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OFFICIAL OBITUARY FOR

Charles Nickolas "Nick" Goloff

1946 - 2019

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Charles Nickolas "Nick" Goloff 72, of Secor passed away on June 13, 2019 at his residence. He was born on June 16, 1946 in East Peoria, IL to the late Alexander Alexandrovich and Ruth (Scherff) Goloff. He married Karen Renner on May 27, 1995 in Colorado. She survives.
Nick worked for Caterpillar as a 2nd generation engineer for 35 years retiring in 2003. After his retirement he opened Goloff Gardens, a produce garden selling at farmer's markets.
He is survived by 2 daughters: Jana...

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Chuck DiVincenzo

August 10, 2020 3:57 PM

WOW, just learning of this. I was a "sales guy" calling on Nick. I was supposed to be the expert, but Nick taught me so much more about life and living. He was a role model to aspire to, and a great friend, a great man. So sorry to hear of this. Chuck DiVincenzo

James zilch

July 19, 2019 8:52 AM

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James zilch

July 19, 2019 8:49 AM

John, could you share some examples with us.

John Endsley

June 22, 2019 10:26 PM

Some of the most important lessons and examples of how to manage an engineering project I learned from Nick Goloff. I have related those experiences many times over the years with my staff. I am honored to have my name next to his on patents and other accomplishments. Although I have not seen him in many years, I am saddened by his passing. Happy Monday dear friend and God's peace to your family. John Endsley

Vic Broquard

June 20, 2019 11:59 AM

Nick was my oldest, dear friend. We began out friendship when I moved to Robein and started 3rd grade. In our grade school years, Nick and I worked on a design of a "big" rocket, eventually spanning 2 stages with a 3rd on the drawing table. We never did get it built, but what fun. We went to high school together and on to the University of Illinois. He ended up being the minister who married us. During the '70's, Nick and I took many weekend trips on the back roads of central Illinois photographing the "unusual". I've uploaded my favorite pic I took of Nick while we were on one of our many trips. (See if you can figure out where this place is at. Morgan did, lol) Yes, Nick was a dear friend for many decades. I sorely miss him (but not his cough, lol) May we meet up again, old pal. Vic

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