John Wolf Goldkrand ’62 died on December 31, 2005, in Savannah, Georgia.
Born on September 16, 1940 in Boston, he prepared for college at Brookline High School in Massachusetts and became a member of Alpha Rho Upsilon Fraternity at Bowdoin. Following his graduation in 1962 cum laude and as a member of Phi Beta Kappa, he graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine in 1966. He interned at Boston City Hospital and was a resident there in 1967-68. After serving in the U.S. Army Medical Corps from 1968 to 1970 and attaining the rank of major, he was a three-year resident in obstetrics and gynecology at Yale-New Haven Hospital in New Haven, CT. In 1973, he became an assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, NE. In 1981, he became director of prenatal medicine at Sinai Hospital in Detroit, MI, and, in 1985, became director of maternal and fetal medicine and obstetrics at the Albany Medical Center in Albany, NY. In 1988, he moved to Savannah, GA, to direct obstetrical services at the Memorial Medical Center, the regional medical center for southeast Georgia. He was a member of Congregation Agudath Achim, many professional organizations, and many hospital committees. He was a board examiner for the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology from 1996 to 2002, wrote many editorial reviews for the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and published 54 articles and a book chapter. He was the regional coordinator for Jewish Healthcare International in Odessa, Ukraine. He served as a member of Bowdoin’s Alumni Council and also as a member of the board of the Second Harvest Food Bank, the Union Mission, the Telfair Museum of Art, the Agudath Achim Synagogue, and the Savannah Jewish Federation. He was married in 1963 to Ann Marilyn (A.M.) Steinberg, who survives him, as do a son, Howard Goldkrand of Boston; a daughter, Judith G. Cheskin of Mountain View, CA; and two granddaughters.