OBITUARY: Star Group CEO Steven Goldman, 58


Steven J. Goldman, president and chief executive officer of Star Group, died suddenly on Dec. 22, the company announced. He was 58.

“It is with great sadness that we mark the passing of our long-time CEO and colleague, Steve Goldman,” Paul Vermylen, Star’s chairman, said in a Dec. 24 statement. “Having known Steve for almost fifteen years, I can speak for the board in recognizing his leadership and stewardship of Star Group. He led the transformation of Star into what it is today–a leading energy provider serving approximately 450,000 full-service customers in eighteen states and the District of Columbia–where customer service drove every decision he made. He will be greatly missed by everyone associated with the company and leaves behind a team fully capable of leading Star Group for years to come.”

Star Group, L.P., Stamford, Conn., is a full-service provider specializing in the sale of heating products and services to residential and commercial customers. The board of directors announced that Dan Donovan, Star’s prior president and chief executive officer until Sept. 30, 2013, and a current member of the board of directors, will lead the company on an interim basis through the end of the current heating season.

Goldman had been president and CEO of Star Group and a member of its board of directors since October 2013, prior to which he was its executive vice president and chief operating officer. From 2000 to 2010, Goldman held various operating management positions with Star’s Petro unit. Prior to joining the company, Goldman worked for United Parcel Service, from 1982 to 2000, and was a graduate of the State University of New York at Stony Brook.

According to a message issued by the New England Fuel Institute, a memorial service will be held on Saturday, Jan. 5, at 10:30 a.m. at the Marriott Uniondale, 101 James Doolittle Blvd., Uniondale, N.Y.


Click here to download the memorial service announcement.

In lieu of flowers, the Goldman family has asked that donations in his memory be made to Sweetbriar Nature Center via the following GoFundMe link:

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Photo of Steven J. Goldman courtesy of Star Group.


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