Joseph “Joe” Goodman, 81, of Tiffin, passed away Sunday evening, April 19, 2020 at Promedica Memorial Hospital Fremont with his family beside him.
He was born August 2, 1938 in Philadelphia, PA to Samuel and Elizabeth Goodman , he was 1 of 9 children. He married Emma Katherine Hunter and she preceded him in death 1980. He later married Molly Swain and she preceded him in death in 1999 and married Melanie Weirt and she survives.
He is also survived by his sons, Joseph E. Goodman of South Carolina, Anthony Goodman of Tiffin and Timothy (Brittany Stults) Goodman of Fremont; daughters, Angela Russell, Lisa Goodman and Elaine Goodman, all of Tiffin, Katherine (Eric Well) Goodman of Columbus, Evelyn (Ron) Myers and Paige (Terence) Brown, both of Tiffin; stepsons, Karry (Latoya) Pitts of Toledo and Thomas (Mara) Pitts of Fremont; stepdaughters, Dorothy (Barry) Taite of Oregon and Pam (Brett) Fuqua of Perrysburg; 37 grandchildren; and 33 great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wives Emma and Molly; and two children, Emma Katherine Goodman and Christine Renee Goodman.
Joe was an active member, former deacon and dedicated volunteer at Greater St. James Church in Fremont. He was born and raised in Philadelphia and after high school, he joined the United States Marine Corp. in 1955 serving during the Korean Conflict, stationed in Beirut and Sandusky where he met his wife Emma and they started a family in Tiffin. He worked at Fostoria Foundry until it closed and then retired from General Dynamics after 35 years. He enjoyed fishing, traveling to Europe many times and around the United States, walking his dog, Buddy and was a Cleveland Browns fan. Joe loved spending time with his family and honesty and true friendship was important to him. He had a smile that could light up a room and a laugh that could be heard for miles.
His Services will be private and burial will be private in Fairmont Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to a local Veteran’s organization, Greater St. James Church in Fremont, Salvation Army or to St. Paul’s Ecumenical Sharing Kitchen.
Hoffmann-Gottfried-Mack Funeral Home & Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.
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