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Woodstock Funeral Home

8855 Main Street, Woodstock, GA

OBITUARY

Rodney Aaron Goodhart

November 2, 1938September 3, 2013

Rodney Aaron Goodhart Born in Reading, PA on November 2, 1938 Passed Away in Kennesaw, GA on September 3, 2013

He is survived by his loving family: His wife and the love of his life for over 60 years - Regina Maley Goodhart His three children - Andrea Goodhart Back, Deanna Goodhart King and Mark Goodhart The spouses of his children - Mike Back, Donald King and Heather Jacobs Goodhart His Grandchildren: Alexandra King, Katie Back, Andrew King and Connor Back

Rodney spent over 30 years working in sales for the Proctor & Gamble Company in both Maryland and Ohio. After a 10 year “retirement” from P&G he rejoined the company in a part time role in Atlanta, GA, a position that he continued to serve through last week.

Rodney was a sergeant in the United States Air Force Drum and Bugle Corps stationed at Andrews Air Force Base in Washington, D.C. He was an accomplished percussion instructor, arranger and judge for over 30 years and credited for his work during Drum Corps International’s formative years.

In lieu of flowers the Goodhart family suggests donations to either Hillside United Methodist Church Music Ministry in Woodstock, GA or to the activity that Rod and his family has loved for many years - Drum Corps International . A memorial fund will help provide scholarships for musicians participating in drum corps across the country. Please make contributions to Drum Corps International in honor of Rodney Goodhart. Call – DCI, Kara Haughey 317-275-1225 or Email friends@dci.org (subject line Donation in honor of Rodney Goodhart).

Services

  • Memorial Service Saturday, September 7, 2013
  • Gathering of Family and Friends Saturday, September 7, 2013

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Greg Foster

January 18, 2014

Sorry to hear about your father. And I apologize for signing late as I just read about this. I was fortunate to have marched in the Toppers in Baltimore in 1979 when Rod was teaching them. I marched with them through 1981 and then was fortunate enough to have him Judge a DCA contest where I marched in 1983 while in the Bushwackers. I think I even have an old cassette of his from DCI finals in 1979 where he recorded the North Star. You can clearly hear him talking to the other judges about how well they did on the field that year. After the 1979 DCI finals he showed up in Baltimore at Topper's rehearsal and declared, "That's right! It was my 2 tenths of a point that cost North Star the drum caption award! And I don't want to talk about it!" Fond memories and a very talented percussion teacher and judge.

October 1, 2013

To Jeannie and the entire Goodhart Family,
You have my deepest sympathy. Rodney(Rod), was like family to me and that's the way I was always treated. We had lots of laughs and fun times. Thanks to Rod, the Pittsburgh Rockets Drumline, through the 60's, had much respectability and high drum scores. I will never forget you my drum corps brother! Remember, "You'll never walk alone"! Lou Palombo, Pittsburgh, PA

Reed Williams

September 28, 2013

Rod was a special person and dear friend of mine. I will miss him but know that he will greet me with that huge smile of his at those pearly gates someday! He will, then, tell me all the answers to all the questions we had in bible study together!

Thomas(Tommy) Redcay

September 27, 2013

Im Thomas Redcay,Rodney and I were in the Reading high school band (both drummers)when I graduated I went to the Navy school of music,he lived on north 9th street and my wife to be and still is lived at 8th and spring.i can be reached at 904 736-8344.So sorry for your loss.

September 26, 2013

I knew Rod as a drum judge when I taught Phantom Regiment's drumline during the 1972-75 drum corps seasons. Peace to you all. --Jim Nevermann, Langley WA

September 20, 2013

Andrea - So very sorry to hear of your father's passing. I only met him once back in 73' but I recall being most impressed. All the best to you and yours.

Christopher E. Skoog (Honolulu, HI)

Bonnie Martin

September 19, 2013

A special man whom I will always remember. Miss you, my friend, but will see you again one day.

Sue Carol Leiby Paul

September 13, 2013

To Jeanne and family, We remember him as Ronnie in the West Reading Police Cadets where it started for us. Please accept my prayers for you and your family on the loss of a great guy.

Gerry Mosser Egan

September 13, 2013

Dear Jeannie and all your family, Sincere sympathy in the loss of your beloved, "Ronnie". I have so many wonderful memories of the fun days with you in the "West Reading Police Cadets". God bless all of you during these difficult days.

Kirt Bevill

September 12, 2013

Though I never met Mr Goodhart, you can tell alot about a person just by meeting their family. Knowing Don & Deanna King, you can tell that Rod was a good man with strong family bonds. Lean on each other in these hard times, all of you will be in our thoughts and prayers.
The lose of a parent is hard on all involved. But try and remember all of the good times that were shared with him. --- Psalm 9:9 “The LORD also will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble.” (KJV)

FROM THE FAMILY