Celebrating the life of Benjamin Goodman
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August 17, 1942- April 25, 2012
Benjamin Goodman, a resident of Middletown for twenty-one years, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, April 25th at Orange Regional Medical Center with his loving family by his side. He was 69 years old.
The son of the late Alison and Lena Goodman, he was born on August 17, 1942 in the Bronx.
Ben met his future wife, Gail Barrett, at Christopher Columbus High School and soon after graduation they were married in the Bronx. They shared forty nine special years together.
He was in sales, most recently employed by Levitz Furniture in Paramus, N J. Ben succeeded in every aspect of his life because of his good nature, generous ways, dependability, loyalty to family and friends, his great sense of humor and wonderful gift of gab. All of these attributes he shared while volunteering at ORMC.
Ben is survived by his devoted wife Gail at home, his loving children; Alyssa and her husband David Cohen and Steven and his wife Melissa and his most cherished granddaughter, Morgan.
He is further survived by two brothers; Sheldon and Robert and many friends.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, April 28th from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m at Applebee-McPhillips Funeral Home, Inc., 130 Highland Avenue, Middletown, NY 10940. A Funeral Service of Remembrance will be held at 8:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Cremation will take place at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, donations in Ben’s name may be made to the Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, 100 Woods Place, Westchester Medical Center, Valhalla, NY 10595. Arrangements are under the direction of Applebee-McPhillips Funeral Home, Inc. www.applebeemcphillips.com
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