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William E.  Goodwin
  • St. Paul's United Methodist Church
    119 East Fulton St.
    Celina, OH 45822

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“Uncle Bill was a great guy .He loved his family and loved to joke with you. and make you laugh. Uncle Bill had a heart of gold too. he helped his...Read More »
1 of 23 | Posted by: Kay & Jamie Chrobak - PA

“Bill and I go back to the third grade @ Longfellow grade school (1938). Attended the Kentucky Derby ,1949. What a blast. I don't think Bill and I...Read More »
2 of 23 | Posted by: Don Hathaway - The Villages, FL

“THANKS FOR EVER THING BILL ”
3 of 23 | Posted by: bob garman - celina, OH - friend

“Our deepest sympathy to all of you- You are all in our thoughts and in our prayers- We understand how you all feel- ”
4 of 23 | Posted by: The family of Jack and Jo Conrad: Stephanie, Charles, Liz - WV

“although we did not know you well, we feel that we do with all the sharing of our families through Ned & Sara. We wish to express out deepest...Read More »
5 of 23 | Posted by: Bob and Janice Sudman - OH

“Margaret: Sorry to learn of Bill's death. We have known Bill for a short time but long enough to appreciate his wit and keen sense of humor. Our...Read More »
6 of 23 | Posted by: Bill and Martha Deel - Milton, WV

“Dear Margaret and Family: I am so sorry for the loss of your beloved husband and father. My son Dean does not know yet of his passing as he is...Read More »
7 of 23 | Posted by: Vigi Liakakos - Dayton, OH

“To the family of Bill Goodwin, our deepest sympathy. As long time walkers in the campground, we will miss Bill's jokes and friendly advice. May he...Read More »
8 of 23 | Posted by: Montezuma Acres walkers

“Dear Margaret, Sandy and family, I have thought of you several times since our visit in May, Margaret. I trust that you will know that what you did...Read More »
9 of 23 | Posted by: Leora K. Kline - Dayton, OH

“Aunt Annie and family ... I have nothing but fond and vivid memories of Uncle Bill dating back to my childhood in the 1950s at "grandma's" house in...Read More »
10 of 23 | Posted by: Jack Gordon - Sewickley, PA

“Dear Margaret & Family, I was so sorry to read of Bill's passing.I just wanted you to know you are in my thoughts and prayers. May God wrap his...Read More »
11 of 23 | Posted by: Cathy Schreima - Sebing, FL

“We are so sorry to hear about Bill. We have great memories of him. Always a joy to talk to! You are all in our prayers. ~Mark and Margie ”
12 of 23 | Posted by: Mark and Margie Neeley - OH

“So sorry Margaret and family for your loss. Bill was a compassionate and conscientious professional in his positions with the Dayton Public...Read More »
13 of 23 | Posted by: Jane (Stolle) Hovorka - OH

“A good and generous heart and a great sense of humor is how I will remember Bill. He enjoyed life and was very proud of his family. My condolences to...Read More »
14 of 23 | Posted by: John Gainer - Hurricane, WV

“To the entire Goodwin Family, How many time have we heard the phrase one-in-a-million. It never fit anyone I've known so well as my friend Bill. A...Read More »
15 of 23 | Posted by: Denny Pounds - Glenville, WV

“Sandy - I am so very sorry to read of the loss of your father. I know how much you loved and respected him. Your old classmate, Lisa Plymale ”
16 of 23 | Posted by: Lisa Plymale-Cox (Shoup Mill School) - OH

“Your family is in our prayers. Roosevelt Class of 1956 ”
17 of 23 | Posted by: Beverly (Aydelotte) Sohn - OH

“Margaret, you have my deepest sympathy. Bill did a splendid job of trying to save the Dayton Public Schools. You and Bill are in our thoughts and...Read More »
18 of 23 | Posted by: Robert (Bob) Schmid - Centerville, OH

“Dear Aunt Annie,Sandy,Teddy & Buzzy, I will remember Uncle Bill a great guy and all the good times we had when we came out to your house. I will...Read More »
19 of 23 | Posted by: Jamie Dawn Chrobak - Brownsville, PA

“Margaret, we are all saddened to hear of Bill's passing. We feel a loss in our community too. As a brother mason, I am confident that Bill's soul...Read More »
20 of 23 | Posted by: Tim Butcher - Glenville, WV

“Margaret, Deep condolences from one of your many friends in Glenville. Bill was like one of us. TERRY BUTCHER. ”
21 of 23 | Posted by: Terry Butcher

“Dearest Margaret, Sandy, Buzzy & Teddy, Our heartfelt condolences on the passing of your husband, and father. Know our prayers are for you and all...Read More »
22 of 23 | Posted by: Jennie Handwerker Druger - NV

“My thoughts and prayers are with you all. ”
23 of 23 | Posted by: debbie siebring - rensselaer, IN


William E. Goodwin, 82 of Celina, died Thursday, July 18, 2013. He was born September 1, 1930 in Dayton, Ohio to the late William G. and Helen (Stepleton) Goodwin. He married Margaret Ann Miller on August 2, 1958, who lives in Celina. Also surviving are his 3 children: Sandra and Kevin Mast of Celina, William A. (Buzz) and DeDe Goodwin of Englewood and Edward (Ted) and Lynette Goodwin of Celina; 6 grandchildren: AJ and Hanna Mast, William T., Andrew, Lucas and Kody Goodwin and cousins Carol Womble of Lima, Kay Dyer of Florida and Sara Badertscher of California. He was preceded in death by his cousin Ed Stepleton. He graduated from Fairview High School in 1948, received his Bachelor's degree in 1952 and Master's degree in 1956 from Miami University. He served from 1952 – 1954 in Korea and Japan as an army engineer. William was a teacher and principal in the Dayton Public Schools for 19 years and served as school board president for 7 years. He owned several camp grounds, mobile home parks and marinas around Grand Lake for the last 43 years. He was a member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church, American Legion Post #210, Celina VFW Post #5713, Loyal Order of Moose Lodge #1473 and a 50 year member of the Masonic Lodge F & AM #717 in Dayton. He was a past president of the Dayton Teachers Credit Union, The Serving Our Schools Committee and The Dayton Federation of Teachers. He served on the Mercer County Board of Health and was a member of the Lake Improvement Association. A few of his accomplishments include: As school board president he was responsible for taking the Dayton Public Schools from a 17 million dollar deficit to an 18 million dollar surplus. He appeared twice in front of the United States Supreme Court opposing the forced bussing issue in the Dayton Public Schools. William was also a philanthropist with generous donations to Glenville State College for a new student dormitory, sponsorships for children overseas and numerous other charities. Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 am on Tuesday, July 23, 2013 at the St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Celina, with Rev. Matt Reynolds and Rev. Robert Metheny officiating. Burial will follow in Burdge Cemetery in Montezuma, Ohio with Military Honors. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. on Monday July 22, 2013 at the Lehman-Hogenkamp-Dzendzel Funeral Home in Celina and 1 hour before services at the church on Tuesday. American Legion and VFW membership services will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Monday. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul's United Methodist Church, State of the Heart Home Health and Hospice or Glenville State College. Condolences may be left at LHDfuneralhome.com.