Charles H.S. “Abe” Goodman

| July 15, 2015

Member_148453Charles H.S. “Abe” Goodman, 86, of Cranberry, died at his residence Wednesday morning, July 15, 2015 with his family at his side.

He was born January 23, 1929 in Cranberry to the late Charles Sayers and Eva (Neiswonger) Goodman.

Mr. Goodman served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War.

He was a former member of the P.N.A. and was active with the Cornplanter Volunteer Fire Department where he had served in various positions.

He was of the protestant faith.

Charles enjoyed hunting, fishing, dirt track and NASCAR racing, collecting antiques, and spending time with his grandchildren.

Mr. Goodman was employed as a truck driver for the Manion Steel Barrel Company in Rouseville for thirty-eight years. He also served as a dog catcher and a constable for Oil City.

He was married in Hasson Heights Presbyterian Church on April 5, 1951 to the former Mona G. Myers, and she survives.

Also surviving are eight children: Charley Goodman and his wife Rose of Georgia, Mary Nazario and her husband Manuel of Cranberry, Joseph Goodman of Texas, Diane Hewitt of Oil City, Nancy Stover and her husband Richard of Georgia, Debra Goodman of Oil City, Jeffrey Goodman of Franklin, and Scott Goodman and his wife Traci of Venus; thirty-seven grandchildren and thirty-six great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Terry L. Goodman; two brothers, Glen and David Goodman; and his sister, Elma (Goodman) Silvis.

A memorial service will be held Saturday (July 18) at 4 p.m. in the Hile-Best Funeral Home, 2781 Rte. 257 in Seneca, Cranberry Township. The Rev. Chris Hill, pastor of the Free Methodist Church of Oil City, will officiate.

Private interment will be in Heckathorn Cemetery in Seneca.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Seneca Vol. Fire Dept., P.O. Box 272, Seneca, PA 16346; or to Pinegrove Twp. Vol. Fire Dept., 2369 Rte. 157, Oil City, PA 16301.

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