Robert B. “Bob” Goodrich, 60, of Rotonda West, Fla., passed away Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014.
He was born June 16, 1953, in Rahway, N.J., to Howard Sr. and Stella Goodrich.
Bob retired as a stockbroker from Morgan Stanley in 2008, and relocated to Rotonda West following his parents, who settled in Rotonda in the mid-1970s. His father, Howard B. Goodrich Sr., was known by some as Rotonda’s first Mayor. Bob met the love of his life, Nadine, through his brother and sister-in-law, Howard and Cheryl (Nadine’s sister) Goodrich. Two brothers married two sisters!
In retirement, Bob worked on completing his goal of playing every major championship golf course in the USA, and accomplished that with the exception of Saw Grass and Augusta National, but he did see a Masters there!
He is survived by his wife, Nadine; stepdaughter, Cheryl (Jason) Kuzniar of Niskayuna, N.Y.; granddaughter, Paige Kuzniar of Niskayuna; sisters, Elaine DiBello of Englewood, Fla., and Joyce (Albert) Cox of Toms River, N.J.; and brother, Howard (Cheryl) Goodrich Jr. of Rotonda West.
The Funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014, at St. Francis of Assisi in Grove City, Fla. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made in Bob’s name to St. Francis of Assisi, 5265 Placida Road, Grove City, FL 34224.
Arrangements are by Lemon Bay Funeral Home.