Vincent Golden

Obituary of Vincent Golden

April 19, 1936 - July 1, 2017


Vincent Acquaviva Golden, beloved husband, father and grandfather, passed away on July 1 in New York City. Relatives and friends are invited to a memorial visitation at The Mather Hodge Funeral Home, 40 Vandeventer Avenue, Princeton, NJ beginning at 10 am on July 6 followed by a funeral mass at St. Paul’s Church in Princeton at 12:00 pm.  Immediately following the mass there will be a reception at the Eno Terra Restaurant in Kingston, NJ beginning at 1:30 pm.


Vince was born at home in Trenton, NJ and grew up in Trenton and Yardley, PA graduating from Pennsbury High School and Penn State University where he was the President of the Theta Kappa Phi fraternity and graduated in 1958.  After graduating college, he pursued a career in advertising while serving in the Army Reserve for six years.


He was an art director in advertising, spending many years at Grey Advertising before opening his first agency, Roth & Golden.  At Grey, he worked on a variety of print and television commercials winning three Clio awards for his work.  After commuting from Kingston, NJ to New York City for 30 years, he moved his agency to Princeton, New Jersey until he retired in 2002.


In 1964 he married Margaret Schlitzer and they were married for 53 years.  He was father to Barbara, Michael and Jennifer, and father-in-law to Andrew and Abby. He was a beloved grandfather to Matthew, Drew, Danny, Max and Louisa.


Vince had a dry sense of humor, a quick laugh, and a wonderful mix of practicality and warmth. He was never happier than when he was on Long Beach Island with his family or watching his beloved Nittany Lions, the Yankees, and his grandchildren playing football, soccer, and lacrosse. He was passionate about tennis, cars, and electronics. Vince was also an accomplished artist and his paintings were shared by family and friends.


In the last 9 years, Vince lived in New York City on the upper West Side of Manhattan with his wife Margie and enjoyed the company of their neighbors in their building as well as visiting friends and family.


In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice or a Mass card made on his behalf.