Joel Golin, 69; ran meat business

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Posted: August 31, 2013

Joel Golin, 69, of Cherry Hill, a principal in his family's wholesale meat firms in Philadelphia and Bensalem, died of emphysema Tuesday, Aug. 27, at Samaritan Hospice in Mount Holly.

Born in Philadelphia, Mr. Golin grew up in the Wynnefield neighborhood and graduated in 1961 from Carson Long Military Academy in New Bloomfield, Pa.

Mr. Golin had begun to learn the meat business when he was 13, by helping his father during summer vacations at A. Golin Wholesale Meats, on Delaware Avenue near Callowhill Street.

After marrying at 19, he joined that firm, owned by his parents, Andy and Ceil, and eventually was in charge of production, his wife, Pattie, said in a phone interview.

The Golins, his wife said, would get slaughtered carcasses, "bone the cattle, and sell strip steaks" and such to large restaurants and other firms.

After his mother died, Mr. Golin and his father closed the firm in 1986.

From 1987 to 1992, Mr. Golin and his brother Louis owned a wholesale meat and grocery firm in Bensalem.

From 2002 until earlier this month, Mr. Golin managed the Meals on Wheels program for a division of Betty the Caterer, a kosher catering firm in the Olney neighborhood of Philadelphia. He also was a Mason.

Besides his wife of 49 years, Mr. Golin is survived by sons Keith and Drew, daughter Jaime Friedman, a brother, and six grandchildren. Their son Scott died in 1992.

A visitation was set from 10:15 a.m. Friday, Aug. 30, at Platt Memorial Chapels, 2001 Berlin Rd., Cherry Hill, before an 11 a.m. funeral there, with interment in Crescent Memorial Park, Pennsauken.

Donations may be made to SPEAK, an agency in Voorhees for special-needs children, at www.southjerseyspeak.org.

Condolences may be offered to the family at www.plattmemorial.com.


Contact Walter F. Naedele at 610-313-8134, wnaedele@phillynews.com, or follow on Twitter @WNaedele.

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