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Edward S. Goodman
July 20, 1930 ~ November 7, 2023 (age 93) 93 Years Old
In Memoriam: Celebrating the Extraordinary Life of Mr. G – A Trailblazer, Patriot, and Entrepreneur
In the tapestry of life, some individuals stand out as beacons of resilience, determination, and generosity. Mr. G, as he was affectionately known to his wide circle of friends, was one such luminary whose journey from a newsstand on the corner to the zenith of entrepreneurial success was nothing short of extraordinary.
Embarking on life's journey at the tender age of 9, Mr. G demonstrated an indomitable spirit by selling newspapers, a testament to his innate work ethic. Undeterred by the challenges that life threw his way, he navigated through high school with unparalleled determination, achieving the remarkable feat of completing four years of education in just two. This early demonstration of tenacity foreshadowed the remarkable trajectory his life would take.
Answering the call to serve, Mr. G enlisted in the Marine Corps after high school, exemplifying his deep-seated patriotism and commitment to his country. His time in the military instilled values that would become the foundation of his character: discipline, integrity, and an unwavering sense of duty.
Post-military service, Mr. G pursued his entrepreneurial dreams with a passion that set him apart. His love for the art of buying and selling automobiles became not only a profession but a legacy that he lovingly imparted to his family. The ripple effect of his influence is evident in the success of each family member who followed in his entrepreneurial footsteps, a testament to his wisdom and guidance.
Beyond the realm of automobiles, Mr. G was an astute real estate investor. His foresight and business acumen in this arena not only secured his financial legacy but also served as an inspiration to those around him. He had an exceptional knack for turning challenges into opportunities and harbored a deep appreciation for those who contributed to his journey.
While his professional accomplishments are commendable, Mr. G's true impact lies in the hearts of those who knew him. His warmth, generosity, and genuine affection for others endeared him to all who had the privilege of crossing his path. His legacy is not only written in the annals of entrepreneurship but etched in the memories of those who were fortunate enough to call him a friend, a mentor, or family.
In addition to his myriad accomplishments, it is noteworthy that Mr. G also served as a one-time president of the Detroit Area Rotary Club, passionately raising funds for disabled children. His dedication to philanthropy and community service added another layer to the remarkable tapestry of his life.
As we bid farewell to this remarkable soul, let us honor Mr. G's memory by embodying the qualities that defined his life – resilience, kindness, and a relentless pursuit of dreams. He truly stood up to his name Good Man!
His memories will remain in the hearts of his loving daughters Gail Dargan, Gina Fuzy, son-in-laws David Dargan and Frank Fuzy and his precious grand cats.
In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests donations to be made to Goodwill Industries, an organization that aligns with Mr. G's commitment to making a positive impact in the lives of others.
In the tapestry of life, Mr. G's thread will forever stand out as one woven with the fabric of a Good Man – a beacon of inspiration for generations to come.