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George Goodrich

November 13, 1969 ~ February 24, 2022 (age 52)

Obituary

On February 24th, 2022, Trooper 1st Class George Benjamin Goodrich (Ret.), 52, of Cape Coral, Florida (formerly of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) passed away at Gulf Coast Regional Medical Center in Fort Myers, Florida. This was a result of a hit and run accident while riding on his motorcycle. George served for twenty years honorably in the Pennsylvania State Police having entered service in 1992 with the 86th Cadet Class, and retiring in 2012. George had called Troop “A” Indiana, PA. Barracks home for many years and ultimately ended up retiring from Troop “A” Headquarters in Greensburg, Pennsylvania. He worked in Organized Crime and Patrol.  In 2013, George was brought into the Oil and Gas industry where he excelled. For the past three years, he worked as a NACE II Coatings Inspector for the PII in Baytown, Beaumont, and Baton Rouge. George was sought after and took pride in his role. He was meticulous and ensured that the work performed was fit for service with the company’s and public’s expectations in mind. His successes were derived from being a lifetime learner, participating with the team to resolve challenges, and the enjoyment of working people who shared the same mindset. He was a great person and enjoyed working with everyone on the teams. George came from a Gold Star Family. He is preceded in death by his brother Staff Sergeant Joseph P. Goodrich, United States Marine Corps, who was killed in combat in 2005 in Hit, Iraq. His father James (USMC WWII) and Mother Patricia Goodrich. He is survived by his son Ryan Goodrich and Ryan's mother Rhonda; his brother Jim (Ellen) Goodrich, and the hundreds of people that had the privilege of calling him a friend.  Friends received at the John J. Gmiter Funeral Home, Ltd., 119 South 15th Street, Pittsburgh on Tuesday, March 8, 2022 from 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm.  Mass of Christian Burial at St. Adalbert Catholic Church, 160 South 15th Street, Pittsburgh on Wednesday, March 9, 2022 at 10:00 am.  Interment at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery.      

 

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Services

Visitation
Tuesday
March 8, 2022

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
John J. Gmiter Funeral Home, Ltd
119 S Fifteenth St
Pittsburgh, PA 15203

Visitation
Tuesday
March 8, 2022

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
John J. Gmiter Funeral Home, Ltd
119 S Fifteenth St
Pittsburgh, PA 15203

Mass of Christian Burial
Wednesday
March 9, 2022

10:00 AM
St. Adalbert Catholic Church (Pittsburgh)

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