Jerome Arthur Goodman, 68, of Ormond Beach, Florida, died November 20, 2013. A memorial service will be held on Friday, November 22, at 5:00 p.m. at Temple Beth-El, 579 North Nova Road, Ormond Beach, Florida, 32174. Mr Goodman was born September 14, 1945 and was raised in Livingston, New Jersey. He attended Rutgers University, where he received a B.A in English and was a member of Tau Delta Phi, and Vanderbilt University, where he received an M.A. in English. Mr. Goodman taught English/Humanities for thirty five years at Mohawk Valley Community College, in Utica, NY, where he was actively involved in student theatre, the Gourmanders Club and the College Senate. He was a fixture on the local stage from his days at Rutgers to his time in New York, where he appeared in and directed plays at the Players Theatre, the second oldest community theatre in the nation, and the Hamilton College Theatre. Mr. Goodman left as Professor Emeritus in 2002, and retired to Florida six years ago, where he became actively involved in the Educational Committee and Book Club at Temple Beth-El. Mr. Goodman loved to paint in oils, watch the Mets, learn about space, and take care of his four cats. Mr. Goodman is survived by Rochelle Goodman, his wife of 45 years, of Ormond Beach; Aline and Debra Goodman, his daughters, from New York; Gary Huber, his son-in-law; Olivia Joy Goodman, his beloved granddaughter; Doris Goodman, his mother, of Cranbury, New Jersey; and Leonard Goodman and Roslyn Daum, his brother and sister. Mr. Goodman leaves behind a legacy of love and generosity, and he will be missed. The family suggests memorial contributions be sent to the American Kidney Fund.
Haigh-Black Funeral Home
167 Vining Court
Ormond Beach, FL 32176
Published in Daytona Beach News-Journal on Nov. 21, 2013