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Edward James Golden

Edward James Golden of DeBary, Fla., died Sunday, March 7, 2004, at Fish Memorial Hospital in Orange City, Fla. He was 84.

He was born Jan. 7, 1920, in Sioux Falls, S.D.

He served as a pilot in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II, and flew the second plane over the English Channel on D-Day.



He attended Northwestern University in Chicago where he was captain of the tennis team and played soccer.

Mr. Golden was a co-founder and owner of the Greater Chicago Auto Auction.



He was an avid aviator, golfer and skier, and a member of Saint Anne’s Catholic Community.

Mr. Golden is survived by sons James Golden of Rifle, and John Golden of Blue Island, Ill.; by daughters Jan Marie Hurd of Park Forest, Ill., and Kelly Golden of Alsip, Ill.; by eight grandchildren and by several nieces and nephews.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association, P.O. Box 549, Daytona Beach, FL 32115.

Deltona Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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