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RIP Irwin Goodman

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RIP Irwin Goodman

Postby Thusnelda » Tue Sep 01, 2009 8:52 am

Really? Nobody's put this up yet?

In a world ("In a world....") where many people think that "public service" is synonymous with grandstanding, Irv and Bob remind us what a community is all about.

I've had the pleasure of living near them for several years, and both of them were charming, spirited and -- above all -- friendly, right up until the end. I'm just heartbroken for Bob.

The obituary (here) notes that the United Way has designated his birthday, July 1, as "Irwin A. and Robert D. Goodman Day." I hope lots of people pitch in next year. Quantifying what they've done for Madison is impossible.

State Journal story here.
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Re: RIP Irwin Goodman

Postby EastSideTom » Tue Sep 01, 2009 9:43 am

In lieu of flowers, the family says "Watch Wheel of Fortune."
RIP
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Re: RIP Irwin Goodman

Postby Violet_Skye » Tue Sep 01, 2009 1:51 pm

Another icon of my childhood gone...rest in peace, Mr. Goodman. You really were one.
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Re: RIP Irwin Goodman

Postby mrak » Tue Sep 01, 2009 2:13 pm

"Pillar of the community" is one of those phrases that gets tossed around so lightly that it threatens to lose its impact.

But if anyone has earned that title here in Madison, the Goodman brothers have.

Sorry to learn of Irwin's passing. His good works will continue to enrich Madison for generations to come.
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Re: RIP Irwin Goodman

Postby supaunknown » Tue Sep 01, 2009 4:20 pm

mrak wrote:"Pillar of the community" is one of those phrases that gets tossed around so lightly that it threatens to lose its impact.

But if anyone has earned that title here in Madison, the Goodman brothers have.

Sorry to learn of Irwin's passing. His good works will continue to enrich Madison for generations to come.

Couldn't have said it better. Great men.
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Re: RIP Irwin Goodman

Postby mrak » Sat Apr 03, 2010 12:17 pm

And now Bob Goodman has died too. May his memory be a blessing.

Once again (and still) grateful for their generosity and good citizenship.
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Re: RIP Irwin Goodman

Postby Average Joe » Sat Apr 03, 2010 12:29 pm

Rest in peace Mr. Goodman. Bob and Irwin lived their life as we all should. Hopefully their dedication to the principals of thrift, community and generosity will continue to inspire others. I recall reading back when Irwin passed that he drove the same car for 25 years, that kind of frugality impressed me, as I'm sure he could have bought a new car every year if he wanted. They were good stewards of the success they experienced in life and should long be remembered among Madison's finest citizens.
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Re: RIP Irwin Goodman

Postby Michael Patrick » Tue May 11, 2010 7:45 am

sayolala wrote:nice sharing!


Good points.
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