Joseph Bruce Goldman

by | Feb 5, 2021 | Obituaries

Norfolk—Joseph Bruce Goldman, age 92, passed away early Monday morning, January 25, 2021, in a local hospital. Joseph retired from his position as co-founder and CEO of Campaign, Inc. and Polo Ralph Lauren Leather Goods. He was born in the Bronx, New York.

Left to cherish his memory is his “Tati,” his beloved wife, Junie; sons, Lee, Jay, and Mark; brother, Arthur; and grandchildren, Nikki, Billy, Matthew, Dylan, Liza, Avianna, Sam, and Zoe, and great grandchildren; and too many friends to list here.

Joseph was born to his beloved parents Lillian Sackler and Arthur Harold Goldman Sr. Starting at the age of 14, Joseph traveled on the road, driving his ailing father, a jewelry salesman, to help support the family. He has been the strong and steady patriarch to the family ever since.

From his earliest days, credited as the youngest manager of a 100-store men’s clothing chain, through the founding of Campaign/Polo leather goods, through his and Junie’s founding of the Hampton Roads Youth Center, Joseph was not only a very accomplished businessman, but a generous, caring member of the community.

He truly touched the lives of family, his countless friends, and those who never had the privilege to know him through his kindness, empathy, and generosity.

Joseph was a very good man who will be greatly missed, but never forgotten.

A graveside funeral service was conducted and live-streamed at Forest Lawn Cemetery with Rabbi Rosalin Mandelberg officiating.

A link to the live stream service can be found at

Contributions may be made to any of the following charities: Southern Poverty Law Center Ohef Sholom Temple Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts. Online condolences may be sent to the family through