Obituary of Edward E. Goodwin
December 16, 2018. Ed is survived by his wife Diane G. (Gilliland) Goodwin; sons, Scott (Kelly) Goodwin, Kevin (Ofelia) Goodwin, Kyle (Stefanie Taplin) Goodwin, Jeff Hopkins; 8 grandchildren; also survived by his sister, nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends.
Ed's life story will be shared during his visitation at the funeral home, Wednesday, December 19th, 2-4 & 7-9, 1411 Vintage Lane (Between 390 & Long Pond Rd.). His Funeral Service will be celebrated Thursday, December 20th, 10:30 AM at the Funeral Home, immediately followed by his entombment in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to Journey Home, 994 Long Pond Rd., Rochester., NY 14626 in his memory.
Back in his youth Edward played football at Elmira Free Academy. Years later, he and his close friend, Bill Barber decided to move to Rochester.
Edward met and married Diane. Their four sons went on to have 8 children of the own. He really loved the baby years with all of his kids and grandkids and was always their biggest fan when they played their sports.
He himself was very active in sports. He would spend 4-5 nights a week playing fastpitch softball as an lnfielder, with tournaments on the weekends. Bowling was another love of Edward’s that he enjoyed in his free time.
He played, but he also like to watch his favorites on TV. The Cubs, the Braves, the Mets and the Bills were his favorite teams. You may have also caught him watching his favorite show MASH when his teams weren’t playing. He loved music too, Country Western, Disney music and hits from the 60s-70s-80s. And then there were the trips with his wife Diane to Hawaii where they soaked up the sun and enjoyed some time together.
Edward was social, active and had a great sense of humor, a bit outspoken with a limited filter. Some of his favorite sayings: “If you’re going to cry I’ll give you something to cry about,” “Go to your room!,” and “Do as I say, not as I do.”