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ROBERT L. GOODALE


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ROBERT L. GOODALE Obituary
GOODALE, Robert L. Jr., MD PhD Of Minneapolis, MN, passed away July 17, 2014 in Edina, MN, age 84. Dr. Goodale is survived by his wife Katherine, four children: Anne Esmonde, Katherine Prendergast, Margaret Mason, and Robert Goodale III; 5 grandchildren; sisters Susan B. Hay, and Mary B. Crowther. His sister Jane C. Goodale, predeceased him in 2008. Born in Boston, February 1, 1930, son of the late Dr. Robert L. Goodale and Susan B. (Sturgis), he grew up in Cambridge and Ipswich MA. He was educated at Groton School, Princeton University and Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons. After his internship at Boston City Hospital and military service, he was appointed instructor of surgery in 1967 at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Goodale was founding director of the Department of Endoscopy. He and his wife Katherine endowed a chair for minimally invasive surgery at the university's medical school. In 2004 he received the Harold S. Diehl Award, & in 2012, was named Surgical Alumnus of the Year. He is remembered for his collegial manner with staff & colleagues, and his dedication to the well-being of his patients. He enjoyed playing trombone, recorder, life drawing, languages, sailing & jogging. A memorial service for Dr. Goodale was held on August 5, 2014 at St. Mark's Episcopal Cathedral, Minneapolis.
Published in The Boston Globe on Sept. 14, 2014
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