JOHN “GOODY” GOODRICH
Born: August 7, 1961
Died: October 24, 2014
Visitation: Sunday, November 2, 2014 from 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Funeral Service: Monday, November 3, 2014
Prayers begin at 9:15 at Michaels Funeral Home
Funeral Mass: begins at 10:00 am
St. Matthew Catholic Church
1001 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg
Interment: Maryhill Cemetery, Niles, IL
John “Goody” Goodrich, 53, a resident of Schaumburg, was born on August 7, 1961 in Chicago to the late Robert and Niesje (nee Coughlin) and passed away after illness on October 24, 2014.
John was a cashier at Jewel for many years. He was an avid fisherman, camper and golfer. He was a passionate White Sox and sports fan and was a Little League baseball coach. He loved cooking and especially grilling. He was gregarious and humorous and his personality symbolized who he was while enriching all of the lives that he touched. Some of his famous quotes were, “You can call me Greatness”,“I was put here to make people laugh” and “I am a lesbian in a man’s body”. He had a heart of gold, was very much loved and will be terribly missed by all.
John was the adoring husband of Mary (nee Jewula) for 17 years; beloved brother of Peter (the late Peggy), Kenny (Gina), Daniel (Jackie), Jenny Post, Betsy Johnson, Katie (Mike) Gomoluch, Aimee (Roy) Dickey, and Gretchen (Brad) Harvey; proud uncle and great-uncle of many nieces and nephews, fond brother-in-law, good friend and neighbor, he will also be missed by his “best friend”“Lucky”.
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