John    R.
Greece: Suddenly, Thursday, August 30, 2012. Predeceased by his mother, Weva Jean Lawson; sister, Judy Goodwin; step-father, Jimmy Thompson. Survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Jeanne Goodwin; children, Laurie (Ahad) Kamal, Suzanne (Peter) Maxim, James (Molly) Goodwin; 10 grandchildren; brother, Jeff (Candy) Thompson; sister, Jennifer Lee (Christian) Leinbach; several nieces, nephews and dear friends. John was an Army Veteran who served in Vietnam. He was a retiree of Eastman Kodak Company and the Rochester City School District. John was an amazing, loving, caring and giving husband, father and friend. He will be missed by everyone who knew him. Friends may call Wednesday (Sept 5th) 4-6 PM at Vay-Schleich & Meeson Funeral Home 1075 Long Pond Road, Greece Chapel. Private Interment, Riverside Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to Macular Degeneration in his memory. For more information or to sign John's guestbook, please visit

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  1. Dear Goodwin Family:
    Although you do not know me, I knew John. I was the instructor he had when he completed the H&R Block Income Tax Course back a few years ago. I remember John fondly as a great student with an inquisitive mind. His participation in class along with his wonderful personality was appreciated by not only myself but by the other students as well. Those traits are what made him successful in his seasonal career and I am sure in his life as well. John often shared with us the pride and love he had for his family. He was a wonderful man and I am grateful that I had the opportunity to meet and work with him. My heartfelt condolences to all of those, including myself, who are now mourning his passing.

  2. dear jeanne and family,
    I was so sorry to hear of Bob’s sudden passing.
    I have know both of you and your children Suzanne and Jim for many years.
    May the memories you have of him sustain you through this time.
    Mary Lou

  3. God bless your family. I work with Suzanne and my family is praying for yours. May God’s grace be sufficient to each of you.
    Tanya Homer

  4. hi jeanne/jeff/jenifer, i am bobby’s cousin. while its been several years since i saw him, i am sorry to hear of his passing. always remember him as he was the 1st of my cousins group-he was the one the rest of us always looked up to-if he got away with it, we know we could also. my thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of loss. god bless

  5. Jeanne and family,
    We are incredibly saddened by your lose of John. Our throught and prayers are with you. ~Marilyn & Jeff

  6. Jeanne,
    We are deeply saddened by your sudden loss. Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers now and in the future. May you find some peace in the many good memories you have of John and the many adventures you shared together. God Bless. Jean & Tom

  7. May God bless and comfort the family. John was a colleague in the Rochester City School District and a fellow math teacher. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  8. Our thoughts and prayers go to you and your family. We are incredibly saddened by Bob’s passing. Love you, Jeanne. Rosanne and Sam Hodgetts

  9. To Goodwin Family: I read of your loss, and would like to offer my condolences. Recently, I lost a member of my family, unexpectedly, and I understand the grief and sorrow that you and your family are feeling at this time. Although words cannot fill the emptiness of your loss, I would like to share with you a promise that has helped me. It is found at John 5:28,29. ‘ All those in the memorial tombs will hear His (JESUS ) voice, and come out to a resurrection of life…’ May I assure you, I am not trying to give or change your religion. The pain of loss is felt, regardless of religion. May you be strengthened and comforted by friends and family through this VERY DIFFICULT time.

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