Alan Goldsmith, whose family owned Boscobel Dial for decades, dies at 76
Alan CD Goldsmith, who worked in the family newspaper business at The Boscobel dial, died Sunday, September 12 at his home in Kenosha. He was 76 years old.
Born August 1, 1945 in Ladysmith, he was the son of Ralph D. and Lois A. (Walter) Goldsmith. He graduated from Boscobel High School in 1963 before joining the US Air Force.
Growing up, Goldsmith worked at The dial, which his parents owned from 1956 to 1992. Both are members of the Wisconsin Newspaper Hall of Fame, Ralph Goldsmith having been inducted in 2005 and Lois Goldsmith having joined him in 2011.
After his military service in Turkey, Goldsmith received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from UW-Milwaukee and then earned his Masters of Fine Arts from UW-Madison.
He continued to work for The dial as he began a career in higher education. Goldsmith has taught at UW-Richland, Mount Senario College and UW-Parkside. He has taught graphic design, web design, packaging design, typography, digital photography, and computer illustration. Goldsmith was also president of the arts department for three years at UW-Parkside.
A celebration of life is planned for a later date.
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