Richard V. Goodwin
Gates - Passed away peacefully at UR Strong Memorial Palliative Care Unit.
Richard was born November 13, 1946 in Galway, Ireland, immigrated to the United States and lived in Canandaigua, NY for several years.
Richard was an avid reader, especially world history. He graduated from Aquinas Institute Rochester, NY. Upon being drafted for the Viet Nam War, he enlisted in the United States Navy and served aboard the USS Enterprise CVN65 in the Tonkin Gulf as a jet mechanic and flew on rescue missions in Viet Nam.
Survived by son, Richard II (Lisa Hincke) and grandchildren Brandi, Deone and Richie; siblings, Therese (John) Delbridge, Mary (Dan) Barnard, Sarah (Bob) Echter, Jim, John (Linda) and Peter; nieces, nephews. Predeceased by parents Jim & Mai Goodwin, sisters Nuala Manzolati, Ann Rozzi.
The family is sincerely grateful to all the medical & support staff at Highland and UR Strong Memorial Hospitals and the Palliative Care Unit at Strong during Richard's brave battle with cancer.
As a member of the UR Anatomical Gift program, Richard was proud to designate his body to science in the light of assisting medicine for the good of humankind.
Those wishing to honor Richard, please consider Golisano Children's Hospital 150 Crittenden Blvd Rochester NY 14642.
A memorial service will be held at a future date at the convenience of family.
Published in Rochester Democrat And Chronicle from Nov. 19 to Nov. 20, 2020.