Arnold S. Goodman

Obituary Notice

Arnold S. Goodman, age 80, of Little Rock , died March 14, 2003. He was preceded in death by his parents, Al J. Goodman, Sr., and Clare Luber Goodman and by two brothers, B. Paul Goodman and Al J. Goodman, Jr. He is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Virginia E. Goodman. a daughter, Leslie Allen and her husband Philip Allen of Longwood, Florida, two sons, Arnold N. Goodman and his wife Helen R. Crippen Goodman of Little Rock, Alan Goodman and his wife Kathleen Smith of Sunnyvale, California, and four grandchildren: Jayme, Jessica and Jennifer Crippen and Amy Smith Goodman. Born Danville, Virginia, in 1922, Mr. Goodman grew up in Asheville, North Carolina, and graduated from Riverside Military Academy of Gainesville, Georgia, and Hollywood, Florida. After attending North Carolina State University, he served a lieutenant in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Mr. Goodman made Little Rock his home in 1949. He was in business for many years with his father and brother, Paul, as dealers in heavy road construction equipment; he later worked by himself in that business for over fifteen years. Mr. Goodman was a member and past president of Temple B'Nai Israel in Little Rock and a former president of the Jewish Federation of Arkansas. He also served as president of the Westridge Country Club, was a former member of the Little Rock Air Chamber of Commerce and served as chairman of the new airport dedication committee. He was a member of the Associated General Contractors of America. Arnold Goodman was the foundation upon which his family was built. He bestowed his enormous loving kindness generously upon his family, friends and community. A memorial service will be held at Temple B'Nai Israel at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, March 17, 2003. Arrangements are made by Ruebel funeral home . Contributions may be sent to Temple B'Nai Israel or the Crohns and Colitis Foundation of America, 386 Park Avenue South, 17th Floor, New York, NY 10016.

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