Monday, June 26, 2017

Pauline Goldsmith King

Allentown, NY - Pauline Goldsmith King, 84, of 1624 White Hill Road died on Thursday, April 27, 2017 at Manor Hills in Wellsville. She was born on July 29, 1932 in Rushford, the daughter of Paul H. and Mary L. (Luckey) James. On August 22, 1951 she married Kenneth R. Goldsmith who predeceased her. On February 14, 1998 in Allentown she married Donald E. King who survives.

Pauline was raised on a dairy farm in Rushford and was a 1950 graduate of Rushford Central School. She attended Buffalo State College and graduated from LaSalle University in Chicago with a degree in Interior Design. She was an interior designer in New York and Pennsylvania for 30 years. She also was an instructor of Interior Design at Niagara University. 

She enjoyed music and played the trombone for her high School band, and in 1944 she joined the Rushford Concert Band. She was a charter member of the Rushford Historical Society and in 2006 she founded the “Band Room” at the Historical Society Building in Rushford. She toured for 13 years with the Bergholz Blasapelle for October Fest all over the United States, Canada and Europe.

Surviving in addition to her husband are five children, Ann Celeste (Dane) Ererton of Watkins Glen, Vance (Bonnie) Goldsmith of Homosassa, Florida, Beth Goldsmith of Allegany, Paul “Jamie” Goldsmith and Lance “Ric” Goldsmith both of Arcade, seven grandchildren, Simon, Amber, Terra, Sophia, Neil, Madison and Jillian, two step daughters, Mary Liz (Steve) Lewis of Andover and Anne Marie King of Allentown, a brother, David James of Cookeville, Tennessee, as well as one niece and one nephew.  

A reception is being planned and will be announced at a later date. Please consider memorial donations to the Allentown United Methodist Church. To leave online condolences, please visit

UPDATE: Friends are invited to a memorial dinner on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at noon, at the Allentown United Methodist Church. A graveside service will follow at the family cemetery on White Hill. Please consider memorial donations to the Allentown United Methodist Church. To leave online condolences, please visit


  1. We are saddened to learn of Pauline's passing. Our main association with her has been the Rushford Band to which she has contributed so much year after year. We admired her dedication to the Band and her desire to carry on her family's tradition. We always enjoyed our time with Pauline and will deeply miss her. Ben & Glenda Hooker

  2. Don, Sorry for your loss,our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Charlie Baldwin

  3. I have just learned of Pauline's passing and wanted to pay tribute by leaving this note. I too knew her quiet dedication to the Rushford Band and other endeavors of that town. Peace to Paul and all her family. Brian Casey

  4. I just read of Pauline's passing and send my sincere condolences to her family. I lived on the Podonque Rd. in Rushford and we were neighbors there for many years during our Rushford School days. Carol Sweet Thompson