St Mark's Catholic Church
940 Coeur D Alene Ave
Venice, CA 90291
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Richard H. Goodin

1937 - 2019
Richard H. Goodin Obituary
Richard passed away peacefully at home at the age of 81 after silently enduring Parkinson's Disease for 35 years. He was born in Detroit, Michigan where he proudly attended Catholic Central High School. He then went to the University of Michigan where he received a Degree in Engineering. He later earned his Masters Degree in Engineering from the University of Southern California.
Rich met Elizabeth (Betty) Wittmann when he came to California to seek a job in the aerospace industry. They were married in St. Mark's Catholic Church in Venice in 1960. They moved to Manhattan Beach and raised 5 children - Mark, Gary, Michael, Rodney and Heidi. He was a very proud and kind father and an excellent role model of patience and confidence.

Rich was very musical and passed on this talent not only to his children, but his grandchildren, many of whom sing and play a variety of instruments. He loved to sing and play his guitar at parties, camp-outs, motor home rallies and of course at family gatherings. He also played for the square dances on Bois Blanc Island on Lake Huron, Michigan where the family vacationed every summer in the cottage Rich inherited from an uncle.

Rich worked in the aerospace industry over 30 years at TRW. His job took him to many places such as Australia, Scotland, Alaska and Washington DC to name a few. Sometimes the family was able to join him, but they always remained Manhattan Beach residents.

Rich was an avid volleyball player, skier, water skier, and runner. He was always up for a challenge at horseshoes, darts, bowling, shuffleboard, pool, cards and chess. He loved to be active and have fun.

Rich leaves behind a sister, Mary Lynn, five children and their spouses, 11 grandchildren and 3 1/2 great grandchildren as well as his loving wife of 58 1/2 years, Betty. This memorable man will be greatly missed.

A celebration of life mass will be held at American Martyrs Church in Manhattan Beach on Monday, January 21, 2019 (Martin Luther King Jr. Day) at 10:00 a.m. A reception will follow. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to PRO (Parkinson Resource Organization), 74-090 El Paseo, Suite 104, Palm Desert, CA 92260)
Published in The Beach Reporter on Jan. 4, 2019
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