Roderick L. Goodman Sr.

February 1, 1944May 25, 2018
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Roderick L. Goodman was born on February 1, 1944 in Rome, New York and passed away on May 25, 2018 in Los Alamitos, California


  • Memorial Service Friday, June 15, 2018

Roderick L. Goodman Sr.

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Wilma Goodman

June 25, 2018

In addition to his parents, Roderick was preceded in death by four siblings, Roy, Jr., Catherine Elizabeth, Richard William, and Cynthia Ann.
Roderick leaves to cherish their memories: his wife, Delia Goodman, his children, Roderick Leslie Goodman (Jr.), CA, Noemi Degante of Garden Grove, CA and Daniel Degante of Garden Grove, CA, Renee L. Wheaton, Anthony (Tony) D. Wheaton; sisters, Linda Goodman of Crestview, FL.; Fern (Raymond) Campbell of Baltimore, MD; Sherilyn Barksdale of Chicago, IL.; and Wilma (Loretta) Goodman of Niskayuna, NY; brothers Wayne (Augusta) Goodman of Phoenix, AZ.; Winston (Denise) Goodman of Phenix City, AL; Bruce Goodman of Waldorf, MD; a grandson, Niklas Goodman of Palo Alto, CA. and in addition 4 grandsons and a host of nieces and nephews, other family members and friends.

Roy Browning

June 14, 2018

I remember when I came to visit in the summer of 1998 it was great! He took me to Tijauna and showed some nice places in California. He was a great man and will truly be missed.

Miss You Uncle Roddy!

Elaine Goodman

June 13, 2018

We had a wonderful life together for over 14 years. He was the best father to my children. He lived my his name “GOODIE GOODMAN”. This would be a much better world to live in if there were more MEN like Mr. Roderick L. Goodman

Elizabeth (Libby) Kent

June 13, 2018

Delia and Siblings,

May the Lord comfort you during this time.

Roddy (Goodie) will surely be missed.

Goodie, Ezzard and Mom used to ride bikes together; hang out at Marie Callendars for their Sour Cream Apple or Sour Cream Cherry pie. Us kids never had a slice or taste; they would eat the whole thing. Then, would share the story; it brought them joy (laughter).

I remember his laughter and serious conversations he had with my dad (1st cousin).

May our memories bring you peace.

Praying in Jesus name,


Betty Robbins

June 4, 2018

Delia and Roddy's Entire Family:

May God comfort you in your sorrow now, and in the difficult days to come. We are so sorry for your loss. Roddy was a very kind and gentle man. He never had a harsh word to say about anyone. He will be missed, but be comforted that Roddy is safely in God's loving arms.

God bless you.

Love ,

Cousins Betty , Sonny, Phyllis, Peggy , Carolyn, and Leon

Loretta Keenan

June 4, 2018

Roddy was a kind and gentle man. Just ask anyone who was lucky enough to know him. From the minute I first met him he made me feel welcomed and accepted . When Roddy and Delia met up with Wilma and I in Las Vegas and we spent a wonderful fun weekend together. Attending Rod and Delias wedding was very special. You could see the love they shared and it just made you happy to be witnessing the beginning of a wonderful married life!
Rod your kind spirit will be sorely missed. You were a very special man.
RIP sweet Roddy

Wima Goodman

June 4, 2018

“Hey Big Brother! Hey Little Sister!” This is how Roddy and I always greeted each other. He was the oldest and I am the youngest of 8. Roddy left our family home for the US Navy when I was very young. We didn’t see much of each other until my mother told us both that she’d like for us to get to know each other better because we were a lot alike. We did just that and I’m so thankful. He was a very quick ally and supporter in my life. We enjoyed many chats on the phone and saw each other whenever we could especially at family gatherings. I found Roddy to be a kind gentle man. I told him one time that he was a true gentleman as I watched him open the car door for Delia. He told me that our father thought him that and he always treated with respect. When I’d put pictures of flowers in facebook he’d always comment how beautiful they were and he was glad that our mother taught him to appreciate nature. The night before my big brother passed, we were speaking via phone. He told me how happy he was to have so many people who love and pray for him. He told me he read everything people had written to and about him. He told me he was happy that his life turned out the way it did. My last words to him were “love ya Big Brother and he responded, Love you too Little Sister. ” Until we meet again Big Brother

Wilma Goodman

June 3, 2018

To me, this photo taken by someone in Delia’s circle, is how I remember my big brother. A big smile. Happy to be surrounded by people who loved him. Amongst the beauty of flowers, blue skies and sun. Appreciating all the Heavenly Father and Angels show us everyday.
We’ll miss you Big Brother but I’m so thankful for the time you were here to touch the hearts and lives of so many including mine.

Wilma Goodman

June 3, 2018

United States Navy
Machinist Mate 2nd (MM2)

Wilma Goodman

June 3, 2018

Instant friends: Roddy with our oldest sister Linda way back before the rest of us were born. They were and remained close through the rest of their lives.