Mr. Gooch was my English teacher at James A Garfield High School in 1964. He definitely helped my writing style and integrity by his actions and behavior toward our class. So many times those who think they have done very little to make a difference in the world turn out to make a big difference to many. That was Mr. Gooch. My thoughts and prayers to his family and friends.
Mr. Gooch was my high school English teacher at James A. Garfield High School. One thing I remember about him was that he addressed each of us as Mr…. or Miss… It was such a small thing, but one that denoted respect for us. I know I felt like an adult in his class and in return respected him. I benefited by being in some of the dramas he brought to Garfield. He will be missed. He truly was a kind soul.
Vernon was my 11th grade English teacher in 1964. About 20 yrs ago, in a class, I was asked to list the five most influential persons in my life. Mr. Gooch was in that list. He taught me how to write; he taught me how to behave. He taught me how graceful and noble one human being can be. He is not dead who lives on in the lives of others; Mr. Gooch will live forever.
It was my great privilege and honor to have been introduced to this special man. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you.
Karl, My thoughts and prayers are with you during your time of loss. What a wonderful man Vernon was! I'm glad I got to know him, if only for a short time. Abbie Slater
A beautifully-written tribute for a beautiful man. I am thinking of you.
Karl our sympathies for your loss of a good friend. Our relationship w/ Vernon was all too short but it was always interesting and enjoyable.
Jack & Doris
My thoughts and prayers are with all who mourn the passing of this gentleman.
Karl,please accept my thoughts and prayers for your loss.I have just read the obituary and he was an extraordinary gentleman.