Vincent Ballenger Goldsmith, Jr.
December 5, 1942- April 14, 2013
Vincent Ballenger Goldsmith, Jr, 70, of Port Republic, died April 14, 2013, at Charles County Nursing and Rehab in La Plata.
He was born December 5, 1942, in Washington, D.C. and graduated from Suitland High School in 1960. He was raised in the Roman Catholic church.
He was married to Peggy Goldsmith from 1963-1973 and they had two sons, Vincent III and Robert. He met Audrey Niemeyer in 1988 and they have been together since that time.
He worked for several years repairing major appliances and could fix just about anything mechanical. In the early 70’s, he went into real estate selling hundreds of new homes in St Charles in Waldorf. After that he started a home building business with his sons where he went on to build new homes throughout Southern Maryland.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing, boating, crabbing, poker and trap shooting. He also was a licensed pilot and owned his own plane at one time. He was an avid Redskins fan and enjoyed cooking. But the thing he most loved was people. He would talk to anyone about anything at any time.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Mildred and Vincent Goldsmith Sr.; and brother, Michael Goldsmith; and his youngest son, Robert Goldsmith.
He is survived by his long-time companion of 25 years, Audrey Niemeyer, her daughter Bonnie Maurer and her grandson Teddy Blankenbaker (both of whom he loved as his own); also by his son Vincent III, grandson, Vincent IV, granddaughter, Kody Michele, and he has a third grandchild due the middle of June.
He is also survived by sisters, Ann Morris, Mary Stone, Gloria Griffey and Nancy Mullen and by brothers, Wayne, David and Tommy Goldsmith. Also by many nieces, nephews, cousins and countless friends throughout Southern Maryland.
The family will recieve friends on Saturday April 20, 2013 at Rausch Funeral Home, 8325 Mt. Harmony Lane, Owings, MD. from 10:00 to 11:00 AM with a memorial service to follow in the funeral home.
Saturday, April 20, 2013