It is with great sadness that the family of Steven Barry Goldberg announces his passing on October 27, 2017, at the age of 72 years.
Steve grew up in Dalton, GA, the son of Lester and Annette (Tenenbaum) Goldberg, the grandson of Abe and Stella Tenenbaum, and the nephew of Paul Tenenbaum. He will be missed by his mother Annette; siblings Lee and his wife Martha, Tricia and her husband Dan, and Suzy; wife Myrna; nieces Sarah, Renée, and Marie; and many friends. Those who knew him know that he lived life on his own terms.
Many Daltonians will remember Steve as the proprietor of Dalton Stamp and Coin, now owned and run by Juan Lama, his friend and mentee. Many of you probably bought baseball cards there over the years.
Steve graduated from the University of Chattanooga (now UTC) on the same day that his mother received her MA from the same school. This was one of many bonds they shared. About this time, Steve was honing his duplicate bridge skills. He became a world class bridge player, winning many major tournaments including the 1972 Reisinger and the 1974 Spingold.
Since the early 1990s, Steve lived in Las Vegas, a city that he loved and where he felt most at home. He became a respected tournament poker player and made it to a World Series of Poker final table in 2012.
Steve's loves, in addition to his friends and family, his wife Myrna, bridge and poker, Las Vegas, good food, and Jacuzzis, included rooting for the Dawgs and the Falcons.
Those wishing to make a donation in his memory may do so to the Joint Distribution Committee, Hadassah Medical Center, Southern Poverty Law Center, or a charity of one's choice.
Published on December 5, 2017