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Charles Seymour Goldberg, Esq.

Charles Seymour Goldberg, Esq.
  • December 16, 1933 - February 13, 2019
  • Charleston, South Carolina
  • Memorials may be made to:
  • Synagogue Emanu-El
    5 Windsor Drive
    Charleston, SC 29407

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“Charlie Goldberg was a warm, bright, funny and compassionate friend. I am fortunate to have known him. ”
1 of 23 | Posted by: John Holmgren - CHARLESTON, SC

“Charlie Goldberg was a great lawyer, and he was a southern gentleman of the highest order. A man of compassion, and a man of integrity. He will be...Read More »
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3 of 23 | Posted by: David Maring - Georgetown, SC

“Harriett, I am so sorry to read of Charlie's passing. It was approximately 56 years ago that I started my first job with Charlie. He was such a...Read More »
4 of 23 | Posted by: Nancy Hudson - Charleston, SC

“Steven, Amy and entire Goldberg family, it was a pleasure to know Charlie. He certainly contributed much to the community and to the legal...Read More »
5 of 23 | Posted by: Sherry Martschink - Summerville, SC

“Dear Family,I send my sincere condolences to you all. Charlie was such a kind man. I remember you all so well coming into Zinn's Deli ---- wonderful...Read More »
6 of 23 | Posted by: Renee Zinn Gordon - Jacksonville, FL

“I did not know Mr. Golberg, but if his character and personality are reflected by his sons and the people he worked with, then he was no doubt a very...Read More »
7 of 23 | Posted by: Matthew Schonfeld - Charleston, SC

“All of us at the Center for Heirs' Property Preservation send our heartfelt condolences to the family of Charles Goldberg.We will always be grateful...Read More »
8 of 23 | Posted by: Tish Lynn - Charleston, SC

“My thoughts and prayers are with the entire family during this difficult time. Mr. Goldberg was a great and loving individual. He will be missed by...Read More »
9 of 23 | Posted by: Judy Talbott - Huger, SC - Friend

“THE BEST Lawyer and friend that I have been blessed to have in my life. His genuine kindness care and advice has never been forgotten. He has guided...Read More »
10 of 23 | Posted by: Audrey Lisbon - Charlreston, SC

“I am deeply saddened by the loss of one of the finest and most decent gentlemen and lawyers ever to grace Broad Street. It is unlikely that our...Read More »
11 of 23 | Posted by: Tom Stoney - Summerville, SC

“I am so thankful for the love and friendship from Charlie and Harriett from my years in Charleston through adulthood. The world lost a true...Read More »
12 of 23 | Posted by: Trey Harvin - Atlanta / New York

“We were in many cases together. I learned a great deal from him when I practiced law and from the bench. He was special. He was kind and loved by all...Read More »
13 of 23 | Posted by: Irvin Condon - Charleston, SC

“My thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time Diane Moyer Chard. ”
14 of 23 | Posted by: Diane Chard - Charleston, SC

“SENDING SINCERE SYMPATHY TO ENTIRE FAMILY. I WENT TO RIVERS HIGH WITH CHARLIE AND HAD THE PLEASURE OF SEEING HIM AT A COUPLE OF CLASS REUNIONS AND...Read More »
15 of 23 | Posted by: JERI [PRESSMAN] GERTZMAN - NC

“Tt5I treasure my time of playing duplicate with Charlie. Please add our sympathy to those of many others. Elizabeth & Bob. Bowles fBgWJ ”
16 of 23 | Posted by: Elizabeth Bowles

“Dearest Harriet, We are so sad to learn of Charlie's death. We will always remember the happy times with you both. I especially loved London with...Read More »
17 of 23 | Posted by: Suzanne Harvin - Kennesaw, GA

“Charlie was the consummate gentleman and a lion of the Charleston County Bar. I treasure our friendship. ”
18 of 23 | Posted by: Danny Mullis - Mount Pleasant, SC

“We have lost a true gentleman, excellent attorney and an all around great person. As an employee with Charleston County I worked with him in years...Read More »
19 of 23 | Posted by: Karen Hollings - Mt Pleasant, SC

“Our deepest sympathies to Harriet and all the family. Charlie will truly be missed. ”
20 of 23 | Posted by: Peter DeLuca - Mt. Pleasant, SC

“Iam so sorry to hear of this. I loved you charlie and will always remember our conversations . You will be greatly missed. ”
21 of 23 | Posted by: Linda Graham - Charleston, SC

“Our love to you and your family. Charlie was the best. Our prayers are with u. Love, Janice and Michael ”
22 of 23 | Posted by: Janice and Michael Fox - NC

“We're shocked and saddened by this loss! What a great friend. Our condolences to the family. ”
23 of 23 | Posted by: Ivan and Rhonda Nossokoff - SC


Charles Seymour Goldberg, Esq., 85, of Charleston, South Carolina, husband of Harriet Lauper Goldberg entered into eternal rest Wednesday, February 13, 2019. His Funeral Service will be held Thursday, February 14, 2019 in Synagogue Emanu-El, 5 Windsor Drive at 1:30 p.m. Interment following will be in Emanu-El Cemetery (Maryville). Arrangements by J. Henry Stuhr, Inc. Downtown Chapel.

Charlie was born December 16, 1933 in Charleston, South Carolina, son of the late George Goldberg and Jeannette Altman Goldberg. He was a graduate of the University of South Carolina and the USC School of Law. Charles was a United States Army Veteran and was a retired attorney with the Steinberg Law Firm. He was a member of Synagogue Emanu-El. He married Harriet Lauper in 1961. Later that year, Charlie was recalled into the army during the Berlin Wall crisis, and spent the next year as a Spec 4 in Hampton, Virginia as a member of the 942nd Transportation Unit. After active duty, he was commissioned as a Captain in JAG.

Charlie's love of his life was his beloved wife Harriet. He always depended on her for anything mechanical or math related. While dating in New York, he watched her fix a flat tire in her evening gown. Love at first sight. Charlie was very active, mostly in leadership roles. He is a past president of the Charleston County Bar, past president of the Charleston Lawyers Club, and past Chairman of Bridging Broad Street. Charlie was a chairperson of the City of Charleston's Planning and Zoning Commission under Mayor Joe Riley. He was involved in many Jewish organizations and served as president of all of the following groups: Jewish Community Center, Synagogue Emanu-El, Hebrew Benevolent Society, Hebrew Orphan Society, Dan Lodge, B'nai Brith.

Charlie practiced law for 57 years practicing in matters of probate law, real estate, including heirs property, partition actions, and closings. Of those years, he practiced 33 of them with The Steinberg Law Firm. After retirement he took classes at the College of Charleston, played duplicate bridge, and played poker with his friends for over 40 years. Most of all Charlie was the consummate gentleman. Charlie is survived by his wife of 58 years, Harriet; two sons: Michael Goldberg (Nancy) of Dallas, TX and Steven Eric Goldberg (Amy) of Mt. Pleasant, SC; two sisters: Helene Scharff of Atlanta, GA and Faye Miller of Columbia, SC; six grandchildren: Emily Goldberg, Henry Goldberg, Owen Goldberg, Jason Goldberg, Alec Goldberg and Neal Goldberg.

Memorials may be made to Synagogue Emanu-El, 5 Windsor Drive, Charleston, South Carolina 29407.