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Glenn Robert Goodno

1922 - 2013 Obituary Condolences
Glenn Robert Goodno Obituary

December 23, 2013

Glenn Robert Goodno, died 12/23/13 at his daughter's home in Fort Myers. Glenn was born Jan. 1, 1922 to Harry H. Goodno and Ruth (Herriman) Goodno, both deceased. He grew up in the city of Rochester, NY, graduating from Monroe High.

A WWII veteran, Glenn enlisted in 1942 becoming an air to ground radio operator assigned to the 12th Troop Carrier Squadron. His group dropped paratroopers and supplies to the partisans, losing 5 of 12 planes. During the war he flew 53 missions, including N Africa, Italy and the PO Valley where they dropped British paras in 1945. A Staff Sergeant, Glenn was awarded the Air Medal, two Oak Leaf Clusters and five Battle Stars.

After the war Glenn returned to Rochester, NY, becoming a patrolman for Rochester Police Department. In 1947 he married Grace (Holtz). They had two daughters, Susan and (Sally) Callisto. Glenn joined the Greece, NY Police Department, moving his family to the town of Greece. He spent many years as a detective, rising through the ranks to eventually become Commissioner of Police. Glenn was a graduate of the FBI National Academy.

Glenn retired more than 30 years ago, making Siesta Bay RV Resort, Fort Myers his home. Glenn loved to play pool volleyball, euchre and bid euchre, loved movies, music, Zweigle's white hots and the New York Yankees. A lifelong avid golfer, Glenn joined the Fort Myers Golf Club and was a member for many years. During his life Glenn had six holes in one, all on regulation courses, the last when he was 82. Glenn was a former Master of Wakaan Masonic Lodge, Irondequoit, NY, and a 32nd Degree Mason.

Pre deceased by his siblings Dorothy (Robert) Childs, David (Janet), Douglas, Gary (Carol). Pre deceased by the mother of his children, wife Grace (Holtz), wives Barbara (Schultz), Sharlene (Shar) (Wilcox, Kozel) and special friend Geraldine Weeks.

Loving father, survived by two daughters, Susan (Bill) Netzman and Callisto, both of Fort Myers, sisters-in-law Carol (Gary), Janet (David) many nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to a celebration of Glenn's life at 11:00 am on Saturday, Feb. 8, at the VFW Fort Myers Beach, Post 10097, where Glenn was a life member.

Interment will take place at the Sarasota National Cemetery on Feb. 11 at 11:30 am with military honors.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Hope Hospice, 9470 Health Park Cirle, Fort Myers, FL 33908.

Published in The News-Press from Jan. 31 to Feb. 2, 2014
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