William J. "Bill" Good Jr.
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age 85, of Canton passed away on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013 at Laurels of Massillon. He was born July 23, 1927 in Canton, Ohio to the late William Sr. and Mabel Good. Bill graduated from Timken Vocational High School in 1945 and enlisted into the U.S. Marine Corps where he spent his 18th birthday on the Marine Rifle Range. After serving his country, Bill returned to Canton and for 38 years owned an auto repair business which later became Bill's Import Auto Sales and Service. He later owned and operated Bill Good Ford in Bolivar, until his retirement. He married Susan (Durbin) in 1950 and recently celebrated 62 years of marriage. He was very active in the Jaycees, PTA at Baxter School, the Entertainers, and Showtymes, which provided musical entertainment for nursing homes and Senior Housing. Bill was also active in Martin Luther Lutheran Church and Stark County Auto Dealers. He was a recent member of St. Stephen Martyr Lutheran Church. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his wife, Susan, Dec. 27, 2012; sister, Mary Jane and infant daughter, Barbara Jo.
Bill is survived by his son, Dennis (Carol) Good; daughter, Bonnie (Dan) Paridon; grandsons, Gregory (Holly) Good, Aaron (Brandi) Good, Timothy (Teri Meihls) Paridon and Michael Paridon; four great-grandchildren, Brayden, Lucas, Mallory and Lexi Good. The family wishes to thank Jamie Friedman and Dr. Louis Shaheen for the special care given to Bill for many years.
Calling hours will be held on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013 in the St. Stephen Martyr Lutheran Church, 4600 Fulton Dr. NW from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. with funeral service to follow at 11:30 a.m. with Rev. Dr. Bruce R. Roth officiating. Burial with military honors will follow at 2:30 p.m. in the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery in Rittman, Ohio. The Reed Funeral Home Canton Chapel is entrusted with the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the St. Stephen Martyr Lutheran Church Building Fund. Those wishing to share a fond memory or their condolences may sign the Reed on-line guestbook at our website
Published in The Repository from Feb. 17 to Feb. 19, 2013