Ian Goldfoot
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Ian Goldfoot passed away peacefully with family by his side on February 9, 2022. He died at the age of 87. Born in Johannesburg, South Africa on November 4, 1934, Ian was one of the first South Africans to emigrate to Houston after attending Jeppe High School.

In 1958 he accepted a track scholarship to the University of Houston and his freshman relay team promptly recorded an NCAA record. Ian also holds a gold medal from the 1960 Texas Relays. His love and passion for running extended well into his senior years. He was a proud member of the United States senior track team at the Maccabi Olympic games in Israel in 1993 where he took home a silver medal. Ian was inducted into the Houston Jewish Sports Hall Of Fame in the summer of 1999. Ian also loved soccer and found his path in coaching at St. John's High School (Houston) and also guided his club team to a national championship.

Professionally, Ian was passionate about the stock market and the economy and spent his entire career as a financial advisor.

Ian is survived by his son, Jon, and his daughter, Jeanne (Jeff) as well as two of the greatest joys of his life, granddaughters Skyler and Kate, sister Denise Bremridge (Goldfoot) of Cape Town, South Africa and daughters: Maya Bremridge and daughter Sasha; Leigh Bremridge; Samantha Hozack ( Bremridge) and sons Kieran and Kai.
He is preceded in death by his parents Solomon and Mary of Johannesburg, South Africa. Ian loved traveling home to South Africa and visiting family and friends in Ireland and Israel.
Ian's fondest days were spent outdoors with the Al Lawrence running club or at Memorial Park.

The family wishes to extend our deepest gratitude to his friends he shared coffee with every morning at the Starbucks on Woodway. He loved and was loved by many and Ian will be dearly missed by all who knew him.

Funeral Services will be held on Sunday February 13, 2022 at 11:15am at Emanu El Memorial Park 8341 Bissonnett St Houston, TX 77074. In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial contributions in Ian's name to Congregation Emanu El in Houston Texas.

The funeral can be streamed at the following link: https://event.forgetmenotceremonies.com/ceremony?c=d4566ee7-331e-4790-8862-692228140e59

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J Jennifer and JR Thompson on Feb 11, 2022

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S Shynae Godfrey and Julie Jacobson on Feb 12, 2022

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D Denise (Goldfoot) Bremridge and girls on Feb 17, 2022

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T Toni Friedman and the boys on Mar 15, 2022

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S Steve Reilley & Keith Landon on Feb 12, 2022

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T Tribute Store on Feb 11, 2022

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T Tribute Store on Feb 10, 2022

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B Baxter Woodard on Feb 10, 2022

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H [email protected] on Feb 10, 2022

Ian Goldfoot was a friend at our home since the days my dad, Seymour Lieberman brought him home after coming here from South Africa. And enrolling in the U of H. . He was always kind, softt spoken and thoughtful. I never met his family and moved toDallas after graduating from U of Texas. He ,my sister, Marcelle Lieberman and my father were all inducted into the JewishHall of Fame in Houston. He was fine person and know he will be missed. Harriet LIEBERMAN MELLOW

P Put Seunsom on Feb 9, 2022

My condolences. Seems like yesterday (2014) that I spoke Mr. Ian Goldfoot at his office seeking his advice on my career as a Financial Advisor. I had always admired him for his gentle demeanor and his soft spoken and compassionate voice. He was like a father figure to me when I first arrived in Houston in 1980s. I am sorry not to have thank him in person much sooner.

L Love, Jill on Feb 9, 2022

Jeanne, I know he was an extraordinary and loving man to have been your dad. My heart is with you. His legacy lives on through you. Love, JillMemorial Tree was purchased for the family of Ian Goldfoot by Love, Jill.

D Dave & Lori Hess on Feb 9, 2022

With heartfelt condolences,Memorial Tree was purchased for the family of Ian Goldfoot by Dave & Lori Hess.

L Larry Buck on Feb 9, 2022

I met Ian when he came to Houston many years ago.
He was a fine man and we'll miss him.
Our condolences to the family..
Larry Buck

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