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Larry Goodwin

April 16, 2018
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Larry Goodwin, age 70, of Burnsville, NC, passed away on Monday, April
16, 2018 unexpectedly after a brief illness at Mission Memorial
Hospital in Asheville. A native of Wilmington, IL, he was born in
Joliet, IL to the late Frank and Winnifred Goodwin. He served in the
Air Force (Montauk NY) during Vietnam and worked on radars. He
received a M.S. in Computer Science from Binghamton University and
worked for many years providing computer programming support services.
Larry was a passionate political activist and frequently attended
marches in Washington DC with his wife. He was an avid sports
enthusiast and played Ultimate Frisbee, soccer and football with the
same group for about 40 years on Sunday mornings. He was an adventurer
who enjoyed skydiving (over 200 jumps), geocaching, scuba diving,
basketball, skiing, and hiking with his dog Molly. He loved music and
dancing and was adored by his canine companions.  Larry was active in
Amateur Radio communities and ran groups in the Washington DC area and
was involved with a local Bakersville,NC group. He was instrumental in
setting up radio antennas to facilitate emergency communications. He
was predeceased by Jingles, Muffin, Arf, and Murphy.


             Left to cherish his memories is his loving wife of 33 years, Karen
Kleinsteiber Goodwin; sons: Devin Brock Goodwin of Mt. Airy, MD and
Ryan Logan Goodwin of Burnsville; his twin sister, Linda Goodwin Traub
(Jim) of Monticello IL and brothers: John B. Goodwin of Wilmington IL
and Phil Goodwin ( Chris) also of Wilmington IL. A number of nieces
and nephews and his beloved hiking companion, Molly, also survive. He
was loved by all and will be greatly missed.

            At his request no formal
arrangements are being made; informal life celebrations may take place
in several states, at a later date. It would please Larry to know his
family and friends will support each other and also continue to
support the causes they believe in, working to make the world better.

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