In memory of
GOODWYN K. GOODHART
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In memory of
GOODWYN K. GOODHART
GOODHART Goodwyn (Wyn) Kaley Goodhart, a resident of Flower Mound, TX, died Tuesday, September 20th after a short battle with cancer. He was eighty six years old. Born July 29, 1930, in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, the eldest son of Luther W. and Emily (Kaley) Goodhart, Wyn spent his formative years in Rutherford, New Jersey and attended Rutherford High School. He was elected president of his class (1948) in both his junior and senior years. He starred in track, basketball and football. In 1947, Wyn and teammate Jim Garrett, father of Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett, led their high school football team to a state championship. A sprinter, Wyn won two state track championships and was named a first team New Jersey All State sprinter in 1947 and '48. He was named to the R.H.S. Athletic Hall of Fame. He went on to Mercersburg Academy in Pennsylvania, where he led the football team to an undefeated season and won a prestigious track and field award. Wyn enrolled at Ohio State University, where he starred on the track team and was elected president of the Varsity “O” Club, membership open only to OSU varsity athletes. He was a proud and avid supporter of his beloved Ohio State Buckeyes. Following graduation from Ohio State, Wyn served in the United States Air Force, his primary assignment during the Cold War, being that of a Strategic Air Command (SAC) aerial tanker pilot . Upon re-entering civilian life, he embarked upon a thirty two year sales and administrative career with Dixie/American Can and the James River Corporation, retiring from the latter as a government contracts administrator. Through the years, Wyn was involved in a number of community organizations and often served in positions of leadership. When he and his family lived in Matawan, New Jersey, he was chairman of the town recreation commission and also was elected local chairman of the Republican Party. For thirty seven years, he lived in Hopewell Junction, New York, where he became a strong advocate for the activities and sports programs of the community's newly opened high school. He and his wife Althea, moved to Flower Mound in 2007.On June 27, 1953, Wyn married Althea Pratt, his high school sweetheart. Her death in 2009 severed a fifty five year union. They had three sons, all of whom survive. They are: Dr. Craig W. and wife Monique of Flower Mound, their sons Colin and Taylor, his wife Rae and their daughter Sage; Scott P. and spouse Jill of Arlington, Virginia, their son Joshua, and daughter Chelsea; Gary K. and wife Jane, of Pleasant Valley, New York, their daughter Kaley and son Kyle. A brother, David and wife Linda of Lewisburg, Pennsylvania also survive, as does his companion, Joan Nersinger of Penfield, New York. Services will be held at the Flower Mound Family Funeral Home on Saturday October 29th at 2:00 PM. Burial will be private. Contributions in Wyn's name to the American Cancer Society, www.cancer.org or the Greyhound Adoption League of Texas at 3400 Carlisle Street #310, Dallas, Texas 75204-1265 will be greatly appreciated.
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