer Combat Battalion, 43rd area support group based in Fort Carson, Colorado.
Born May 18, 1983 in Chicago, David spent 14 years in Springfield, MO., before his family moved to Layton in August 1998. The oldest of four children, David was home schooled through ninth grade, then attended Layton Christian Academy and Northridge High School, also in Layton. He obtained a GED and joined the Army in April 2001.
He married Sarah South on Feb. 24th, 2003 in Farmington, Utah.
After receiving an honorable discharge in September 2002 for medical reasons, David enrolled at Weber State. Ultimately, however, he decided to rejoin as an Army Reservist, feeling guilty that others were serving while he was not. Always the thinker, David enjoyed debate, philosophy, theology, chess, writing-especially poetry-and bodybuilding. He attended Assemblies of God churches.
Survivors include his wife of nine months, Sarah; parents, Chuck and Dolly Goldberg; brothers, Kevin, 18, and Danny, 15; sister, Emily, 12, as well as extended family.
Funeral services will be held Friday, December 5, 2003 at 12 noon, at 20th Ward, 107 G Street, Salt Lake City. Friends and family may call Thursday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Leavitt's Mortuary, 836 36th Street, Ogden and from 10:30 to 11:30 on Friday at the 20th Ward. A memorial service will also be held Saturday, December 6, 2003 at 2:00 p.m. at First Assembly of God, 2352 East Highway 193, Layton.
Interment, Salt Lake City Cemetery
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