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Bruce A. Goodpaster

Bruce A. Goodpaster

Dec 1st, 1950 - Feb 19th, 2021
  • Birth Date: Dec 1st, 1950
  • Death Date: Feb 19th, 2021
  • Funeral Date: Feb 21st, 2021
  • Location: to be announced at a later date
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Bruce Allen Goodpaster, 70, died Friday, February 19, 2021 at UPMC Hanover Hospital in Hanover, PA. He was born December 1, 1950 in Hamilton, Ohio to the late Bernard L. and Betty J. Goodpaster. He was the husband of Carol D. Goodpaster of Littlestown, PA for 48 years.

He was a nursing home administrator for 35 years in Indiana, Ohio, and Maryland. He served in the Navy four years during the end of the Vietnam War. A music major in college, he often played piano for his nursing home residents and string bass on worship teams in church. In later years he began writing poetry and published a book of poetry in 2017, Words Fitly Spoken.

His family enjoyed the stories he told, his humor, and his encouragement. They often heard him say, “Jesus is your very best friend,” and “keep looking up.” He was a competitive and skilled game player of Scrabble, Euchre, Hearts, and Chess.

He is survived by five children: Kirsten (Colin) Davis (Tacoma, WA), Kellee (Bill) Macklin (Mechanicsburg, PA), Kendra (Seth) Wharton (Lavale, MD), Nathan (Audrey) Goodpaster, and Lindsay (Zach) Morgan (Charlotte Hall, MD). He also leaves 19 grandchildren who called him Pop.

He has an older brother Tobey (Pat) Goodpaster in Marion, IN and a younger sister Elizabeth (Eric) Austin in Albuquerque, NM. He was predeceased by brother Rob Goodpaster and infant sister Katrinka Goodpaster.

John & Billie Robinson
Feb 24th, 2021 5:37 pm
My deepest condolences go out to all the family. He will surely be missed by all who knew him. May God help to heal your hearts so you can go on in life without him. You will always have the good memories, remember those.

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