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DePaul mourns the death of life trustee and DePaul graduate Robert E. Goldberg

Stained-glass window at the St. Vincent de Paul Parish Church
(DePaul University/Jamie Moncrief)

We recently learned that Robert E. Goldberg, a DePaul graduate and life trustee and a former commodities trader and head of the Chicago Board of Trade, died on Nov. 5 in Chicago.

Goldberg was a member of the Board of Trade for more than 50 years, and he and his brother, Dave, were partners in Goldberg Securities and Goldberg Brothers. After a long career in the field of commodities and securities, Bob Goldberg was a high school girls' basketball coach from 1992 to 2002. He was twice recognized as Chicago Class A Coach of the year.

Goldberg became a DePaul Board of Trustees member in 1985 and was elected as a life trustee in 2005. He was a very active board member, serving on many committees, and chaired the Student Affairs committee from 1992 to 1996. In that role, Goldberg, who was a longtime supporter of DePaul Athletics, was instrumental in the planning and fundraising for the Ray Meyer Fitness and Recreation Center. He was also a strong advocate for high-quality student services and student success programs.

Goldberg received his bachelor's degree in 1991 from the School for New Learning, now the School of Continuing and Professional Studies.

Goldberg's professional and personal life were strong testimony to his belief in the university's mission and Vincentian/Catholic values.

A memorial Mass will be held on Saturday, Jan. 21, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Joseph Church on 1107 N. Orleans St. in Chicago.​​