Randolph Goodwin (1951 - 2014)

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GOODWIN ,RANDOLPH ADAMS, MD, 1951-2014 Dr. Randy Goodwin, 63, of Glastonbury, died April 3 at home, surrounded by his loving family. He was born on March 14, 1951, in Fall River, Massachusetts. His family moved to Waldoboro, Maine, when he was in the 7th grade. At Medomak Valley High School, Randy played basketball, baseball, and was class valedictorian in 1969. He graduated summa cum laude from Dartmouth College in 1973 with a degree in Psychology and received a Naval scholarship to attend Tufts Medical School in Boston. Randy did his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Hartford Hospital and then served four years as a Lieutenant Commander at the Naval Hospital at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. He completed a fellowship in Infectious Diseases at Brown University in 1986 and joined the H&M Medical Clinic in Concord, North Carolina. In 1989 Randy accepted the position of Chief of Infectious Diseases at Middlesex Hospital in Middletown, where he was a driving force for quality and safety. He held many leadership positions and valued his teaching role with the Family Medicine Residents. Randy had boundless compassion for his patients and advocated tirelessly on their behalf. Randy was a life-long Boston Red Sox fan, whose faith was finally rewarded in recent years with three World Series championships. He was thrilled to finally attend a Red Sox World Series game last fall. As an avid golfer, he played some of the great courses on his annual golfing trip with his buddies, including Pebble Beach and St. Andrews. As a natural teacher, he also spent many weekends teaching his wife and children how to play golf—even though they could never match his skill. As a constant entertainer, he sang with the barbershop quartet “The Spinal Chords” when he worked at Hartford Hospital and whenever they would reunite. He will always be remembered for his brilliant mind, generous spirit, and irreverent humor. These qualities were matched only by his humility. Randy is survived and will be greatly missed by his devoted wife of 39 years, Nancy Trott Goodwin; and his sons Tyler Hale Goodwin and his wife Jung, Geoffrey Michael Goodwin and his wife Annalies, and Drew Nathaniel Goodwin and his girlfriend Lauren Elasik. He is also survived by his parents Arthur and Elizabeth Goodwin, his brother Stephen Goodwin and his wife Mary, and his sister Meredyth Goodwin and her husband Don Keon. Memorial services will be held Wednesday (April 9) at 11 a.m. at the Pavilion at Crystal Lake, 144 Prout Hill Rd., Middletown. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. Friends may call Monday (April 7) from 4 to 7 p.m. at Biega Funeral Home, 3 Silver Street, Middletown. In lieu of flowers, please send donations in his name to Middlesex Hospital , c/o Dept. of Philanthropy, 28 Crescent Street, Middletown, CT 06457. To share memories or express condolences online please visit www.biegafuneralhome.com.
Published in middletownpress on Apr. 5, 2014
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