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John 'Jack' Quincy Goodrich Jr.

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John “Jack” Quincy Goodrich Jr., 74, of Longboat Key, died July 10.

Born July 9, 1940, in Glastonbury, Conn., Mr. Goodrich graduated from Tabor Academy, the University of Connecticut and the Louisiana State University School of Banking. He had a career in commercial banking and lending.

Mr. Goodrich served for five years in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War, first as an F4 pilot aboard the USS Ranger CV-61 and, later, as first captain of Swift Boat PCF 45. He served an additional 11 years in the Naval Reserves and retired as a lieutenant commander.

A lifelong sailor, Mr. Goodrich was a licensed commercial captain and enjoyed his membership in the Brotherhood of the Coast and numerous yacht clubs. He also volunteered and served as a captain in the Longboat Key Fire Department. He was an active member of the Longboat Island Chapel, where he sang in the choir.

Mr. Goodridge was preceded in death in 2010 by his partner and wife of 32 years, Margaret “Peggy” Annett. He is survived by his son, John, of San Diego; daughter, Johanna, of Kensington, Md.; sister, Susan Goodrich Motycka, of Glastonbury; fiancée, Carron Cherrie, of Bradenton; eight grandchildren; and his beloved dog, Sailor.

Memorial services on Longboat Key and burial at Arlington National Cemetery will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Tidewell Hospice, Inc., 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34238; or Longboat Island Chapel, 6200 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key, FL 34228; or Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, 2600 Virginia Ave. N.W., Suite 104, Washington, D.C. 20037.



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