Robert Fitzgerald Golden

  • Wednesday April 1, 2015
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May 4, 1922 �" March 18, 2015

Robert Fitzgerald Golden was born in Arkansas on May 4, 1922. He died March 18, 2015 in Walnut Creek, California.

After graduating Fort Smith Senior High School in 1940, he served in World War II as a court reporter in the Air Transport Command of the U.S. Army Air Forces in China-Burma-India. He saw four continents and 15 countries en route to and from that command.

After WWII, Golden lived four years in Los Angeles before moving to San Francisco. There he spent 33 years in the executive suite of the Western Pacific Railroad Company.

In 1956, he began to realize his dream of "seeing the rest of the world." By the time of his death, he had realized that dream. Golden traveled to 301 countries and island groups.

He saw 236 of those countries with his Number One traveling buddy, Priscilla Williams of San Francisco.

Robert is survived by one niece, two nephews, many grand and great-grand nieces and nephews, and dozens of friends, all of whom he loved dearly.