CAMDEN — Dr. Allen S. Goldman, 88, died at the Sussman House in Rockport April 9, 2018. Born in Providence, R.I. Oct. 25, 1929, he graduated from Classical High School where he studied Latin, Greek and the sciences. He graduated from Brown University, cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi, and the Presidents premium in Greek, with an Artium Baccalaureus in chemistry and Master of Arts in biology. He worked on his doctorate at Yale in zoology, biochemistry, and biophysics. Goldman spent his summers at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, contemplating a career in marine biology. When a place opened up at the last minute at the Medical School of the State University at Syracuse, he sought and obtained his M.D. He received Master of Arts honoris causa from the University of Pennsylvania and had 220 publications in the top 50 scientific journals.

Dr. Goldman had a straight pediatrics internship at Grace New Haven Community Hospital and Yale University. He did a pediatric residency at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the University of Pennsylvania. He was senior physician and teratologist at CHOP. Teratology is the field of specialization in the causes and prevention of birth defects. He was professor of Pediatrics and professor of Pharmacology of UofP where he performed National Institutes of Health-funded research until 1986.

In 1986, he was chosen to be the director of the Craniofacial Center and Senior Physician at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He was professor of Pediatrics and Professor of Genetics at the UofI where he also performed National Institute of Health-funded research.

Dr. Goldman received numerous honors and awards and was a member of several professional societies. He was past president of many boards in the Chicago and Philadelphia areas including those of Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Beta Kappa Associates, Spruce Hill Community Center, and the University of City Arts League.

He had training analysis in Freud and studied Jungian analysis. He was granted a commission in the Public Health Service in which he served until he was discharged in 1998. “Those also serve who stand and wait.”

He retired in 1999 and moved to Camden, where he served as treasurer of the Camden Yacht Club and served on the Board of Directors of the Mid-Coast Mental Health Association and Youthlinks, both of which meant a great deal to him.

Dr. Goldman was married to Rachel Bok-Goldman. He is survived by three sons by his first marriage, Jonathan, Benjamin, and Adam; two stepsons, Jefferson, and Curtis Kise; two nieces and 10 grandchildren. He was predeceased by an infant brother, a sister and brother-in-law.
During his retirement, Dr. Goldman translated from Greek the “Odyssey,” the “Iliad,” some of Herodotus, and a little from “Argonautica;” and then from Latin, even littler of the “Aeneid.” He and his wife travelled a great deal — one trip, completing a boyhood dream to circumnavigate the world (in 120 days, gratis Cunard).

For his 50th Reunion at Brown, he wrote a synopsis of his life which said:
“I am somewhat humbled by the fact that I have been able to accomplish almost all of the things I set out to do. These include becoming of the dozen or so pediatric teratologists, cruising in my 34-foot Mason sloop along the eastern seaboard from Long Island Sound to the Bay of Fundy and up the St. John River, in successfully adjusting to retirement after 40 years, during which I was fully funded by the National Institutes of Health. …My experience at Brown, for both and Artium Baccalaureus and Master of Arts, changed my life. I acquired knowledge, learned manners, and developed lifelong friendships. Brown helped me in the transition from grindingly impoverished childhood to being able to become whatever I was to become.”

Private services were held. Condolence may be shared at longfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are with the Long Funeral Home in Camden.