Bernard M. “Buddy” Goodman

Bernard M. “Buddy” Goodman ’47 died March 9, 2012, in West Palm Beach, Fla. He was born in Portland on November 27, 1925, and graduated from Portland High School. He served in the Army, attended the University of Maine for one year, then entered Bowdoin as a sophomore, a member of Delta Upsilon fraternity, and graduated with honors. After college, he joined the family recycling business of William Goodman & Sons in Portland. He was a founding member of the Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C. He was a member of the President Country Club in West Palm Beach, where he served on its first board. He retired in 1986. He is survived by his wife Reva Goodman, whom he married in 1950; a son, Jeffrey Goodman; and a granddaughter, Katie Goodman. He was predeceased by a son, Robert Goodman, who died of leukemia in 1974 at the age of 17, and by a brother, Arnold L. Goodman ’36.

Add a Reminiscence:

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *