Sylvester D. Goodrich

OSWEGO, NY – Sylvester D. Goodrich, 92, a resident of Oswego, passed away on Tuesday Aug. 2, 2011, in Florida.

Born in Canastota NY, he was a son of the late DeEarl and Hazel (Dobson) Goodrich.

He was a graduate of the Cleveland High School.

He received his Bachelor’s degree and Master’s degree in education from the State University at Oswego.

He was a teacher of industrial arts at Oswego High School for more than 30 years.

Mr. Goodrich was a member of the Navy Seabees serving in the European Theatre during World War II.

He was an avid outdoorsman who loved to travel.

Surviving are his daughter, Beth Goodrich of Oswego; three sons, Gary (Shawn) Goodrich of Palm Coast, Fla., Robert (Judith) Goodrich and Thomas (Bouchra) Goodrich both of Cape Coral, Fla.; seven grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his wife, Beatrice (Kieper) Goodrich, in 1995.

Funeral services will be held on Monday at 11 a.m. from St. Paul’s Church.

Burial will be in St. Peter’s Cemetery.

Friends may call at the Dowdle Funeral Home on Sunday from 3-5 p.m.


  1. Beth, Tommy, Gary and Bobby D.,
    So sorry to hear of your sad news. I wish I could be there to express my sympathies in person but unfortunately I am in North Carolina at present. Kathy and I send our love and support to you.
    Bob Prior

  2. Sylvestor Goodrich was a solid guy who taught when I was in high school in the 50’s and he was impossible to dislike; he didn’t have an enemy in the world and everyone liked the guy.

    I’m glad he lived to be 92 and enjoyed a full life; he deserved it.

    Don Capron

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