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Gerald Goodman

May 4, 1932 — December 21, 2014

Goodman, Gerald "Jerry" F.
Age 82, passed away on Sunday, December 21, 2014 with his loving family by his side. He was born on May 4, 1932 to Dolph and Mildred (Boulerice) Goodman of Plattsburgh, NY. He was a farmer as he was growing up and was a graduate of Altona Central High School (Altona, NY) and TV-I (Albuquerque, NM.) Mr. Goodman was a highly decorated Korean and Vietnam Veteran. He retired from the US Air Force as a Master Sergeant after 21 years of proud service. He was, also a senior supervisor for GTE Lenkurt, a materials manager and supervisor for Plastech Corporation, as well as a mailman. He was an outdoorsman who enjoyed fishing, hunting and camping and was a member of the American Legion, Albuquerque Friends Church, and contributed to St. Jude, the Cancer Association, Disabled Veterans, and the Easter Seals. He was the longest surviving heart transplant survivor. His favorite quotation comes from the words to TAPS, "Day is done, gone the sun from the lake, from the hill, from the sky. All's well, safely rest, God is nigh. Thanks and praise, for our days, 'neath the sun, 'neath the stars, 'neath the sky. As we go, this we know, God is nigh. Amen." Mr. Goodman was preceded in death by his parents, Dolph and Mildred Goodman. He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Betty Goodman, of Albuquerque, NM; children, Daniel Goodman, of Albuquerque, NM, Sheila Goodman of Huntington Beach, CA, Steven Goodman and wife, Sonia, of Albuquerque, NM, Jeffrey Goodman, of Albuquerque, NM; stepdaughters, Cheryl Vargas, of Albuquerque, NM, and Laurie Brown, of Albuquerque, NM; 10 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren. Viewing and Visitation will be held from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM on Tuesday, December 23, 2014 at Strong-Thorne Mortuary, 1100 Coal Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM. The Graveside Service with Military Honors will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, December 24, 2014 at Fairview Memorial Park, 700 Yale Ave SE, Albuquerque. To view information or leave a condolence, please visit www.danielsfuneral.com Strong-Thorne Life Events Center
1100 Coal Ave SE
Albuquerque, NM 87106
505-842-8800

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Visitation

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Mountain time)

Strong - Thorne Life Event Center

1100 Coal Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106

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Graveside Service

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Starts at 11:00 am (Mountain time)

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