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John Quincy "Jack" Goodrich Jr.

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Goodrich, Jr., John Quincy "Jack"

Jul. 9, 1940 - Jul. 10, 2014

John Quincy "Jack" Goodrich, Jr. of Longboat Key, FL died peacefully, surrounded by his family, on Thursday, July 10, 2014. Born July 9, 1940 in Glastonbury CT, he was the son of John Quincy and Grace Miller Goodrich. He resided in Longboat Key for over 37 years. Prior to his move to Florida, he lived in Glastonbury and until recently, spent time each summer visiting his family home in Groton Long Point CT. He was a graduate of Tabor Academy, the University of Connecticut and the LSU School of Banking. His career was in commercial banking and lending. Jack served for 5 years in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War; first as a F4 pilot aboard the USS Ranger CV-61 and later as the first Captain of Swift Boat PCF 45. He served an additional 11 years in the Naval Reserves, retiring as a Lieutenant Commander. A lifelong sailor, he was a licensed commercial Captain and enjoyed his membership in the Brotherhood of the Coast and numerous Yacht Clubs. He volunteered and served as a Captain in the Longboat Key Fire Department. An avid golfer and gardener, he also enjoyed traveling and cruising. He was an active member of the Longboat Island Chapel where he sang in the choir. Jack is survived by his son, John Q. Goodrich III, daughter-in- law, Charity, and their children, John, Claire and Grant of San Diego, CA; his daughter, Johanna Goetcheus, son-in-law, John, and their children, Grace, Davis, Hayes, Liza and Jax of Kensington, MD. He was predeceased in 2010 by his cherished partner and wife of 32 years, Margaret "Peggy" Annett. He also leaves his sister, Susan Goodrich Motycka and her husband, David of Glastonbury; his fiancé, Carron Cherrie of Bradenton, FL and his beloved dog, Sailor. Memorial services in Longboat Key and burial at Arlington National Cemetery will be held at a later date. Brown & Sons Funeral Homes & Crematory 26th Street Chapel in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Tidewell Hospice, Inc. 5955 Rand Blvd Sarasota FL 34238-9989; or Longboat Island Chapel, 6200 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key FL 34228; or Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, 2600 Virginia Ave., NW, Ste. 104, Washington, DC 20037. Condolences www.brownandsonsfuneral.com.


Published in Herald Tribune from July 19 to July 20, 2014
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