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William Hersh Golod

June 28, 1933 — November 10, 2023

William Hersh Golod

William (Bill) H. Golod, MS, PhD, 90, of Charleston, SC, passed away peacefully on November 10, 2023.  Bill led a very full life honoring all who knew him through his generosity and respect.


He was born June 28, 1933 in Bronx, NY, son of the late Sarah and David Golod. Bill is survived by his beloved wife of 62 years, Marsha; his daughter, Jill Golod of Charleston, SC; his son, David Golod, and his wife, Mindy, of Boston, MA; Brother Jerry Golod and his wife Ruth of Palm Springs, CA; and grandchildren, Celia Golod and Ari Golod of Boston, MA. In addition to his parents, Bill was preceded in death by his daughter, Lisa Golod.


Dr. Golod attended Fordham University where he played football and earned his BS in Pharmacy in 1954.  He continued his study of pharmacy, earning his Masters of Industrial Pharmacy from the St. Louis College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Sciences in 1955, and his PhD in Physical Pharmacy from Purdue University in 1957.  His passion for academia led him to the Medical University of South Carolina in 1958 as an Assistant Professor of Pharmacy where he held positions of increasing responsibility and served on many committees and associations through 1965 when he became the Dean of the College of Pharmacy. He served as Dean until 1993, and subsequently Professor Emeritus until his death.  Throughout his professional career, Dr. Golod was recognized for excellence receiving the Geigy Leadership Award, the Bowl of Hygiea Award for Community Service, the Distinguished Faculty Service Award at MUSC, and the Outstanding Achievement Award from the St. Louis College of Pharmacy.


Bill also had a strong commitment to his home city and community as evidenced by serving as Chairman of the Charleston County Drug Abuse Commission, President of the Charleston Jewish Community Center, Vice-President of Synagogue Emanu-El, President and Secretary/Treasurer for the Board of Directors and President of the Hebrew Orphan Society, President of the Hebrew Benevolent Society, and serving on the Advisory Board for Charleston County Substance Abuse Commission, the Advisory Board for Pharmacy Services for the Department of Social Services, Board of Directors for the St. Lukes Chapel, Board of Directors for the Sea Island Comprehensive Health Care Center, Board of Directors for the Addlestone Hebrew Academy, Board of Directors of the Charleston Jewish Federation, and on the Board of Jewish Endowment Fund. In recognition for his many contributions to the Greater Charleston community, Bill was awarded the Order of the Palmetto, the Myrtle Wreath Achievement Award for Advancements in Medical Education by the Charleston Chapter of Hadassah, and the ORT America Community Achievement Award.


Funeral services will be held on Monday, November 13 at 1:00 PM in Synagogue Emanu-El. Burial followed in Emanu-El Cemetery, Maryville. Memorials may be made to Synagogue Emanu-El, 5 Windsor Drive, Charleston SC 29407 USA and the Charleston Jewish Federation, 176 Croghan Spur Road, Suite 100, Charleston, SC 29407. Arrangements by J. HENRY STUHR INC., DOWNTOWN CHAPEL.

 

 

 

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