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Obituary for Charles Frank Goldston
GOLDSTON, Charles Frank, on Saturday, April 7, 2018, passed into the loving arms of his personal Lord and Savior Jesus Christ after a long struggle against Dementia. Frank, as he was known by his family and friends, was born November 13, 1930 in Kannapolis, N. C., the only son of Charles Eli and Ruth Moser Goldston. The family moved to Essex, MD in the early 1940’s to take part in the war effort. Frank attended Essex Elementary and graduated from Kenwood High school in 1949. When war broke out in Korea, Frank volunteered to serve his country from 1949 to 1952 in the U. S. Army, earning one silver service star and one bronze service star in the 1st Calvary. He received the National Defense, Korean Service, UN Korean Service and ROK War Service medals and was honorably discharge as a corporal in 1952. After his discharge he entered college and graduated from the University of Maryland’s College of Business and Public Administration in 1958 and went to work for National Cash Register. It was at this time he met the love of his life, Shirley June Roark, and their marriage lasted 62 years. Frank was first and foremost a Christian. His life centered around the service of God and Christ’s Church at Limona Village Chapel UMC. He served wherever he was needed and always exemplified the true character of a Methodist. He was also very involved in the Freemason’s, Scottish Rite of Freemasonry and served as a volunteer tour guide at The Tampa Shriner's Hospitals for Children from May 1998 to October 2018 logging in over 5,631 hours. Frank leaves his beloved wife Shirley, his children Daniel, Kathryn and Scott and his precious grandchildren Sara, Shane, Shannon, Tommy and Rylie and great-grandson Alex. The family requests in lieu of flowers donations be made to the United Methodists Children’s Home or to the Shriner's Hospitals for Children.