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John Frederick "Rick" Goodman

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John Frederick "Rick" Goodman

John Frederick "Rick" Goodman of Mercer Island, WA died peacefully on Wednesday, January 2, 2013 surrounded by his loving family.

Mr. Goodman was born on June 20, 1942, in Philadelphia, PA as the only child of Julius "Bud" Goodman and Margaret Graham McCrea. Mr. Goodman had a long and distinguished career as an executive in the transportation industry, a career that moved him across the country on two occasions, first from Philadelphia to Los Angeles and then from New York City to Seattle.

While living in Philadelphia he met his future wife of 44 years, Diane Carwithen Fuller, they were married in Los Angeles in July of 1968. They were blessed with two loving sons, Hunter Graham and Peter Van Court.

Anyone who had the pleasure of meeting Rick would know two things about him very shortly thereafter, first he was from Philadelphia (he may have left Philly but Philly never left him) and second his love of golf. Rick could be found every Wednesday and Saturday on the fairways of Sahalee or Aldarra. For the last decade or so, Rick and Diane would take their passion to the warmer confines of Palm Desert, California during the winter months to better perfect their games.

In addition to his love of golf, he was always committed to his sons' endeavors, he coached them, sponsored their teams and always inspired them to enjoy competition and the lessons it provided in life. Rick loved his family and spending time with them, whether at an M's game, on the golf course or simply taking in a USC football game, he loved to be with Diane and the boys.

He is survived by his wife Diane, his two sons Hunter and Peter and their wives Sarah and Beth and three grandchildren, Audrey, Grayson and Caroline.

A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at 3:00 PM at Emmanuel Episcopal Church on Mercer Island.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to:

The Virginia Mason Foundation

John F. "Rick" Goodman Memorial

P.O. Box 1930


Seattle, WA 98111
Published in The Seattle Times on Jan. 6, 2013
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