Golden, James E. Age 70. After a valiant battle against several illnesses Jim passed away peacefully in Carlsbad, CA on July 11, 2011 with many loved ones by his side. Survived by his wife Winona (nee Earler), 3 sons: James, Thomas (Michelle), and Scott Golden, 2 grandchildren: Thomas and James "J.P", one brother, Brendan (Lucy) Golden. Also Winona's children: the late (5-17-11) Ray (Cynthia) Foreman, Cyndee (Rankin) McDaniel and their children Ross Foreman and Devin McDaniel. Numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins also survive. Preceded in death by his parents Brendan and Megan Golden, his wife Janet (nee Ludden) Golden and his sister Anne (nee Golden) O'Malley. Jim was born on the south side of Chicago and resided in Joliet most of his life. He volunteered for the draft in 1960 and served 2 years active and 2 years non-active in the United States Army. Jim retired in 2005 from the Insulators Union Local #17 after 38 years of service. In lieu of flowers, Jim would have appreciated a donation to Don Hubert Fund. This fund will assist Pipe Coverers in Need and help further mesothelioma research. Please make checks payable to Don Hubert Fund c/o Heat and Frost Insulators Local #17 (In the name of Jim Golden), 3850 South Racine Ave Chicago IL.60609. A celebration of Jim's life will be on Friday, July 22, 2011, visitation will be from 2:30 p.m. until the time of the memorial service at 7:30 pm at the Tezak Funeral Home, Joliet Illinois.
Published in Chicago Sun-Times on July 20, 2011
His father Brendan Patrick Golden died in April 1960 and his death notice is in the Chicago Daily Tribune on 20 Apr 1960 and 21 Apr 1960.
His mother Megan Jones married an Arthur M. Carney and her death notice is in the Chicago Tribune on 11 Sep 1976.