Obituaries September 22, 2011

Published on: September 20, 2011

Kathryn R. Minor
Kathryn Reichardt (Kay) Minor of Sun  Center, Fla., born in Sligo, Penn., joined our Father in Heaven Wed. Sept. 7, 2011. She was preceded in death by husband, Albert Sr. Survivors include two sons, Albert, Jr. (Louise) and John (Amy); six grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. As a member of the United Methodist Church of Sun City Center, she enjoyed singing in the choir. An avid golfer, she made three holes in one at ages 72, 76 and 80. She was involved in many activities including the ROA. She was an Executive Secretary for the Fenton Art Glass Company and later for Rich’s Dept. Stores. Prior to retiring, she was a member of the National Secretaries Association and won the Secretary of the Year award for the Georgia division in May 1969. Even with all her golfing and professional accomplishments, her family was her greatest pride and joy.  Her memorial service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011 at the United Methodist Church of Sun City Center 1210 Del Webb Blvd. W., Sun City Center, Fla., 33573, a reception will follow in room 30.  In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Kay may be made to the United Methodist Church of Sun City Center.

Paul Edward Goodman
Paul Edward “Benny” Goodman, successful builder and developer, passed away August 21 at LifePath Hospice in Sun City Center, Fla. with his family near, after a 92 ½ year wild ride of amazing life experiences.

He was born Jan. 8, 1919 on the family farm in Oak Harbor, Ohio to Edward W. and Matilda (Gonya) Goodman. He was preceded in death by his parents and his daughter Paula Forsythe, as well as his siblings, Leona DaRooge, John Goodman, Marie Twynham, Genevra Goodman, and a brother Peter (James) Goodman.  He is survived by his best friend and wife of nearly 70 years Jeanne (Mittan) Goodman, and a daughter Bethann Close and her husband Geoff of Virginia. Also surviving are grandchildren Marcia (Steve) Smith and Jackie (Kevin) Adams of Florida, Vanessa (Greg) Rubino of North Carolina, and Megan Close of California. Paul was fortunate and thrilled to have been able to meet and play with his great-grandchildren Paul and Grace Rubino, who also survive.

He met Jeanne in 1938 at a skating rink, and they were married Sept. 25, 1941. Their first daughter Paula was born in August 1942, and Bethann, their second daughter, arrived in March of 1948.

He served for three years during World War II with the 1881st Aviation Engineers Division A group stationed in the Philippines, Australia and New Guinea. He and his team built Clark Field’s landing strips and military residences, offices and operations buildings under the direction of General Douglas MacArthur.  Many of these structures are still operational today.

After the war, he returned to Fremont, Ohio starting his own company, Paul Goodman Homebuilder in the early 1950’s. He was a private airplane pilot, and had a boat afloat for most of his life in either Lake Erie or Tampa Bay. An avid golfer, he enjoyed playing 18 holes most days after he retired in the early 1980s, achieving the elusive Hole-In-One —three times. He was a Tennessee Squire and a Kentucky Gentleman. He and Jeanne were world travelers, visiting 35 foreign countries, and all 50 of the United States.

The family would like to thank LifePath Hospice Cranberry Team, and Dr. Mathews, and the staff at South Bay Hospital, plus a special thank you to the staff at Sun City Senior Living. A private ceremony was held in Ohio in late August. Memorial contributions to honor Paul’s life can be made to the Shiner’s Hospitals for Children. ( or mail to Shriners Hospitals for Children, Office of Development, 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, Florida 33607).