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.