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Thomas Goodrich of West Lafayette passed away on Tuesday; he was 68. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather and will be missed by all. Known to his friends as Tom, he was an active member of Faith Presbyterian Church and enjoyed his time singing in the choir, whether anyone else enjoyed mattered not. Known to his children as Daddyman, he enjoyed woodworking, crafting gifts for his grandchildren, and playing peek-a-boo when time allowed. The son of Albert and the late Betty Goodrich, he was born March 17, 1945, in the Brooklyn Naval Yards, NY. He led a most interesting life, graduating from Purdue University in 1967 and receiving his JD from UCONN School of Law in 1972. Aiding in presidential politics in Connecticut in the sixties, as a lawyer in Florida in the 70's, making his way back to West Lafayette to work at Purdue in the 80's, all the while he continued his aspirations to be a writer and superhero. He was married to his best friend Carol Quick on May 30, 1970, with whom he made his family and amazed every day with his sense of humor, ability to take on a challenge and surprise her at any moment. He is survived by his wife, Carol of West Lafayette; his father, Albert of Southern Pines, NC; two brothers David (Gail) and Jim (Lyn), three children John, Elizabeth (Adam) and their children Noah and Penelope, and Kathryn (Andy) and their son Eli. He was taken too soon, but God needed him in Heaven to round out the choir. Memorial visitation will be Friday October 11, 2013 5PM-7PM at Faith Presbyterian Church. Memorial service Saturday at 11:00am at Faith Presbyterian Church 3318 State Rd. 26 W West Lafayette, IN 47906 officiating will be Rev. David Horner. In lieu of flowers family request memorial donation to Faith Presbyterian Church. You may sign the guest book and leave memories at www.soller-baker.com.
Soller-Baker Funeral Homes, Inc. - West Lafayette Chapel
1184 Sagamore Parkway West
Lafayette, IN 47906
Published in the Journal & Courier from Oct. 9 to Oct. 10, 2013