HR231: Celebrating the life of Robert Carey Goodman, Jr.


HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 231
Celebrating the life of Robert Carey Goodman, Jr.

 

Agreed to by the House of Delegates, February 4, 2019

 

WHEREAS, Robert Carey Goodman, Jr., who served generations of students throughout the Commonwealth and the southern United States as an educator and a school administrator, died on May 7, 2018; and

WHEREAS, a native of Broomall, Pennsylvania, Robert “Bob” Carey Goodman, Jr., attended the Friends’ Central School near Philadelphia and graduated from the University of Connecticut; and

WHEREAS, Bob Goodman served his country in the United States Army, assigned to a psychological warfare unit in Germany that produced propaganda leaflets to be dropped over Soviet-occupied Poland during the Cold War; and

WHEREAS, after his honorable military service, Bob Goodman began his long and fulfilling career in education as a math teacher and coach at Staunton Military Academy; he subsequently taught at the Christchurch School and the Collegiate School in Richmond, then served as headmaster of schools in Tennessee and Georgia; and

WHEREAS, in 1972, Bob Goodman returned to the Commonwealth as the founding headmaster of Trinity Episcopal School in Richmond, where he drew upon his own experiences as a student to craft the school’s outstanding foreign exchange program; after 14 years at Trinity Episcopal School, he accepted a position at Virginia Commonwealth University as a director of development for the performing arts; and

WHEREAS, Bob Goodman offered his leadership and expertise to the Southern Teachers Agency and the Richmond chapter of the English-Speaking Union, and he was the founding president of the James River Kiwanis Club; and

WHEREAS, after his well-earned retirement, Bob Goodman enjoyed spending time at school athletic events, concerts, and art shows, relishing every opportunity to meet with teachers, former students, and parents; and

WHEREAS, Bob Goodman will be fondly remembered and greatly missed by his wife of 62 years, Virginia; his children, Swannee, Carey, and Alice, and their families; and numerous other family members and friends; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That the House of Delegates hereby note with great sadness the loss of Robert Carey Goodman, Jr., a dedicated educator and school administrator in Richmond; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates prepare a copy of this resolution for presentation to the family of Robert Carey Goodman, Jr., as an expression of the House of Delegates’ respect for his memory.

HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 231

Offered January 28, 2019
Celebrating the life of Robert Carey Goodman, Jr.
Patrons-- Adams, D.M., Delaney and Sullivan

WHEREAS, Robert Carey Goodman, Jr., who served generations of students throughout the Commonwealth and the southern United States as an educator and a school administrator, died on May 7, 2018; and

WHEREAS, a native of Broomall, Pennsylvania, Robert “Bob” Goodman attended the Friends’ Central School near Philadelphia and graduated from the University of Connecticut; and

WHEREAS, Bob Goodman served his country in the United States Army, assigned to a psychological warfare unit in Germany that produced propaganda leaflets to be dropped over Soviet-occupied Poland during the Cold War; and

WHEREAS, after his honorable military service, Bob Goodman began his long and fulfilling career in education as a math teacher and coach at Staunton Military Academy; he subsequently taught at the Christchurch School and the Collegiate School in Richmond, then served as headmaster of schools in Tennessee and Georgia; and

WHEREAS, in 1972, Bob Goodman returned to the Commonwealth as the founding headmaster of Trinity Episcopal School in Richmond, where he drew upon his own experiences as a student to craft the school’s outstanding foreign exchange program; after 14 years at Trinity Episcopal School, he accepted a position at Virginia Commonwealth University as a director of development for the performing arts; and

WHEREAS, Bob Goodman also offered his leadership and expertise to the Southern Teachers Agency and the Richmond chapter of the English-Speaking Union, and he was the founding president of the James River Kiwanis Club; and

WHEREAS, after his well-earned retirement, Bob Goodman enjoyed spending time at school athletic events, concerts, and art shows, relishing every opportunity to meet with teachers, former students, and parents; and

WHEREAS, Bob Goodman will be fondly remembered and greatly missed by his wife of 62 years, Virginia; his children, Swannee, Carey, and Alice, and their families; and numerous other family members and friends; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That the House of Delegates hereby note with great sadness the loss of Robert Carey Goodman, Jr., a dedicated educator and school administrator in Richmond; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates prepare a copy of this resolution for presentation to the family of Robert Carey Goodman, Jr., as an expression of the House of Delegates’ respect for his memory.