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November 11, 2014
Thinking about you this Veterans day. People tell me "thank you for your service" and I think about you and others who gave all. "Thank you Joe"
July 28, 2014
I joined up with Kilo shortly before our deployment to Iraq and got assigned to Joe's platoon. I'll never forget him. He was one of the best Marines I've ever served with. Semper Fi
May 27, 2014
We thought of you and all of the Fallen Heroes this Memorial Day. Sheila and I had a few rides on the bike this weekend which always makes me think of you and smile. We will be visiting you with some of our other Marines next week.
May 26, 2014
Remembering you on Memorial Day 2014. Justin & Dana rode to Washington D.C. for Rolling Thunder in memory of you and everyone that gave all. Your memory will live on in our family with our JoJo. God bless your family.
March 19, 2014
Joe, We took you along to Daytona Beach for Bike week 2014. We miss you!
August 17, 2013
You will always be in our hearts. We think of your often.
July 11, 2013
To the family and friends of Staff Sgt. Joseph P. Goodrich:
It has truly been my honor to sign Joseph's guest book these past few years. Unfortunately, due to complications from my Multiple Sclerosis, this may be the last message I'm able to write. Please forgive me and know that Joseph will always be remembered in my home.
With love and respect ~ Peggy
June 05, 2013
My first visit to Joe's gravesite this week brought various memories to mind; when Joe & the boys were in high school, the Prom, checking out life and enlisting in the Marines. Was pleased to see the markers and memorials signifying Joe's importance to those that loved him. Proud of You!
April 22, 2013
The Fowler Family remembers Joe, our friend and fallen hero. As we celebrated "JoJo's" 7th birthday this month, your picture is on the wall of memories in Justin's home.
April 19, 2013
In memory and honor of SSG "Goody". He has not been forgotten.
August 01, 2012
July 10, 2012
To the family and friends of Staff Sgt. Joseph P. Goodrich:
Always remembering Joseph. "Some gave all."
August 22, 2011
To "Goody's" family.... I think of him often and our days spent working at Kennywood together. He was always great at his job and protective of his coworkers. I worked in First Aid and he worked as a cop. I am still stunned to this day that he no longer with us. Many good times were spent at the Carrousel Bar. I am proud to say that I knew him and still honor his sacrifice. God bless America!!
July 11, 2011
To the Family of Staff Sgt. Joseph P. Goodrich: You or Joe's sacrifice have not been forgotten by our family. We will not forget any of our country's fallen heroes. God Bless Their Families!
The Fowler Family, Chuck, Linda, Justin & Dana and Marcus & McKenna "Jo".
July 10, 2011
To the family and friends of Staff Sgt. Joseph P. Goodrich:
Please accept my remembrance of Joseph on the anniversary of his passing and know that he will never be forgotten.
July 10, 2010
To the family and friends of Staff Sgt. Joseph P. Goodrich:
Remembering Joseph on the anniversary of his passing. May our fallen heroes never be forgotten!
Peggy Childers
"Don't Let The Memory Of Them Drift Away"
May 31, 2010
Remembering you and your sacrifice this Memorial Day. Goody, although I never had the pleasure of meeting you, my husband Tim has shared countless stories of the good times that you shared together. He holds you in the highest regard and misses you. I'll be praying for you, Amy and your family today.
May 30, 2010
Sempre Fi, Goody! You will never be forgotten. My prayers will be with the Goodrich family and the families of all our fallen brothers this Memorial Day.
July 11, 2009
To the family of Staff Sgt. Joseph P. Goodrich:
Joseph gave the ultimate sacrifice and will be held in the hearts of Americans forever. I cannot and will not let our fallen heroes be forgotten. My deepest sympathy to you. "Some gave all."
Peggy Childers
"Don't Let The Memory Of Them Drift Away"
June 10, 2009
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Sincerely and Respectfully,
August 01, 2008
To the family and friends of Staff Sgt. Goodrich,

I am so sorry for your loss.

My name is Maggie Selzer, and I am directing ‘Run for the Fallen 5K run/walk’ in Boalsburg, PA (just outside of State College) on August 24th, 2008. The event, held on the PA military Museum grounds, aims to keep alive the memory of all fallen soldiers, but particularly those from PA. All proceeds from the event will go to organizations that support the families of fallen soldiers and supports wounded soldiers.

I encourage you to learn more about the event at

The event is meant to keep alive the memories of brave men like Staff Sgt. Goodrich.

If you have any questions, or would like to send a memory of Staff Sgt. Goodrich to be included with the flag memorial that will be set up at this event, please contact me at (814) 571-8755 or
July 10, 2008
Holding you all in my thoughts and prayers.

The Wind on The Downs

“I like to think of you as brown and tall,
As strong and living as you used to be,
In khaki tunic, Sam Brown belt and all,
And standing there and laughing down at me.
Because they tell me, dear, that you are dead,
Because I can no longer see your face,
You have not died, it is not true, instead
You seek adventure in some other place.
That you are round about me, I believe;
I hear you laughing as you used to do,
Yet loving all the things I think of you;
And knowing you are happy, should I grieve?
You follow and are watchful where I go.”

(Written by Marian Allen during World War l )

Two lines that I wish you to keep near your heart…….

“You seek adventure in some other place.
That you are round about me, I believe”

I did not know Joseph, but I am remembering
his service. He is my hero. !

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

The Other Side

i'm over on the other side
where life and death softly divide.
left my skin and bones behind
now i'm over on the other side.

can you feel me there with you?
my breath is gone but i'm not through.
loved you then and i still do
from over on the other side.

i can fly. really fly.
below the earth ... all through the sky.
tell em all i did not die.
i'm just over on the other side.

it's good here on the other side.
the sweetest songs...the bluest skies.
thank you for the tears you cried
but it's good here on the other side.

i can fly. really fly. below the earth...all through the sky.
tell em all i did not die.
i'm just over on the other side

the world is smaller than a needle's eye.
where life and death softly divide.
when you leave your skin and bones behind
i'll be waiting on the other side.

i can fly. really fly. below the earth ... all through the sky.
go tell em all i did not die.
i'm just over on the other side.

Song lyrics by Don Conoscenti
C Desert Muse/SESAC
(Used with permission)

“I hope it brings great comfort to any and all.
Peace on you. DonCon” 4-2008

The Other Side –
(To hear the song)


Deb Estep ~ Ohio
Proud Air Force Mom SSgt Vince – Lackland AFB
Proud Air Force MIL SrA Dana – Randolph AFB

Remembering The Fallen – Blog

Angel and soldier drawing I have shared here.
May 06, 2008
You are remembered and respected. Thank you Staff Sgt Goodrich!
February 14, 2008
With deepest sympathy for your terrible loss. Everyone at Operation Jersey Cares feels your pain. We love and support our troops. Joseph may be gone but not forgotten!
August 18, 2007
There is nothing that I can say or do to take away the pain or bring you peace in your time of sorrow, but I will offer you and your family my heart felt condolences. I also offer you my prayers that in time the pain will easy and the memories of your HERO will carry you through each day and night. I want to thank your HERO, for his/her selfless act of becoming a member of the armed forces, his/her willingness to defend the United States of America, all that we hold sacred and for the sacrifice that will forever be etched in the memories of all those who knew him/her. Though tears can never bring him/her back, we hope that our tears express our gratitude for the sacrifice that he/she made and our sorrow at his/her passing. I believe for every fallen HERO there is a star shining brightly up above to remind us of the precious gift we were given.

Your mission on earth is complete and you are now a member of GOD’s Heavenly armed forces. Stand down brave warrior and take your rightful place in Heaven with all the HEROES who have passed before.

I made a special promise to LE RON A. WILSON, a dear family friend who joined the Army with three other friends, one of whom is my son (Le Ron was killed in action on 07/06/07 at the age of 18) on the day he was laid to rest as I touched his coffin, that I would never forget him nor would I forget those that gave their lives for our country before him, with him and after him and so when I came across, I thought what a great way to keep my promise to Le Ron, so I will continue to leave tributes in each guest book until the day there is no longer the need to leave these tributes to a FALLEN HERO.


Currently stationed in Germany
Althea Barrett(Queens, NY)
July 20, 2007
Thank you for the sacrifice made by Staff Sgt Goodrich and the sacrifice made by everyone who loves and misses him! May God bless all of you!!
Aunt of a Marine deploying soon
April 04, 2007
To the Family and Friends of this Soldier:
I will stand in grief with this soldier's family to honor him. For every fallen HERO there is a bright star that shines in the evening sky to remind us of the cherished gift we were given – even if for too short a time.
My heart breaks again as I sign yet another guest book of another courageous young soldier who gave their life so selflessly. I wish I never found myself in a position to have to sign another guestbook for the rest of my life, but I promised Brent that neither he nor any like him would be forgotten and so I will continue until the day there is no longer the need.
We lost our son SFC Brent A. Adams on 12/1/05 and it seems like yesterday. I wish so badly there were things I could say to you right now to make the pain you are feeling go away, but I know first hand there simply are no words that will bring you the comfort and peace your heart aches for. Just know that you are not alone. My heart, thoughts, and prayers are with you all as you go through this tragedy moment by moment and as you mourn this loss.
We don't know each other, will probably never meet, but will forever be united in the loss of our Heroes. We have, unfortunately joined a group none of us wanted to join, an ever-growing group of families in this situation. May God grant you peace and strength to get through this and be able once again to smile at a memory rather than have only the tears that flow so easily now. To be so proud of your loved one and so saddened at the same time is a mix of emotions very difficult to deal with as our hearts both burst with pride and pain together.
I am sorry that I never knew your soldier personally. While they can never be replaced, neither will they ever be forgotten. You must trust that sometime, someday the loving memories you have will help to sustain you and help you go on. This courageous soldier will forever be your Angel watching over you all for the rest of your lives. It's what brings me some measure of peace and comfort and I hope it will you as well.
To his family and friends in pain, I offer this comfort: When you find yourself in that dark sorrowful place, think not only of how you will miss him, but instead recall the years, days, hours and minutes gifted to you by his presence. The one thing that cannot be taken from you is your wonderful memories that now will mean more than ever.
If you ever want to talk, I'm only an e:mail away and would love for you to tell me more about your Hero.
God Bless this soldier and family who gave all and God Bless for setting up this site where families can so quickly share their condolences and prayers with others like themselves.
Proud Parents of SFC Brent A. Adams, KIA, 12/1/05, Ramadi, Iraq
Pam and Bill Adams, Lancaster, PA
January 24, 2007
“Paid in Full”
To Honor The Service of Fallen and Injured Marines

Marines through and through, they paid the price
Six thousand miles away, we live the life
For which they paid with their blood, spirits and bodies
We will never forget what they paid in full

We hope and we pray that somehow their loved ones find comfort
In God, in the flag, in the memory of their loved ones’ bravery
They’re gone now but we see them still…proud, strong, willing
Covering each other’s backs… courageous, moving forward

What kind of love did they have for us to be willing
To give it all for the Black, White, Jew, Christian, Muslim?
We don’t comprehend but we honor you now and forever
You are Our Marines…some living…some not
Forever in our hearts we will cherish your lives

Lives too short yet immortal they’ll be
Highest brotherhood of the Few, the Proud
They stand at attention, and we gaze with awe
Some know their names not, but our admiration for them
Flows limitless within us, between us

They sacrificed their limbs or their lives
Freedom still rings, a soft sound across the miles
It tolls slowly; all of creation takes note
Of the lives that were lost for people unknown

Out of sight but not lost; forever among us
The starched blues marching straight
Toward the place where we will meet them
Many years from now…how we loved them…
Well done beloved Brothers and Sisters…You’ve paid it in full
Always Faithful Marines, You Have Paid it in Full
January 08, 2007
Joe was the first Marine who truly impressed me with his attitude, look, personality and sense of humor. He was a true mentor to hundreds of Marines and police officers whom he worked with. He may not be here, but he will never totally leave this world because of the legacy he left behind. Joe was a caring man and I am still saddened that he is gone. Amy, you are lucky to have known him like no one else did. Joe, we all miss you - and yes, we will see you at the "Final Countdown!"
November 17, 2006
To The Goodrich Family, Though I never knew your son, husband, father, I will sing his praises to the Lord for I'm sure he knew him and He called him to walk by His side. GOD BLESS THE CHILDREN AND THE FAMILY OF THE HEROES
November 13, 2006
God Bless Joseph, his family, and the sacrifices they have made. God Bless all of our troops still serving in harms way and God Bless America.

MTC(SS) US Navy Retired.
October 18, 2006
Amy, I don't think that there is a day that goes by the we don't think of You, Joe and your family. Our prayers are with you. There aren't words to describe your strength and Joe's courage and committment to his family and the USMC. Semper Fi,
October 17, 2006
As with most Marines, I am sure SSgt. Goodrich became a Marine because he believed in something bigger than himself. I'm sure he now has a detail guarding Heaven's streets. God Bless and Semper Fi!
October 17, 2006
I served with Joe and it was an honor to know him. He was always making us laugh and find the humor in things even in the worst of times. Amy, I am sorry for your loss he was a great man. I will never forget him. Semper Fi Joe!

Sgt.Workman P.M.
3\25 Kilo Co
Weapons Plt.
Mortar Section
September 10, 2006
Joe, It may have been over a year since you were taken from us but everytime I think of you it hit's me again like a brick. I pulled out some old photo's the other night and there you were standing beside me in the armory at Camp Geiger, smiling as usual. It all seemed so surreal, what once was a picture of a couple of buddies cheesing for the camera had become instead a picture of me standing beside someone who will always be my hero. You will always be with us in our hearts and memories. I am not only proud to have known and served with you but a better person for it. Semper Fidelis my brother.
September 08, 2006
To my friend, SSgt Goodrich,
Hey Joe, I know your smilin down on us from heaven above in true Irish fashion. I've had many drinks for you since returning home.
I remember being a brand new PFC right out of Parris Island and thinking that you were the baddest, toughest Marine ever. You taught me so much as a younger Marine and inspired me to go on and become a Marine Infantry Officer, one of my proudest achievements. Only to return years later to 3/25 as a Captain, & you a SSgt, both of us going off to war together with such outstanding Marines like yourself. What an honor!!! It's hard to lose Marines in combat, but it's even harder to lose a friend. Wish you were hear to see the Steelers get #5!!!!
...and until we meet again,
May God hold you
in the hollow of his hand."

~Fidelis Ad Mortem~
Captain O'Neill, USMCR
September 04, 2006
Hello Joe's family... I want you to know my family is still praying for your son...He is a cousin of mine but I never got to know him...
From reading all these post it sounds like he was a great guy...Please take care ... Love The wilson family.........
September 03, 2006
To the Goodrich family. I previously signed Joseph's guest book. It has been over a year since Joseph was taken. Please know that I continue to pray for each of you and that Joseph is my hero and that he will NEVER be forgotten.
July 27, 2006

July 12, 2006
To Amy and the Goodrich Family:

To honor Joe's memory we have donated the American Flag that flies outside of St. Wendelin's church in Carrick. Our priest was moved by this and he will say a Mass on Sunday, July 16, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. for Joe. Joe was a wonderful person and touched so many lives. God Bless you all. The Kenny Family
July 11, 2006
Dear Goodrich Family,

We remember Joe from high school. He and our son, Justin, were best of friends. As a recruiter, Joe spoke to Justin about serving - we are pleased that Justin enlisted. Our deepest sympathy and prayers are sent to you. Justin's daughter, born on April 13, 2006, is named McKenna Jo, for your Son. Joe's memory will always live on.

The Charles Fowler Family
July 11, 2006
Amy, couldn't get Joe and you off my mind yesterday. One year and you remain the most remarkable woman I have met. Joe couldn't be prouder.....Love you both!!
July 10, 2006
Remembering this fine Young Hero , on the anniversary of the day he gave his Life for our country.
Rest well Staff Sgt. Joseph P. Goodrich and know that you will NEVER BE FORGOTTEN.
May God's Grace and Comfort continue to be with Joseph's family.
From the sister of a Fallen young hero, who made the Ultimate Sacrifice in Vietnam. KIA 1967
Revelations 21:4
June 27, 2006
Rest in peace Goody...
June 27, 2006
I worked with Joe at Kennywood, he was a great man, friend and an all around outstanding person. he will
be greatly missed. I know I speak
for all of us who worked with Joe when he was with the kennywood park police when I say that he will
be in our hearts and prayers forever. I am sorry for your loss
Jason R. Trout
June 26, 2006
I'll never forget the times we had working at Foodland...we always found some way to make that job way more fun than it should have been. Thank you Joe for your service and thank you for making this world a better place. We will never forget you.
June 10, 2006
I didn't know Joseph, but I wanted to express my sympathies to his family and friends.
All of America shares in your sorrow. Take comfort in knowing he is in the arms fo the Lord.
May he rest in Peace.
My flag flies in his honor.
January 08, 2006
My heartfelt sympathy to the Goodrich family in your loss. I did not know Joseph, ( I lived in the Easton/Bangor PA area 52 yrs.) but my heart is broken and I am sadden for your loss. After reading the many entries in the guest book I can see why Joseph was/is a special person. May God bring you peace in your heart as you reflect on all the wonderful memories you hold so close. Please know that you are in my heart and prayers.
I send each of you a hug from my heart.
Love and Peace

To live in the hearts
of those you leave behind
is never to die"
~Robert Orr~
November 27, 2005
Dear Amy,
allthough i had just met joe before he went over seas he made an impression on me that will stay with me forever, When i had heard that he was taken from us i remembered the night i met him and it hit me. Now i sit here in rememberace of him and in this time where families should be together hopeing that his memory will carry you through these times, and your freinds and family are here to help and to strenghten you. God bless you Amy and God bless yours and Joes family this Christmas season and through all seasons

john billigen
November 11, 2005
Dear Amy, Pat & Jim,
Though time has passed,I want to let you know Joe was on my mind today, this Veterans Day. Of our 48 who paid the ultimate price, Joe was among the three I knew the best. He was not only my patient, but we attended church services together, ate together and went on numerous trips "outside the wire" together. He was a great guy, and an awesome Marine.

Now that Kilo is back, I am sure you have had contact with many of Joe's Marine friends and probably have been given copies of photos. Even still, if you would like more pictures of Joe in Iraq I have at least a dozen I can send you. Or I can send you a CD with Joe's and all of Kilo's best photos from Iraq easily enough, if you want.

God bless you. You are in my prayers.

CDR Glenn Thibault
Former Asst. Battalion Surgeon, 3/25
October 21, 2005
There is no possible way to describe the leadership ability of Staff Sergeant Goodrich but he was a leader to us all and I cannot speak for the other marines who have returned from Iraq but as for me I am not a hero but I know what one was because of Staff Sergeant.
October 16, 2005
Thank you Joe, I will never forget your smile, and the world will be a lesser place without having your optimism in it. Thank you for giving all, I know that Heaven will remain all secure. Semper Fi
September 29, 2005
God Bless~( Jamie,Navy wife)
September 17, 2005
It is nearing a very difficult time for the wife and family of Ssgt. Goodrich. The remaining Marines of Kilo Co. will be celebrating their return from Iraq. All will return with a heavy heart as their leader and friend, Joe, will not be on that plane. My heart and prayers go out to Amy and Joe's wonderful family. I will be there to welcome Dan home, but will have a hug reserved for Joe when we meet in heaven. I truly believe that Joe's spirit assisted in returning these Marines home safely. Love both of you, Joe AND Amy. JOE is my hero, along with all of the Marines that make sacrifices for our great country.
August 18, 2005
August 01, 2005
The summer of '91 was one of the best summers of my life because of Joe. A piece of my heart has dulled knowing that he is no longer in this world. My heartfelt condololences go out to Joe's wife, family, friends, and fellow soldiers.
July 28, 2005
To the Family of Joseph Goodrich,
Thank you for the ultimate sacrifice of your loved one. I too know how it feels to lose someone you love under these circumstances. Too many times Americans neglect to think of those willing to give their lives to protect us and keep us safe. The dedication shown by Staff Sgt. Goodrich and his willingness to stand up for what he believed in says a lot for him as both a Marine and a person. Again, thank you Staff Sgt. Goodrich. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. May God Bless You! I will continue to ask God to give you comfort and strength during this time.
And now these three things remain: faith, hope, and love. But the greatest of these is love. Corinthians 13:13
Fiancée of USMC 3/25 Cpl. Bryan James Richardson 3/25/05
July 28, 2005
To the Goodrich Family,
I wanted to let you know that SGt Joseph P. Goodrich will always be a hero in everyones eyes for protecting our freedom and our country. From the time I spent with him and his brother he was always proud of what he did. God Bless
July 27, 2005
Sgt Goodrich's family,
I knew Joe when he was a police officer in Indiana. He was always a bright spot in my day. He is a true American hero. God Bless your family. Prayers are with you.
July 27, 2005
To the Goodrich family,
I am deeply sorry for your loss. I didn't know SSgt Goodrich but I wish I had the pleasure. I appreciate and thank everything he has done and I want you to know that he will be in our thoughts and prayers. He will always be a hero to us. He WILL NOT be forgotten. **Semper Fi**
AB Carlson and LCPL Kozar
July 27, 2005
To the Goodrich Family,
I did not know Staff Sergeant Goodrich, but have known enough Marines and soldiers in my life to know that a man so well loved by them must have been a great man indeed. I believe God reserves a special place by his side for those who lay down their lives for others. I hope that knowledge, and your fond memories of the life SSG Goodrich led may assuage your grief in the months and years to come. God bless you and God bless America.
July 26, 2005
To The Goodrich Family:

Even though this is written late I just wanted to express my symapthy for your loss. I had first met Joe in January of 1997 at the Allegheny County Police Academy. Although I only knew him for those short three months, he was a good man and always there to help when needed. He was inspiring and a man that one respected highly in class BR-97-1.
God Bless
July 26, 2005
Aunt Pat and Uncle Jim,

With shock and sadness we heard about Joe's ultimate sacrifice in Iraq. Although I have not seen Joe in many years since we don't live in Pittsburgh, I have vivid memories of him expressing childhood desires to be a (super) hero. He is most definitely a hero to our family and many others and we know he will be greatly missed. We love you and are so very sorry for your loss.
July 26, 2005
I was so sadened to here of the loss of Joe. We went to grade school together and he had the heart of gold. He was truly a hero and he will be missed. My deepest sympathy to his whole family.
July 26, 2005
I have placed your photo above my computer screen. You have joined Pat Tillman and Matt Maupin (MIA). I will look at you everyday and pray for your soul and for the souls of all our HEROES. I don't know you, but I love and respect not only YOU, but your family.
July 26, 2005
To The Goodrich Family
You have my deepest sympathy.May the
God who comfort us all continue with
July 26, 2005
I have the utmost love and respect for your son and other men who are fighting for our country.
You are in our prayers,
July 26, 2005
My prayers and condolenses are with you and your family. From one marine to another one's family: Semper Fi...and Joseph was true to the end...God bless you!
July 26, 2005
To Soldier Joseph Goodrich and his family: I cannot express the deep appreciation that my husband and I feel, that we have soldiers like your Joseph fighting for our country. As I write this with tears in my eyes, I can only wish that there were (and are) more out there, like him. He obviously had wonderful parents, who brought him up with a good value system, as well as patriotism and loyalty to his country. I know that through the pain of losing him, that you really haven't lost him at all, but rather have gained much support and love from people throughout the nation. Always believe that his soul is in heaven and that we will forever remember the worthwhile job he performed while fighting for the liberty of others, whether in Iraq or for us, here in the U.S.

With much Love, Blessings and Gratefulness...
July 26, 2005
My deepest sympathies in the loss of your loved one. Take comfort in knowing that he is truly an American hero and the nation is proud of his efforts. He paid the ultimate price for the freedom we all enjoy.
July 25, 2005
I did not know Sgt. Goodrich but my sympathy goes out to your family. May his bravery and sacrifice be a comfort to you to your grief.
July 25, 2005
My estimate of him was formed on the battlefield many, many years ago, and has never changed. I regarded him then as I regard him now -- as one of the world's noblest figures, not only as one of the finest military characters, but also as one of the most stainless. His name and fame are the birthright of every American citizen. In his youth and strength, his love and loyalty, he gave all that mortality can give. But when I think of his patience under adversity, of his courage under fire, and of his modesty in victory, I am filled with an emotion of admiration I cannot put into words. He belongs to history as furnishing one of the greatest examples of successful patriotism. He belongs to posterity as the instructor of future generations in the principles of liberty and freedom. He belongs to the present, to us, by his virtues and by his achievements. I have witnessed that enduring fortitude, that patriotic self-abnegation, and that invincible determination which has carved his statue in the hearts of his people. From one end of the world to the other he has drained deep the chalice of courage.
July 25, 2005
To the loved ones of Sgt. Goodrich,
You have my deepest sympathy for your tragic loss, and my eternal gratitude for your tremendous sacrifice. He gave to me, and to all Americans, the greatest gift a man can give. That's what makes a hero. May God bless you always.
July 25, 2005
Amy and Joe's family
I met Joe a little over 8 years ago. That began a series of humorous and memorable events that will stay with me and my family forever. Joe was a great man, a hero. Which is why we asked him to be our little girls Godfather. She is now only two so her memories of him will now have to be through our stories and pictures, there are so many good stories of Joe so I thought I'd add a couple of our own. He sang at my wedding reception,(Garth Brooks "Shameless") we took our honeymoons together, ours was traveling the California coast & theirs was in the Pocono's, & more recently I climbed Camelback Mountain in Phoenix with him, Amy & two of our other friends. These are just a few of the wonderfull memories that I am blessed to have of Joe. No matter what the event, there was always that smile on his face and some underlying joke you hadn't cought onto yet. Every night I drive past Camelback Mountain on my way to work and will never be able to look at it again without thinking of him. For now it's a terribly sad sight and my heart goes out to Amy and Joe's family. Anyone who knew Joe couldn't help but be infected with his positive outlook & upbeat attitude, and you were a better person for having known him. Joe will be missed but never forgotton.
July 25, 2005
Amy - I am so sorry for your loss. I hope you find peace and comfort in God's hands. You and your family will be in my prayers.
July 25, 2005
My deepest sympathy to the Goodrich family - I met Joe years ago when he worked at the recruiting office in Caste Village. Just an all around nice guy. Always in a good mood and smiling. He will be missed.
July 25, 2005
To the family of SSgt Goodrich, I am deeply sorry for your loss.
From one SSgt to another, we are not from the same mother, but you will always be my brother, you will be missed.

Semper Fi
July 24, 2005
Amy,Pat,Jim and family..
When words aren't enough,find comfort in Prayer...
May you find the solace and serenity that the Lord provides..
July 24, 2005
I wish to extend my deepest sympathy to the Goodrich family. I too have two brothers in the military one of which is in Afganistan and the other is in Iraq. I truly know that Joe will always be a Hero in my eyes. I worked at KP when Joe did and he was truly a great guy. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
July 23, 2005
We are so sorry for you loss. Joe embodied the words hero and sacrifice. We're thankful to have known him. He will be dearly missed.
July 22, 2005
Dear Amy, I did not know you or your husband. I was looking for my brothers guest book and accidently clicked on yours. I am terribly sorry to hear about the loss of such a brave hero. I will pray for you and tonight cry for someone other then my own loss. I don't know Joe but reading about him I know he is not only a good man but a hero to all. My wonderful brother is in good company tonight and that is a happy thought in my broken heart. Take care and God bless you and your family. Rachel
July 22, 2005
Amy, I am so very sorry to hear of the loss of your husband. Just reading the guest book shows me what a great man he was. He was loved by so many. I work here at the newspaper and I have never seen so many entries in the guest book for one person. May God give you the strength you need to handle this difficult time.
Mary (Haywood) Klein, Your former neighbor/babysitter.
July 22, 2005
As a fellow Marine, I can definitely say that we have lost "one of the few and the proud". Marines are already signified with this moniker, but Joe epitomised the term "few and the proud". We have lost a great Marine, friend and Husband. Since I have not had the experience of serving overseas, I cannot share with you the experiences of what is going on over there. Losing a brother such as Joe is not something I can get over easily. People throw around the term "giving you the shirt of their back". It was never more true with Joe. My thoughts and prayers go out to you Amy. If there is anything you need, anything at all, you kknow how to get in touch with me. You will be the first person I come and see when I get back to town. I love you.
July 21, 2005
Dear Amy - I don't think we have ever met but I am devestated for your sorrow and your loss but also proud for you and your family because of Joseph's dedication to our country - God bless you and your family - Janet Mascara a volunteer at the Humane Society
July 21, 2005
To Amy and Joe's Family,
Words can never express how sorry I am for your loss. Joe was truly "one of the great ones." His smile could always light up a room, and he had a way of making everyone feel loved and cared for. It is hard to imagine going to a party and not seeing his smiling face or hearing his laugh, but I know that somewhere in heaven he will always be smiling down on us.
Amy: I know I can not understand what you are going through, however as the wife of a Marine, I empathize with the pain you are going through. Please, know that if you need anything, even just to talk, I (and Gary) are here for you.
July 21, 2005
Goodrich Family
Please accept my deepest sympathy
I am so sorry for your loss. Your family is in my prayers.
Tammy WPHS
July 21, 2005
To: Amy Goodrich and the Goodrich family

I went to high school with Joe and the one thing that I will always remember about Joe was that he was always happy and even made the best of a bad situation. Our deepest sympathy to you and the family.

I want to thank Joe for his ultimate sacrifice for our country to keep me and my family safe and free. You and Joe will be in our prayers. God Bless !!

Central Catholic Class of 1991
July 21, 2005
To Amy and family;
Words cannot express the sorrow we have for all of you. Joe will be deeply missed. It is an honor to have a friend like Joe, and now knowing he will always be guarding us from above makes us feel safer. You are all in our our thoughts and prayers. If there is anything we can ever do to help, please do not hesitate to ask.
July 20, 2005
To Amy and Joe's Family,
From the days at Callahans to parties there after, you two were always together and happy. I enjoyed ever moment I got to be with you both and will remember Joe and that big ole smile always. Men like him are few and far between and to just know him was an honor. He will be greatly missed and always remembered as a hero to all!!!
July 20, 2005
To Amy Goodrich and Goodrich family,

My Name is Raymond Marinpetro, I was best friends with Ryan Kovacicek for 8 years. I wanted extend my deepest sympathy, Ryan and Joe are going to be greatly missed but never forgotten. They are hero's. Two other friend of mine that were close to Ryan as well have gotten tatoo's in their honor. Please let me know if you would like to talk, I would love to tell you all about Ryan and I would love to hear stories about Joe.
July 20, 2005
To the Family and Friends of Staff Sgt. Joseph Goodrich…

Our hearts are heavy with sorrow and sadness due to the passing of your Hero Joseph. Because of his sacrifice and service to our great nation, we are all able to remain safe and FREE. Mere words cannot convey the Pride and Gratitude we have for him and ask the Good Lord to watch over you all, now and always.

May HIS Angels surround you and may the memories of Good Times with Joseph comfort you.

Joseph will NEVER be forgotten and each time we see the flag, hear the Star Spangled Banner or celebrate any holiday, we will THANK Joseph for allowing us to remain FREE! HE is a TRUE AMERICAN HERO!! SEMPER FI!!

May God Bless You Always. With Huge Hugs, Love and Prayers, Monica and Heidi Narr – Crafton, PA
July 20, 2005
Dear Goodrich Family,

My deepest sympathy to you and your family, I went to High school with Joe, and I am deeply saddened by his sacrifice for freedom. I haven't seen Joe since we graduated, but I can still picture his smilling face. My prayers go out to you and your Family.
Class Of 91
USMC 92-94
Semper Fi
July 20, 2005
My Deepest condolences to you and our family thru this difficult time. Although I do not know you and your family my prayers are with you and you should be proud that your son gave his life to serve his country. Keep him alive in your memeories never let that go. God Bless you and take care.
July 20, 2005
Dear Goodrich family,
I cannot imagine what you must be going through, and words cannot express deeply enough my condolences. May your favorite memories of him help you through this time. Thank you, Joe, for paying the ultimate sacrifice for our country, our freedom.

Chuck Turocy, CCHS '85
July 20, 2005
To the Goodrich Family,
Please acceot my deepest condolences. I only know you and your husband threw Jeff and Diane. But how they talked about him I felt like I knew him. I am greatfull for what he did for our country. I don't know how you feel now but just keep your head up and talk to the ones that are near you for support. God bless you and your family.
July 20, 2005
July 20, 2005
To the Goodrich Family,
Words cannot express your loss at a time this. I want to say thanks for a memeber of our military who gave his life for us so we could keep our freedom. Family memmbers dont often hear it alot but you also need to be thank for all the support you do on the home front for the military memebers that are oversea fighting for our freedom. Once again I am sorry for your lost and know that Joe is in heaven with God and will now do another job to watch and protect his family.
July 20, 2005
Amy and the Goodrich Family,
My deepest symphany goes out to you and your family. I met Joe briefly at Sgt Daniel Kelly's welcome home party when Danny ended his first tour from Iraq. I didn't really speak to him long, but he seemed like a wonderful,loving person and a proud MARINE. I am sorry now that I did not sit down to talk to him more. I am very proud of him of what he was doing over in Iraq. It was an honor to have met him. In my heart he is a HERO!!! God Bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
July 20, 2005
My deepest sympathies to you on the death of your brave husband.
Your deli customer,
July 19, 2005
To the Goodrich Family,

I was saddened to learn of your loss. My heart goes out to you at this time and in the days ahead. Joe is a great American and his sacrifice for our tomorrow will not be forgotten.
July 19, 2005
Sorry with the death of Joe. I grow up with Joe at the Fort pool, were swam at the summers when were kids. And at Centeral Catholic High School. Luke Clemens Class of 1990
July 19, 2005
Men are measured in many ways. Courage, strength, loyalty, character and dedication are some of the attributes that made Joe the man he was. However, the true measure of a man lies in his heart. How do I know what was in his heart? Watching the way he would play with his niece Jessica, his nephew Billy or my son Jack gave me the answer. Joe was a good man with a lot of love in his heart.
July 19, 2005
Amy, Aunt Pat and Uncle Jim,
I am so very sorry for your loss. Joey was a wonderful person and he touched the lives of so many people. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
July 19, 2005
I didn't know you, but I attended the Police Academy with your husband, Joe. He was an amazing guy, so kind and always willing to help anyone. I hope the memories the both of you shared will bring you great comfort. May god bless you.
July 19, 2005
To the Goodrich Family:
I offer my deepest sympathy for your loss. Joe and I attended the police academy together and there wasn't anyone who tried to motivate our class like Joe did. When Joe would run his mile and a half during PT, when he was finished he would come back and run with the people who were lagging behind, helping them get through it. This is the memory that I will carry with me always of Joe. He made the ultimate sacrifice for this country. He will always be remembered as a hero.

Once again, my deepest sympathies for your family.
July 19, 2005
I worked with Joe at the local supermarket a number of years ago. I remember Joe's good sense of humor and hard work. My sincere condolences to his family -
July 19, 2005
My heartfelt sympathies go out to Joe's family, wife, and to all who never had the pleasure to meet him.
Our years at Kennywood and the laughs will never be forgotten. Joe was always such a dedicated gentleman, always ready to share a laugh or lend a hand. Now he is a hero to us all.
Thank you, Goodrick family, for your sacrifice. I pray that God will comfort you throughout the coming years. Be proud of you husband and son, it was an honor to know him.
July 19, 2005
To the Goodrich Family and Close Friends,

I am so sorry for your loss. There are no words to express my gratitude to Joe and all of you for supporting him.

You are in my thoughts and prayers...
July 19, 2005
Amy and Ann:

Words cannot express the grief I felt when I heard of the ultimate sacrifice Joe made for each and every American. A day does not go by when I don't pray for our troops and thank them for providing me the opportunity to raise my children in the greatest country on earth. It is such a tribute to you both that Joe served with a sense of pride that many of us want but few of us feel. May God's peace and understanding find its way into your hearts. We are so very grateful for Joe's deep and passionate love for our country. My prayers will be with him as well as the two of you and your family.
July 19, 2005
Amy - We met you both last summer as customers of Joe's landscaping service. We were very saddened to hear the news - the world has definitely lost one of the good guys. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief.
July 19, 2005
On behalf of both the Goven Family of Greentree, and the Dell Family of Bethel Park, we extend our sincere sympathy to the family of Mr. Goodrich. We are all very grateful for his efforts and ultimate sacrifice. May GOD Bless you ALL!
July 18, 2005
I went to school with Joe from first grade through high school and am proud that he was a friend. Even though I haven't seen him in a number of years, I am deeply saddened by his loss, and for his family. Joe was truly one of the good ones, and he was truly a hero. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
July 18, 2005
I was friends with Joe back in high school and am deeply saddened by his loss. Joe had an enormously kind heart and in every memory I have of him, he is smiling. I already miss him greatly. Please accept my deepest sympathy. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
July 18, 2005
My deepest sympathies to the Goodrich Family. I went to high school with Joe. I had not seen him since then but still remember that he was a great, easy going, honest, guy. I am truly sorry for your loss.
July 18, 2005
To the family of Joe Goodrich I wish to send my deepest sympathys. It has been many years since Joe and I parted ways It seems a lifetime ago. I was with him during the first days in the Corps we graduated boot camp together and went on to be in the same platoon in MCT. I remember many laughs and many tears and having a great respect for Joe, his strength and his desire. I am truely heartbroken that your family and our country has lost such a good man, and so many other good men. Staff Sgt. Joseph P. Goodrich was a United States Marine...he was a Marine's, Marine. Joes photo still hangs in my office with the other young men of Plt 2049, Echo Company. He will remain my hero and I will never forget the sacrafice you and he have made for us all. God Bless you , I hope you can find peace.
July 18, 2005
Amy Goodrich,

I want to send my deepest condolences to you and your family. My prays are with you and your family. My husband is there right now.

Diana Mueller (Camp Lejuene NC)
Semper FI
July 18, 2005
To Amy,

I remember many years ago, when Joe was a lance corporal assigned to my commo section and platoon, I was his Platoon Sergeant way back then.

Joe was so motivated, dedicated to working hard and to learn everything he could learn in order to promote himself up the chain, I see he did just fine.

Joe was always my right hand man, my "go-to guy" when I needed someone dependable, someone who could be trusted to get any-job done, and done correctly.

I remember many a Marine Corps Ball'; when Joe brought you as his date, and you could see the happiness in his eyes, and on his face, as he proudly introduced you to everyone around him. I'm glad to see your love for each other blossomed.

I am now truely saddened to hear of Joe in this way, and I offer you, and Joes' family my deepest sympathies.

It was an HONOR and PRIVILAGE to have served with Joe as a Marine Brother!

Semper Fi! Joe!, Semper Fi!!
July 18, 2005
We are sorry for your loss, we lost our son in Iraq. When you are ready to talk to a family who has been down this terrible road, please contact us. God be with you all.
July 18, 2005
July 18, 2005
To The Goodrich Family,
We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Sharing grade school & high school with Joe was a complete joy. His humor & laugh was contagious !! May God be with you during this difficult time.
July 18, 2005
To the Goodrich Family:
My deepest condolences are with you. Though I do not know you or Joe, my family shares your grief having buried one of our family members on June 30th (Army Corporal).
We know in our hearts that they are ALL heroes and are very proud of them.
Joe is in God's army now with all of his commrades and has found the peace that they fought so hard for.
You are in our thought and prayers.
July 18, 2005
I would like to entend my deepest sympathy to the family and close friends of Joe. It has been some time since I had seen Joe; however, from during the time that I knew him (at both Kennywood and while in college in Indiana, PA) he was a great person who had a heart of gold and the spirit to go with it. I lost my little Marine cousin in the Fall and still feel the pain from it. Just remember, all those who pass on continue to watch and guide us in years to come. Joe will be missed by so very many people.
July 18, 2005
My condolences to Amy and the Goodrich family, I wish you peace and love. I worked at KPPD with Joe, and as a fellow MARINE, I spent much time with Joe talking about freedom, and fighting for what you beleive in. Joe was a good policeman and a excelent MARINE. Joe always told me, he wanted to do more and thought he could do more as a MARINE! I beleive Joe did do more, he inspired us all. I will truely miss Joe, SEMPER FI.
July 18, 2005
My condolences to Amy and the Goodrich family, I wish you peace and love. I worked at KPPD with Joe, and as a fellow MARINE, I spent much time with Joe talking about freedom, and fighting for what you believe in. Joe was a good policeman and a excellent MARINE. Joe always told me, he wanted to do more and thought he could do more as a MARINE! I believe Joe did do more, he inspired us all. I will truly miss Joe, SEMPER FI.
July 18, 2005
Dear Goodrich Family -

Please accept my deepest sympathy for your loss. I knew Joe throughout grade school and in high school. Although I haven't seen Joe in several years I was truly saddened to hear of your loss. I always enjoyed chatting and catching up with him whenever we ran into each other. Even though I saw him infrequently after high school, I knew of his passion and dedication to the service of our country. My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of sorrow.
July 18, 2005
My name is Nancy Miller sister of Donald Miller..My bother and I grew up in the Arlinton Area we have great memorys with Joe and George..Im so sorry for your loss..the last time I saw joe was at dave joblonski wedding we ate dinner with Joe and Amy..and what a good time we had..

Joe will be missed.. Our hearts goes out to all of the Goodrich family..
Nancy,Donald and family
July 18, 2005
We are sorry for your loss. We do not know you nor did we know Joe, but he was a hero and our prayers and thoughts will be with you all, always.
July 18, 2005
Oh, Amy, I am so sorry for your loss. I wish I'd kept in touch better since college. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, with deepest sympathy and love..
July 18, 2005
Dear Goodrich Family,
I am sorry to hear about the loss of Staff Sgt. Goodrich, and I feel so much sadness and loss for your family. My fiance was Cpl Bryan Richardson from the 3/25 unit out of Moundsville. Staff Sgt. Goodrich truly is a hero, who will now be honored forever for his unselfish act out of love and respect for the freedom of our country. Too many times Americans neglect to think of those willing to give their lives to protect us and keep us safe. The dedication shown by Staff Sgt. Goodrich and his willingness to stand up for what he believed in says a lot for him as both a Marine and a person. Again, thank you Staff Sgt. Goodrich. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. May God Bless You! I will continue to ask God to give you comfort and strength during this time.
And now these three things remain: faith, hope, and love. But the greatest of these is love. Corinthians 13:13
Fiancee of Cpl. Bryan James Richardson 8/31/81-3/25/05
July 18, 2005
Amy and Family,
My daughter and I would like to extend our deepest condolences on the passing of your husband.

I myself, know what its like to be a military wife. I just lost my husband on June 28, 2004 in Baghdad. He was Army, but still the same, they both were fighting for our freedom and safety.

Please know, the road we are both walking right now, I am told, is going to get easier with time.

In my heart, they are both HEROS and will alway do what they have to to protect us from any harm or wrong doing.

You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers each and every day. If you need anything at all, even just to talk, don't hesitate to email me.
July 18, 2005
To Amy and the Goodrich family:

We offer our deepest sympathy. We both share in your loss. Joe was the nicest, most honest, kindest, and funniest person we knew. He was a great friend, and part of our family, and we will miss him so very much.

Every time we think of Joe's smile -we will smile and know he is watching over us. We feel honored to have been his friends for so many wonderful years.
July 18, 2005
Dear Amy,
All of your friends at the Idlewood Inn wish to send you our deepest sympathy. We are so proud of Joe and what he has done to give us the most precious gift of all...our freedom...God bless you Amy and all of your family and most of all...God Bless Joe...he will continue to watch over us all.
July 18, 2005
We have known Joe for a long time. Words cannot say how we feel. He will be missed by all. May God be with his family at this time. You are all in our prayers. From another Marine Corp. Family.
Al and Kathie Kapusta
July 18, 2005
I did not know your son, but I wanted to send my sincere condolences. Your son made the ultimate sacrifice for this country and I just wanted to send my most heart felt gratitude. I appreciate each and every one of those soldiers defending our country for us. What an honorable, self-less act…one that I am not sure I could make myself. It people like your son who are the heros and have truly made a difference in this country and to him I thank. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
July 18, 2005
Our prayers go out to you and joe's family for your loss. He was a great friend and comedian. I don't think I will ever sing shameless the same again.
Love Joe, Betty and Sam.
July 18, 2005
Amy, Ann and family: We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Sincerely, April Delaney, Tim Delaney, and Frank Nicotera
July 18, 2005
Amy & Family,
My deepest condolences on your loss.
Life is just but a stopping place
A pause in what’s to be.
A resting place along the road,
To Sweet Eternity.

We all have different journey,
Different paths along the way.
We all were meant to learn some things,
But never meant to say.

Our destination is a place,
Far greater than we know,
For some, the journey’s quicker,
For some the journey’s slow.

And when the journey finally ends,
We’ll claim a great reward,
And find an everlasting peace,
Together with our Lord.
Bless You All.
July 18, 2005
Dear Goodrich Family,
My deepest sympathy is with you all. Although I did not know Joseph personally I feel forever grateful to him. My brother was a member of his platoon and has served under him during there stay in Iraq. I thank you so very much for the saftey he has provided him. May he rest in peace!
July 18, 2005
Although I do not not Joe, I would like to thank him for the ultimate sacrifice in life, and let him now be an angel and watch over all he loved and knew.
July 18, 2005
Thinking of You In Your Loss...
Words cannot express the sympathy and hope this message brings to you and your family today.
With Caring Thoughts and Prayers,
July 18, 2005
My deepest sympathy to Joe's family and friends. Amy, I wish you the best and I am very sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers.
July 18, 2005
To Joe's Wife, Family, Grandfather, Relatives, and many Friends. Please accept the prayers and condolences and respect for Joseph's life and his "laying his life down" for his fellow countrymen. He is a hero. He is our Hero. He is God's Friend, and we share in the pain of your loss. Joseph is now among the stars, with his fellow comrades. Know that your sacrifice is one that is appreciated by all of us. We ask God to come to your Comfort and embrace all of you with His Love. God Bless all.
July 18, 2005
Dear Amy, You don't even know me but I have eaten at your deli many times. I just wanted to tell you that my heart feels for you. You and Joe will remain in my prayers. God Bless you.
July 18, 2005
As Joe's Proud Parents we thank you all for your Love, your Messages, your Concern and your Thoughts and Prayers. Joe will always be a part of our lives. He will not be forgotten by many of you either and I know he will not forget you but will still be protecting you when he is able to. You have all helped to make this easier to bear. Our prayers go out to all of you in thanks.
July 17, 2005
I only knew you for a very short amount of time. I was getting ready to leave for Parris Island in 1995. You will be missed. Thank you, for being you.
July 17, 2005
Joe is a hero. I was blessed to have shared in one of the happiest days of his life, "his wedding day to one of the best friends I have ever had." Love you Amy, and I am sorry for your loss. Although, the distance has kept us from knowing him better, I can never forget his warm, big, bright smile. How grateful I am to have known someone who gave the ultimate sacrifice. The greatest love of all, to give one's life for another. Keep the faith Amy! I miss you!
July 17, 2005
On behalf of the Weidenhof Family of the Arlington Area, we wish to express our deepest sympathy to Joe's wife and family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you always with the thought of loss you will have to endure. You must feel enormous pride and at the same time immense sadness. Our children knew Joe and always said he was one of the nicest guys they ever met. Please accept our sincere condolences. May God guide him to everlasting peace.
The Weidenhof Family, children Steven, Thomas and Dara
Bless you all
July 17, 2005
Mr & Mrs Goodrich and Family

Although I have not seen you in many, many years, I have thought of Joe over the years as I reflected back to my high school days. Joe was one of the sweetest, funniest, kind guys I knew. I am so sorry to hear of Joe's untimely passing, God bless you and your family.
July 17, 2005
I would like to say "THANK YOU JOE, FOR YOUR ULTIMATE SACRIFICE" This Country is better off because of people like yourself.
I only had a short time to get to know you, but I am blessed for that time. I will always remember going through the Police Academy with you. Your help as our Vice-President, got me through the Academy.
My deepest sympathy goes out to the family. God Bless you Joe, the World has lost one of the GOOD GUY'S
July 17, 2005
July 17, 2005
To the Goodrich Family,

I was very sorry to hear about Joe. I have known him since grade school and have always thought of him has being one of the greatest guys I knew. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during your time of loss.
July 17, 2005
July 17, 2005
July 17, 2005
The personnel of the Pennsylvania State Police, Indiana Station, wish to express our deepest sympathy to the family of Joe Goodrich. Many of us knew Joe as a colleague and friend. Joe's dedication and service to the citizens of Indiana and the United States will not be forgotten.
July 17, 2005
I want to Thank All of our family and friends for all of their support and Love. Joe Loved so many and they are now showing me how wonderful he was. Joe will always be my Hero. Please know that he was Happy and Proud to be a Marine; and wouldn't have had it any other way. Thank You so very much. As Joe stands Gaurd at the gates of heaven he is looking upon all of you with that beautiful smile!
July 17, 2005
July 17, 2005
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
July 17, 2005
I was so sorry to hear of your loss. The thoughts of many are with you at this time. Thank you for all
the help to get to boot camp.
July 17, 2005
To The Goodrich family :
We are so sorry for your loss...
Your family is in our heart's and prayers...
Our tears are endless for all of Joseph goodrich's family members...
Love Your Cousin Donna
Breault " Wilson "
July 16, 2005
To Amy and the Goodrich family - please accept my sincere condolences. Joe was a great friend and will be sorely missed. There are so many great stories about Joe that I'm sure will be told and retold. Joe and I were rookies together at KPPD and later were training officers ourselves for a number of rookie classes. Joe was a good man and I know that many of us were better for having known him.
July 16, 2005
My deepest sympathy to Joe's family. He had an incredibly kind nature and a notably thoughtful interest for his Marines. May his spirit live on. Take care of yourselves and each other. -Susan
July 16, 2005
Dearest Amy,

We are so sorry for your loss of Joe. I met him when he and my husband were rookies for Kennywood PD. I liked Joe from the first time I met him at a party with Bill, he stood and talked to us all night. Every time I saw him at the Park he made an effort to speak with me and our son, Remy. He will always be remembered fondly by our family for the lovely person that he was. I am sorry that we can not be with you right now, but we will see you soon. You and Joe are in our prayers and I have a candle burning in the window in his memory and our flag is down in his honor. I hope that all of our prayers sustain you and carry you throughout this journey, know that you and Joe are on many people's minds. Blessings upon you.
July 15, 2005
I did not know Joseph personally but I am friends with his cousin - Donna. I would like to extend my deepest condolences to the family. May God keep you in his tender loving care.

John 15:13

"Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends."
July 15, 2005
To the Goodrich family: I am so sorry for your loss ... Please know that your family is in our prayers .... Our tear's are endless for you all.....
Love to your family.. From your cousins the Wilsons !!!!!!!!!
July 14, 2005
In high school Joe was my good friend, since then we only spoke a few times. I will regret that, Joe was one of the good ones thats all I can say. To his family you have my most heart felt condolesces and my prayers are with you. I will miss him, the world will miss him, today we morn the passing of a true hero. GOODBYE JOE. You will be missed. Jim Byers(Central Catholic class 1991)
July 14, 2005
Amy, Karen and I would like to express our deepest condolences to your and your family. Although we've only talked with Joe briefly, I can say he was a man of great conviction and honor from the conversations we've had with our son Paul. He truely had an influence on him, both at Kennywood and Kilo Co.and he will be missed. You and your family will always be in our prayers. GOD BLESS
July 14, 2005
I don't even know where to begin. It has been too many years since I have seen or talked to Joe, yet the sadness I feel at his loss is enormous. Every memory I have of Joe is a good one and every story I tell is a happy one. I believe that being a Marine was what Joe was meant to do with his life, however precious the sacrifice. I pray for Joe’s soul. I pray for those still serving in harm's way. And I pray for those left grieving.
(Central Catholic, Class of ’91)
July 14, 2005
We knew Joe from living in Pittsburgh from 1991-1993. He worked with Howie in the Foodland deli on Brownsville road. We are deeply sorry for you loss. He was a GREAT friend to both of us while we lived in Carrick. Hang in there!!
July 14, 2005
To the family of SSGT Goodrich,
On behave of Operation Troop Appreciation I would like express our condolences on the loss of your husband. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers along with all the other soldiers that are/have serving/served our country!
God Bless
Judy Sexton, Operation Troop Appreciation
July 13, 2005
Sincere deepest condolences are extended to the family of another fallen hero from two very grateful Americans.
July 13, 2005

I just can't beleive this has really happened. I am so sorry that I can't be there to with you. I still see all of us at Callahan's so many years ago. We certainly had a good time. I love you and miss you so much. You and your family will be in my prayers.
July 13, 2005
Dear Amy
I am so sorry for your loss, and my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May the memories of your husband help in your healing. His bravery will always be remembered by us all.
God bless you,
July 13, 2005
To the Family of Ssgt. Goodrich:
Please accept my heartfelt condolences on the loss of your husband/son. I can not begin to express my gratitude for the ultimate sacrifice that Joe has paid for our nation. You will be in my prayers as will my nephew and the others who continue to serve with Kilo Co.
July 13, 2005
July 13, 2005
Dear Amy,
My thoughts and prayers are with you, now and always. Your husband will forever be a hero in our eyes. God bless you.
July 13, 2005
Dear Amy thoughts and prayers are with you.Joe will surely be missed,I will never forget his sense of humor and his kind ways.My husband,Lcpl.Miracle,has lost a good friend and if he could be here,would comfort you with open arms.Even though we have only known each other a short time,from one marine wife to another,I will be here for you if you need me.May you find comfort in your memories of Joe and know that he will never be forgotton.My deepest Sympathies,Erica
July 13, 2005
I can't find the right words to say right now to you and your family. I myself just lost my husband SPC Robert E. Hall, Jr. on June 28, 2005 in a bombing attack in Iraq.
This is the worst nightmare you hoped would never come true.

Please know, as a military wife myself, my thoughts and prayers are with you now and always. If you ever need anything, even just to talk, please contact me. We all need to stick together through these rough roads ahead.

God bless you and your family through this troubling time and know that God has him in the palm of his hand and is taking care of him now.
July 13, 2005
Amy, my deepest sympathies go out to you and to Joe's parents and will keep you all in my prayers. Hang on to the memories because they will help you to get past the tomorrow's. You are not alone - never feel alone - God is with you along with so many here.
July 13, 2005
To the family of SSGT. Goodrich, no words, nothing to help ease the pain, just prayers from Sgt. Michael Marzano's mom of the 3-25 Wpns co. KIA Haditha Iraq 5/07/05.
I am sorry for your loss, it has been 2 months since Michael was killed in the Haditha Hospital ambush and I still can't breath. My sympathy goes out to you and yours.
Margy Bons
July 12, 2005
I read of your loss this morning in the Bradford Era. I am the mother of a Marine who also fought in Iraq. Please know that because of brave and honorable men like your son, many others returned home unharmed. His sacrifice was not in vain. May God Bless Your Family
July 12, 2005
Amy and Family,
No words can express our feelings, but you have always and will always be in our thoughts and prayers. We have lost a great man in this world.
July 12, 2005
Mrs. Goodrich, My thoughts and prayers are with you through this. I was so touched by your letter to me when I lost Bryan. I hope that the kindness and prayers that come your way help to ease your hurt. You and I both know that they were true heros and doing what they were called to do. God bless and comfort you through this.
July 12, 2005

You and Joe are in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless you both.
July 12, 2005
Joe was my friend and a good man. I will miss him.
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