Something that I never would have believed possible has happened.  My former psychiatrist, Edmond Goold, has passed away.  What makes it odd is that he remained in practice until last year–and he was born in 1921!  He was a fine psychiatrist, and one thing he respected about me was that I had actually read Ulysses.  Dr. Goold, who grew up in County Cork, had read it many times.  He did his internship at the lying-in hospital depicted in the novel.

One time when he really came to my rescue was during one of my brief hospitalizations at Mount Carmel West.  I didn’t have reading material, so I got on the phone to his answering service and said, “Could you please ask Dr. Goold to drop by some New Yorkers?”  He did, and I was glad.  The ward had many magazines, such as Family Circle and Ladies’ Home Journal, but these had been cut to shreds to make mosaics in occupational therapy.

Here is the good doctor’s obituary.  God bless.

Edmond J. Goold

COLUMBUS — Dr. Edmond J. Goold died Friday, June 29, 2007, at Mount Carmel Medical Center, Columbus.

He was born March 23, 1921, in County Cork, Ireland. He was a long-time physician at Mount Carmel Hospital in Columbus. He was a devout member of the Catholic Church and was a member of St. Joseph Cathedral.

He is survived by a son, John Goold of Akron; and longtime friend and administrative assistant, Debbie Caris.

Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Egan-Ryan Funeral Home, 403 E. Broad St., Columbus. Mass of Christian burial will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Cathedral, 212 E. Broad St., Columbus. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery.



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