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Russell Curtis Goldbaum, M.D., 92, veteran, surgeon, author, sailor, of Haverhill, passed away on April 30, 2017.
Born in Bradford, son of the late Robert and Mary Ann (Oatman) Goldbaum. Russell graduated from Tufts Medical School in 1948. He married the love of his life, Miriam Joy Kagan of New York.
He enlisted in the Army and served in the Korean War as part of the MASH Division. He attained the Rank of Captain and was awarded several military awards.
In 1956, Dr. Goldbaum opened a General Surgery practice in Haverhill, serving the Merrimack Valley.
Russell enjoyed a lifelong love of boating. He is the author of two books, Captain Red and Bite of the Blue Krait.
His survivors include his brother, Richard and wife, Evelyn; three children, Susan Kane and husband, Lee Kane; David Goldbaum; and Elizabeth Goldbaum and husband, Ross Wilson; and six grandchildren, Ruby, Robert, Noah, Benjamin, Daniel and Russell.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend his funeral service on Wednesday morning, May 3 at 11 a.m. at the H.L. Farmer & Sons Funeral Home, 106 Summer St., Haverhill. Burial with Military Honors will be in Children of Israel Cemetery, Haverhill. Reception will immediately follow at the Haverhill Country Club. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to the Tufts University School of Medicine, Goldbaum Scholarship Fund, 136 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA 02111. To share a memory or for more information, please visit www.farmerfuneralhomes.com.
Published on May 2, 2017
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