Louis (Luck) Goldberg, 86, who was active in Masonic and veterans groups and who was a retired manager of the old A&N Trading Company, a store selling military and school cadet uniforms as well as general merchandise, died Thursday at his home in Silver Spring after a heart attack.
Mr. Goldberg was manager of A&N, located near the corner of Eighth and D streets NW, from the 1920s until retiring in 1973. He was born in Washington and was a graduate of old Business High School. He served in the Army during World War I.
He was a past commander of Joseph E. Barr Post No. 58 of the Jewish War Veterans and the Fort Stevens Post No. 32 of the American Legion.
Mr. Goldberg was a charter member of the Samuel Gompers Masonic Lodge, a 32nd degree Mason of the Scottish Rite and a past patron of Temple Charter of the Order of the Eastern Star.
He played in the percussion section of the Redskins Band in the 1940s.
Mr. Goldberg was a member of the ohev Sholom Talmud Torah Congregation.
His wife, Minnie H. Goldberg, died in 1970. Mr. Goldberg's survivors include a daughter, Ann Rita Sterling of Silver Spring; a son, Robert F., of Rockville; three sisters, Mary Segal of Washington, and Ethel Rosenthal and Bertha Jacobson, both of Silver Spring, and three grandchildren.
The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to Hadassah in Silver Spring, or the National Children's Center, 6200 Second St. NW, Washington, D.C.