Thomas J. Goodwin, Philadelphia firefighter

August 27, 2013
Thomas J. Goodwin

Mr. Thomas J. Goodwin, 66, of Millsboro, formerly of Philadelphia, Pa., passed away Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013. Tom was born in Philadelphia Aug. 15, 1947, to the late Thomas and Rose McGinn Goodwin.

He retired after 37 years of service as a Philadelphia firefighter, Engine No. 3.  He was also a former recording secretary for Firefighters Local 22 for 10 years.

He enjoyed fishing, hunting, woodworking and refinishing furniture. Tom liked to tease and was a funny man who could always make you laugh.  He had the biggest heart of anybody you would have known.

He is survived by his wife of 10 years, Virginia C. Goodwin of Millsboro; three children: two sons, Shawn Goodwin and his wife Leanne of Philadelphia, and Christopher Goodwin and his wife Kimberly of Chalfont, Pa., and a daughter, Allison Goodwin of Philadelphia; a sister, Helene Clausz and her husband Harry; five grandchildren, Kyle, Eric, Kevin, Julia and Shannon. He is also survived by five nieces and nephews; one great-nephew; one great-niece; extended family members, friends and fellow firefighters.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 4, at  Watson Funeral Home, 211 S. Washington St., Millsboro, where family and friends may call after 1 p.m. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Charitable Trust, c/o Local 22 Widow’s Fund, 415 N. 5th St., Philadelphia, PA 19123.

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