John F. Goodell, 75, of School Street in Springwater died Saturday (Dec. 12, 1992) at Noyes Memorial Hospital in Dansville following a long illness.
Born Oct. 5, 1917 in Groveland Station, he was the son of Harvey and Frances Grimes Goodell.
He married Betty Miller, who survives, on June 13, 1942 in Wayland.
He was a World War II veteran serving in the U.S. Army as a tank gunner. He was also a machine operator at the Foster Wheeler Co., retiring in 1979.
He was a member of the Springwater American Legion No. 905, a Senior Life Member of the Springwater Rod & Gun Club and also a member of the Geneseo National War Plane Museum.
He was predeceased by a son, John F. Goodell Jr. on November 14, 1955, and also his brother Francis J. Goodell on Oct. 21, 1990.
Survivors include his wife, Betty; a son, Frederick (Ted) of Dansville; two grandsons; a brother, Gerald Goodell of Buffalo; two sisters, Mary Didas of Livonia and Margaret Shepard of Fort Walton Beach, Fla.; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Arrangements were by the Walter E. Baird & Sons Funeral Home in Wayland where a service was held Wednesday with the Rev. Venessa Lee and the Rev. Donald Lain officiating. Burial was in Mt. Vernon Evergreen Cemetery in Springwater.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Springwater Ambulance (SAVES) or the charity of the donor’s choice.
Betty F. Goodell, age 87, passed away peacefully Thursday, September 20, 2007 at the Livingston County Skilled Nursing Facility in Mt. Morris.
Betty was born July 25, 1920 in Buffalo, a daughter of Edmund J. & M. Ethel (Toale) Miller Sr. She was a 1939 graduate of the Wayland High School. She was employed at Miller Manufacturing in Springwater with her father where they made fishing spoons. She also worked as an assembler at C.F. Cannon Co. in Springwater for many years. She married John F. Goodell Sr. on June 13, 1942; he predeceased her on December 12, 1992. In addition to her husband, she was also predeceased by a son John F. Goodell Jr. on November 14, 1955.
Betty was a member of the Springwater United Methodist Church and she was a former Asst. Cub Scout Leader. She enjoyed cooking, traveling to the Adirondack Mountains and the Thousand Islands, but most of all she loved spending time with her family.
She is survived by her son, Frederick Ted (Kathleen) Goodell of Dansville; 2 grandsons, Jason (Kerrie) Goodell of Florida & Eric Goodell of Dansville; 1 great grandson, Brody Karcewski of Florida; 1 sister, Dorothy Wambold of Henrietta; several nieces, nephews, cousins and her favorite pet Tigger.
Friends may call 2-4 & 7-9 pm, Sunday at the Walter E. Baird & Sons Funeral Home, 100 E. Naples St., Wayland, where funeral services will be held 11 am, Monday. Burial will be in Mt. Vernon Evergreen Cemetery, Springwater.
Contributions may be made to Springwater Fire Dept. Ambulance or the Springwater United Methodist Church in memory of Betty F. Goodell. Those who wish to light a memory candle for Betty may do so at www.bairdfuneralhomes.com