Gerald G. “Goldy” Goldsmith, age 74, of North Port, FL, passed away Friday, March 31, 2023 at his residence. He was born in Geneva, OH on March 12, 1949, son of the late Wilbur and Laura Jones Goldsmith. Gerald graduated from Ashtabula High School, class of 1968. He was a laborer for the Local Union 603 from 1978 to 1997 and a heavy equipment operator at Operating Engineers Local 66 from 1997-2007. Gerald always had a good joke to tell, sometimes inappropriate or dirty and he enjoyed a good Kahlua and cream every once in a while. He was a fabulous pool player and an okay golfer (he tried). Gerald absolutely loved John Wayne and pedicures with his daughters – he always said it was John Wayne approved. He also enjoyed watching tv and holding his bed down. Gerald was a member of the VFW 8203 and the Moose Lodge 764 in North Port, FL. Gerald is survived by two daughters, Molly Goldsmith (Mark Pratt) and Amanda Goldsmith; one stepdaughter, April Davidson (Brandon); one stepson, TJ Young (Bethann); one brother, Howard Goldsmith (Sheena); one sister, Lori Putman (Mark); and grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He is further survived by good friends, Mark and Tammy Banister, Phil, Rob, Keith and Sherry. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, whom he dearly missed, Sandra Goldsmith; and one brother, Thomas Goldsmith. Friends may call at the Dusckas-Martin Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 4216 Sterrettania Road, on Friday from 4 to 8 pm and are invited to attend a Funeral Service there Saturday at 11 am. Private interment will be held at Linesville Cemetery.