Born in Camden, NJ, the first child of Anna and William Goodwin (both deceased). Bill is survived by his wife Deborah (Debbie) Lovett Lombardi Goodwin; brother, Robert Goodwin; sisters: Charlene Goodwin-Corbett and Susanne Goodwin; daughter Carol Goodwin; sons Michael Goodwin and Joseph Lombardi; 5 granddaughters, 3 great grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews, close friends, and brother knights. He enlisted in the Air Force right after High School in 1969. Bill served in combat in Bien Hoa, Vietnam, and was stationed in multiple locations in the US as well as: Italy, Japan, and Greece with his last assignment at Joint Base Andrews. During his 24 years of service, he completed his education and received a master’s in Organizational Development. He retired September 1993 at the rank of Senior Master Sargent. Bill then pursued a career in Organizational Development working first as a consultant for the National Guard, an employee at the U.S. Post Office and then as a federal employee at the Department of State and the Department of Agriculture where he had to retire in 2011 due to his diagnoses of dementia. Bill is a member of the American Legion Post 0082 in La Plata, MD; Air Force Sargent’s Association; Knights of Columbus: Maurice J. McDonough Council 12128, Pomfret, MD, and a 4th Degree Knight and Color Corp: St. Thomas Manor Assembly 382, in Port Tobacco, MD and was a volunteer at Malcom Grow Medical Center on Andrews. Bill loved music and singing, and everyone loved his deep bass voice. He also was a talented musician playing: the accordion, guitar, drums, harmonica, and organ. Bill was very active in his church: Saint Joseph’s Catholic Church, Pomfret, MD (lector and sang in the choir) and in the Knights of Columbus. As a knight he served in numerous positions, including three times as Grand Knight and twice as Color Corp Commander. Alzheimer’s disease is one of the worst diseases known to mankind!!! It robbed Bill of his musical talents, his intelligence, his humor, his creativity, his kindness, his appetite, his enjoyment of life, and his ability to love, spend time and travel on adventures with his family. Bill has been and will continue to be missed terribly by us all! We are sure you are in heaven and that we will see you there once we get there. Rest in peace! We are requesting that instead of flowers a donation be made in Bill’s memory to the Alzheimer's Foundation of America; 322 Eighth Ave., 7th floor.; New York, NY 10001; to help with research to find a cure for this devastating disease.
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