Dean Goodrich of Ormond Beach, FL passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 5, 2012, at Florida Hospital-Ormond Beach. He was surrounded by family and is now in heaven with loved ones who preceded him in death. Dean is survived by his wife Freida with whom he shared 64 years. He is also survived by his five children: son John of Ormond Beach; daughter Judi Howard; sons Jim, Jeff, and Jay - all of Jacksonville, FL. Dean is also survived by granddaughters Shannon Merriam, Sarah Downer, Lindsay Hanson, Laurie Beth, Emily, and Jordan Goodrich; and grandsons Brantley, Andy, Jordan and Joey Goodrich. He is also survived by seven great -grandchildren. Dean was loved by all who knew him. We will all miss his ready smile and cheerful presence. Dean is preceded in death by his older brother, John - a World War II Naval pilot; and his beloved grandson, Jeremy Howard. The family held a private celebration of life on Saturday, December 8th. The family wishes to extend their gratitude to all the compassionate caregivers that provided comfort and support to Dean and his family in his final days. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Odyssey Hospice of Daytona Beach, 149 South Ridgewood Avenue, Daytona Beach, FL 32114.
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Published in Daytona Beach News-Journal on Dec. 9, 2012