Jack Goodman

July 30, 1918June 5, 2018

Jack Goodman was born on July 30, 1918 and passed away on June 5, 2018 in Irvine, California.


  • Funeral Service Monday, June 11, 2018

Jack Goodman

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With deep sadness, Paragon Building Products announces the passing of its founder, Mr. Jack Goodman, on June 5th, 2018 at the age of 99. Jack was a veteran of World War II. After selling his successful paint store in New York, Jack, Frances, and their sons moved to California in 1960, where he founded Ajax Cement, the forerunner of Paragon Building Products. Jack was a pioneer in the industry, being the first to introduce many practices which then became industry standards.

Jack is survived by his sons Arthur, Richard and Jeffrey, grandchildren, Rachel Burch, Elena Singletary, David Goodman, Daniel Goodman, Rivka Shore, Joshua Goodman and Danielle Goodman and nine great-grandchildren. He was preceded by his wife Frances and grandson Brett. Funeral services will be held at Pacific View Memorial Park, 3500 Pacific View Drive, Corona del Mar (Newport Beach) at 2:00 pm on Monday, June 11th, 2018.

The family has asked that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Jack Goodman Memorial Fund of the Jewish National Fund in Jack's memory (800) 542-8733 or