Ronald P. Goodrich
1939 - 2021
BORN
1939
DIED
2021
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Ralston-Lippincott-Hasbrouck-Ingrassia Funeral Home
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Middletown, NY
Ronald P. Goodrich
July 13, 1939 - July 14, 2021
Middletown, New York
Ronald "Ron" Goodrich of Middletown, NY passed away on Wednesday, July 14, 2021 after living 82 full years of life. Ron was born July 13, 1939 in Rhinebeck. NY, the son of the late Paul Emerson Goodrich and Mary Vivian Mattison Goodrich.
Ron served his country in the United States Army, after graduating from Middletown High School in 1957. He married Vera Korman Goodrich on August 28, 1960; they moved to Tucson Arizona as he finished his Army career. In 1964 they returned to Middletown to start and build a successful construction company, Goodrich Construction Co. Inc. His son, Scott joined the business and they worked together for over 40 years. Ron never officially retired, because he said, "he was not old enough, yet".
Ron leaves a legacy of employees for whom he taught the skill of carpentry and inspired them to start their own businesses.
Ron was a hardworking man, with traditional and old school values. A faithful friend to many with a heart of gold. He always had your back, when in need. A true MAN of his word.
Ron liked to go fast, whether it was in a race car, motorcycle, boat or skiing on the slopes. He began his racing career at the age of 30, racing at the Orange County Fair Speedway and Nazareth, PA. Ron was a Daytona 500 ticket holder since 1964. He enjoyed his Wednesday night golf league at Town of Wallkill Golf Course. He continued to ski until age 80 and played golf up until three weeks ago.
Ron was the widow of Vera Korman Goodrich (September 2017). He is survived by his children, Erika Reed of Middletown, Andrea Adler-Sifre, (Rickie) of New Paltz, Scott Goodrich (Sydney) Middletown. He is also survived by his grandchildren: Corey Reed (Elizabeth), Justin Reed, Rachel Reed (Dana), Zachary Alder, Shelby Goodrich and Dylan Alder and two great-grandsons, Dean Ronald Reed and Lucas Edward Reed; his sister, Linda DuVall (Robert) of Montgomery; along with several nieces, nephews and cousins. He is predeceased by his sister, Shirley Houghtaling of Florida.
Visitation hours will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. on Sunday July 18, 2021 at the Ralston-Lippincott-Hasbrouck-Ingrassia Funeral Home, Inc. 72 West Main St. Middletown, NY. Funeral Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday July 19 at the Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Wallkill Cemetery Phillipsburg, NY.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the American Heart Association or American Diabetes Association.
Arrangements by Ralston-Lippincott-Hasbrouck-Ingrassia Funeral Home, Inc., Middletown, NY www.ocfuneralhomes.com
Published by Times Herald-Record from Jul. 16 to Jul. 17, 2021.
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19
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Dear Family, We are so sorry we are not able to attend any services as we are on vacation. I (Connie) will truly miss my dear Ron. We are members of the Denton Presbyterian Church. I live in Pennsylvania now. Ron was always concerned when I was traveling by myself back and forth to church in bad weather conditions. He always said he would pray that I would have a safe ride home. He'd also say how is my PA girl. Ron was always a true Gentlemen and a man of God. We will never forget that he always had a smile on his face. GOD LOVES YOU AND SO DO I Connie and Jack
Connie and Jack Lichtenberger
July 19, 2021
Gosh, so sorry. Ron and I go way back, probably to the 70´s / he was the customer and I worked at the lumberyard. Worked with his dad in the 60´s...my son brought his first vehicle from his son, Scott. ..I always enjoyed him , so sorry again...Dick Clauson he used always call me useless/ that was fine as he was the customer..but I set the prices...so he might paid a little more...
Dick Clauson
Work
July 18, 2021
Ron was a great guy, known him since High School, always hard working and a friend
Bob Day
Friend
July 18, 2021
We are so sorry to hear of Ron's passing. Sending prayers for all of you. He sounds like quite man. Fun loving and free spirited.
Carol Goodrich Leclair
Family
July 17, 2021
So sorry to hear of rons passing always enjoyed catching up with him at the races time to time thoughts and prayers to the Goodrich family from the Payne Family
Joey Payne
July 17, 2021
Known u for most of my life u and my dad were besties..u are a good man rest in heavenly peace..
Betty Miller Ludwigsen
Friend
July 17, 2021
I head heard of your Dad, but did not know him until he became active in the Denton Church. He was also ways smiling and always like to kid around. I will miss him. May God bless his journey to the heavenlies and his reunion with Vera.
Marsha Tyrrell
Friend
July 17, 2021
Sorry for your loss cousins. I will always remember your Dad his kindness, sense of humor and his outstanding talents. I can still see us all at your house in the 60's and 70's and beyond enjoying just being together. You are in our prayers.
Robert Florence Jr
Family
July 17, 2021
My condolences to the family.
Bobbi Constantino
July 17, 2021
My condolences to Scott, Erica & Andrea, prayers to your families. Loved your dad like my own. I will sincerely miss him deeply. Many good memories I will cherish always. I´m sure Dads enjoying his company in Heaven.
Christine Castle
Friend
July 17, 2021
Sorry for your loss. He was a very nice man and i was happy to have known him for over 40 years
Thomas Schultz
Friend
July 17, 2021
Erica, Andrea, and Scott you are in our thoughts and prayers. I will always remember your dad's big smile and kindness. Big hugs to you all.
Ronda Arnold Matthews
Friend
July 16, 2021
My most sincere sympathy to Ron's, family.
Linda Cox
Friend
July 16, 2021
Scott, Erika and Andrea I am so sorry to hear about your dad. He was a great person; always so kind.
Theresa Deacon (Battisti)
Friend
July 16, 2021
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