Naples art dealer, classical music critic Peg Longstreth dies

Peg Goldberg-Longstreth

Peg Goldberg-Longstreth

— Peg Goldberg-Longstreth, an art dealer and pianist known for her classical music reviews in local publications, died at her home in East Naples.

She was 73.

Collier sheriff’s deputies were called to the house at 5 p.m. Friday, where her body was found, but evidence of criminal activity was ruled out, according to Michelle Batten, public information officer for the Collier County Sheriff’s Office.

Goldberg-Longstreth had a history of medical issues, including heart problems, friends and former co-workers said.

She and her husband, Joseph, owned an art and antiques store in the Third Street South commercial area, beginning around 2000. Later, they opened Padulo-Longsteth-Goldberg Fine Art Gallery at 5640 Taylor Road.

After her husband’s death in 2003, Goldberg-Longstreth took over both the gallery and her husband’s classical music reviews for the Naples Daily News. In 2008, she moved to Florida Weekly as its classical music writer. She also wrote a fiction book, “A Bear Called Charlie” (Gold Mountain Press; 2008).

Goldberg-Longstreth closed the gallery in November. However, the Indiana native was still in demand as a musician. A neighbor, Barry Knister, recalled that just last weekend she had performed music at a memorial service for a friend.

Goldberg-Longstreth was an advocate for local arts and emerging artists. For her work, she received the United Arts Council’s highest honor, a Star in the Arts, in 2009.

Arrangements are pending at Fuller Funeral Home in East Naples.

© 2012 gonaples.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Comments » 0

Be the first to post a comment!

Want to participate in the conversation? Become a subscriber today. Subscribers can read and comment on any story, anytime. Non-subscribers will only be able to view comments on select stories.

Sessions