William Goldberg dies in New Zealand…Joseph Alistair Jordan, formerly of Telluride, dies in Sedona, Ariz
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William Goldberg (Courtesy photo)
William Goldberg (Courtesy photo)
William Goldberg Dies in New Zealand

TELLURIDE – William “Will” Goldberg, 71, died Nov. 7 while on a hiking tour in New Zealand, two days after contracting necrotizing fasciitis, a rare bacterial disease.

Goldberg, a resident of Telluride for 18 years, was born and raised in New York City. He received bachelor and master’s degrees from the City College of New York, and a law degree from Brooklyn Law School.

Most of his career was spent in the oil and gas industry, which allowed him to travel widely; along with his briefcase, he always packed his ski gear.

During Telluride’s ski season, he could be found on Mammoth and Gold Hill every winter day, with a 1 p.m. lunch at Giuseppe’s. Summer found him on his bike or hiking trails around the San Juans.

Goldberg is survived by daughter Joy and son-in-law Brian Goldbere, and their two children, Max and Grace; daughter Meredith Goldberg and son-in-law Mike Holmes; his brother and wife, Jerome and Harriet Goldberg; and his many friends in Telluride, Ridgway and Ouray. He will be missed. A celebration of his life will be held in Telluride later this winter. Memorial contributions can be sent to the Telluride Jewish Community, P.O. Box 3953, Telluride, Colo. 81435.

Joseph Alistair Jordan 1938-2009

SEDONA, Ariz. – Joseph Alistair Jordan, formerly of Telluride, died of natural causes in Sedona, Ariz., where he lived for the past two years.

Jordan, born in Greenock, Scotland, immigrated with his family to Canada in his teens. He served in the Canadian military for several years before establishing residency in the U.S., where he worked in civil engineering design, surveying, and project inspection. He was, at the time of his death, preparing to conduct government contract inspections of airports in the Four Corners area. Jordan specialized in commercial bioremediation projects, in the U.S. and Canada. In Telluride, he drove for Telluride Express, until returning to his original profession, taking on occasional smaller projects as well as contributing to the Telluride Community Garden.

Jordan is survived by his children Derek, Deborah McLean, Jody, and Jason, all of Olympia, Wash.; Alison, of Kailua-Kona, Hi.; and a grandson, Dillon, also of Olympia. His kind and modest nature, his remarkably dry sense of humor, his generosity and willingness to help all in need, and his beautiful soul will be missed by his family and all who ever knew him.
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