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On October 11, 2012, ROY GORDON GOODRICH died in his home in Washington, DC at the age of 74. He was born in Dallas, Texas to Flora F. Goodrich and Hale C. Goodrich, raised in Shreveport, Louisiana and resided in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and Washington, DC. He is survived by his wife, Gretchen Goodrich; brother, Gary Goodrich; his children, Laurann Goodrich, Kate Goodrich and Andrew Goodrich; stepson, Chris Schwenke; and his grandchildren, Elizabeth Keith, Kemper
Schwenke and Webb Schoonmaker. He was a professor of Physics at Louisiana State University, where he taught and studied Condensed Matter Physics for 43 years. His accomplishments as a teacher and researcher are world renowned in his field and include: Professor Emeritus, Ball Family Professor Emeritus, Felloe of the American Physical Society, Department Chair, Distinguished Faculty Award. He achieved the first patent awarded to Louisiana State University and in 1995 was a member of a team of researchers who created a new state of matter called the Vigner Crystal. He was frequently published throughout his career, including articles in Physics Today and Nature. He was a beloved husband, father, friend, colleague and teacher. He had a wonderful sense of humor, loved to travel and was a jolly and jovial Santa each year. He will be sorely missed. A Memorial will be held Saturday, November 24, 2012 at 11 a.m. in the chapel of The People's Congregational United Church of Christ, 4704 - 13th St., N.W. Donations may be made to the American Association of the Advancement of Science:

Published in The Washington Post from Nov. 10 to Nov. 11, 2012
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