8/30/08 - Jameroo! Dadio! As you may know, the kids and I were at Paynie's View for 8/15. Mom's doing GREAT as is Chris & her kids. Alex, August and I are also doing well although we wish we were closer to ECG's. The property Chris and Mom bought in Bucks County is fantastic and perfect for them, albeit it may be a bit too large to take care of easily, but they will have a good time trying! And we will help whenever we can. We love all the toads and snakes and fireflies and deer!
On the 15th we brought out your ashes and Dad's ashes and set you on the swing out on the porch together. Corny - yes, but for whatever reason, it worked for us. We liked the idea that you were with us at the property and that we could sit there with you for some time and talk about our love and memories.
You are always in our minds and in our hearts.
We love you Jamie and Dad, and hope you are both well.
Chuck & kids
8/15/06 - It's been a year and I've thought about you every day, Jamie. I don't know if that will change. A lot of the time these thoughts are painful and they generate an amazing cry. But I think as time goes by the thoughts will turn towards the good memories we would share just as if we were still all together. Life is moving forward for the rest of us and we miss your being here while we and the world around us grows.
Still, we are thankfull for what we did have.
You are always in our minds and in our hearts.
We love you Jamie and hope you are well.
From Chris: Jamie's group of friends in Rochester are organizing a memorial scholarship fund at the University of Rochester in the names of my brother and father, James Norman Goodenough, Class of '82 and MBA Class of '85, and Donald Robert Goodenough, PhD Class of '55. The scholarship needs a minimum of $25,000 in contributions in order to be created, and the annual scholarship award would be based on the interest earned - so the scholarship fund will exist in perpetuity. The scholarship will be for a student majoring in Entrepreneurial Studies in recognition of Jamie's entrepreneurial spirit and passion. My father and brother were extremely close.
|4/07/06 - My daughter, Alex, and I recently worked on re-building Jamie's old web pages. He had a web site up in the Mid 90's which some of you will remember. Alex and I worked on the source files from his hard drives and found all the backgrounds and the little pictures and icons he had originally used. Here it is.|
I have already spoken with many of you personally over the past couple of days. If I haven't, then I need to tell you that my brother Jamie passed away on Monday night. He was 44. He was in the middle of a tennis game and collapsed on the court. Jamie was the picture of health, no vices - it is a complete shock for all of us and totally devastating.
My mother, my brother Chuck and I have found some comfort in the loving words of his many friends. Jamie was a man of tremendous integrity, intelligence, generousity and kindness, and he was deeply loved by a great many people. A huge loss for all of us.
I apologize if there are duplications in the email list or if I have missed anyone. Please forward this to anyone else you think should have this information.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 20 at
11 am (service to start at noon):
A private reception will follow at my home:
Love to all -
Jamie spent his first 11 years in Massapequa, Long Island,
New York, before his family moved to the Pennington, NJ area.
He graduated from Hopewell Valley Central High School
Jamie was self-employed in a business where his passion for genealogical research could be used to generously help others recover lost assets.
He was loved and will be deeply missed by many family and friends, including his mother, Mary Payne Goodenough (Furlong); sister Christine Anne Roberts and her husband Barry B. Blount, of Washington Crossing, PA; brother Charles Darwin Goodenough and his wife Marina Inez Poropat, of Los Angeles, CA; and his nieces and nephews: Alexandra Maria Goodenough, August Bruno Donato Goodenough, Nadia Ghani, Caitlin Payne Roberts and Kyle Donald Roberts. James was predeceased by his father, Donald R. Goodenough, and infant brother David Goodenough.
Jamie was a great friend to many many people. He was a catalyst for get togethers and trips, always planning something and including everyone. He was an avid and accomplished tennis player throughout his life. He was a thoughtful advisor and a brilliant thinker and writer. He was always concerned, interested and involved. Never mediocre, his generosity and his devotions to his family and his friendships were dependable, full of integrity and totally honest.
The family will receive friends on Saturday morning from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon at the Blackwell Memorial Home, 21 N. Main St., Pennington, NJ. A Memorial Service will be held at 12:00 noon. A private reception will follow.
Memorial contributions in lieu of flowers may be made in Mr. Goodenough's name to the Cardiac Unit of the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia , 34th St. and Civic Center Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19104.
03/20/07 by email:
My name is (quite obviously) Kathryn and I live in Toronto, Canada.
I had a bizarre sort of connection with your brother Jamie. Back around 1997 (when I was still quite new to the online world) I stumbled across Jamie's web pages...quite by accident. I was both touched and amused by his philosophical, yet optimistic take on life. And I sent him a message. And we had a correspondence over several months which, though brief in my personal history, I remember fondly. He shared stories about his (your) family, exchanged thoughts on poetry (wrote a poem for me!) and life and books...and even suggested what colour I paint my hallway (I remember him writing "blue is a good colour for a hallway").
Tonight, for some reason, I thought of him, as I was never quite sure why he'd stopped sending me messages. (He likely found a girlfriend. ;)) And so I Googled my way to your memorial page just now and cannot express the sadness I feel.
Chuck, your brother had such a lovely, positive spirit, and I just wanted you to know that, even in a very brief moment, he forever touched (in a positive way) the life of a virtual stranger in Toronto.
And I guess that's quite possibly what his personal philosophy must have been?
I know how fond he was of you and the rest of your family...because he wrote quite lovingly about you all.
I just thought you might like to know.
"Stay upbeat...with all the roadbumps we all have faced...keep
it all in
"We have such opportunities within our grasp, and it
is almost our
"Whatever your feelings about the world around you, you can only impact your surroundings if you take hold of them....Engage yourself, learn the things you are taught, and teach back. The world needs help, and you are among the best prepared and best able to do so."
"You are the present-day representative of a million
-James N. Goodenough '05
10/28/05 From Chris:
Jamie's group of friends in Rochester are organizing a memorial
scholarship fund at the University of Rochester in the names
of my brother and father, James Norman Goodenough, Class
of '82 and MBA Class of '85, and Donald Robert Goodenough,
PhD Class of '55. The scholarship needs a minimum of $25,000
in contributions in order to be created, and the annual
scholarship award would be based on the interest earned - so
the scholarship fund will exist in perpetuity. The scholarship
will be for a student majoring in Entrepreneurial Studies in
recognition of Jamie's entrepreneurial spirit and passion.
My father and brother were extremely close.
9/30/60 to 8/15/05
A truer friend you could never find
Often I would seek out Jim for advice
If the term good listener ever arose
Jim was generous, sincere, and kind
First with a baby gift, or a laugh, or to pick up the check
I knew Jim for about twenty-five years
I was around age twenty when we first met
Who knew that way back then,
Playing tennis, having picnics, and encouraging friends to
To tennis tournaments, dinners, and movies we would go
Jim was the catalyst for so many good things in my life
It's really hard to put into words all that Jim meant to us, my family and I, but I did want to share a few words about the Jim we knew. He was one of my oldest friends. We met as little more than kids and I think today we were just about at that point where we knew what we going to be when we grew up. Jim was someone who nurtured his friendships and thats why there are so many of his old friends here today. Incidentally, I always thought I was his best friend, but in listening and reading from all of you, I'm a bit jealous of all his best friends and all his adopted families.
Jim was a free soul, and therefore always surprising to someone like me. Here I was, always retentive about what the future was going to hold, always taking the cautious road. There was Jim, living life day by day, not over-confident, but totally comfortable with what tomorrow was bringing. I admired him for it tremendously, and would copy it if I could. He had this wry sense of humor that captured this carefeee spirit. I remember many choice observations including this one "You and I are living proof that really smart people don't always make it to the top". Another early one that always stuck with me, and I think he attributed to his dad "it's not a problem if you can solve it with money".
Jim loved books, words, writing. we were always comparing, arguing about soemthing we'd read, or referring books to one another. Not to mention bad writers. I remember he wrote a poem at college, something like " ode to blonde..." He had a professor review it, who promptly dismissed it as pap. But how many of us have the courage to look for real criticism? Of course he made me take it to the professor. Incidentally, who knows the web address he was saving for his screenplay/musical/blockbuster ?
Jim always made time to visit with Monica and the kids and I in RI. His visits were always a time of happiness and good cheer. His support and energy when we saw him in Februray were what Monica was looking for when she started her new business then; and I know when he stopped by the house several winters ago and showed Amit some pieces on the piano, it inspired my son to take it more seriously. Ashna still cherishes the Yankees hat that he gave, and remember we live in red sox country. And like so many of you probably, I remember the walk we took in the snow thru an old cemetery in Kingston, and coming back to the house to dig up ancient history. He was generous to all of us, with time, words and thoughts.
I'm not saddened by Jim's passing, because I fear sadness implies acceptance. It's hard to accept this. I'm terribly angry. I just want him back.. We had many places to go, walks to take, movies to see, conversations to have, there was just a lot of life to live with him. It was not hi s time to leave us. We had a special connection with Jim, and there is now this certain emptiness confronting us when I look ahead. I know Jim is fine wherever he is; I'm just being selfish in wanting him back. We miss this good friend tremendously.
Mandeep, Monica, Amit and Ashna
Words cannot describe the pain and sorrow that Michal and I have been feeling ever since the phone call from Andy on Tuesday morning. We have not met you, but Jim spoke many times about his family. Jim was one of my best friends. When he lived in Rochester we were doubles partners for many years in a tennis league.
One of our favorite things to do was to go watch professional tennis tournaments. We went to NASDAQ-100 in Miami several times as well as Canadian Open in Toronto. Earlier this summer Jim suggested that we go watch the women's Canadian Open in Toronto taking place this week. That's why when I woke up on Wednesday morning, after I learned of Jim's passing on Tuesday, I got in a car and drove to Toronto to the Canadian Open ladies tournament. I felt that by going to the tournament for a day would allow me to remember great times Jim and I had together. I feel very strongly that Jim would have wanted me to do that. I watched a little tennis, but most of the day I walked around the site grounds remembering the times when Jim and I were there together. I had lunch and drank 2 Coronas. One for me and one for Jim. Jim and I acquired a taste for Corona beer while in Cancun, Mexico. Jim has stated frequently that this vacation back in 1992 was one of his most memorable vacations. Ever since then, we made it a habit to drink Coronas whenever we got together. After taking a sip, Jim would say "La serveza mus fina" which I think means the "finest beer" in Spanish.
Jim was one of the most generous people we have ever known. Every time he came to visit us he would always bring gifts for the kids and when he was working for the children's books publishing company he would bring boxes full of children's books and toys for the kids. One gift that our son Noah will never forget is his pink stuffed bunny that Jim gave him when he was born. To this day Noah, who is now 5 years old, will not go to sleep or leave the house without his bunny "Shafani".
When Michal had to undergo chemo treatments, Jim supported us with his usual caring and compassionate way despite the fact that he lived hundreds of miles away, frequently calling or writing to check in and see how she was doing.
Last but not least, I wanted to say that not only Jim's love of family was apparent, but his love of friendship too. We always looked forward to "Goodenough weekends" when Jim would come into town and give us all a reason to get together and celebrate. We truly hope we can continue the tradition in Jim's memory.
Please accept our most sincere condolences. Jim touched so many of us and he will live in our memories forever.
Igor, Michal, Noah and Ellie Spivak
|Dear Chris and Chuck,
Words cannot express your feelings, I am sure, and I have nothing in my experience other than the death of my brother by which I might understand. I can only offer my deepest sympathy, and send out love to you from me.
I am sure that men as kind and gentle as was Mark and as was Jamie are in heaven with Uncle Don.
I look forward to meeting them again someday, and yet I am humbled by your loss.
Please accept my love and prayers.
I am thankful that I was able to attend the celebration of Jim's life this past Saturday in Pennington. Being able to give Chris, Chuck and Mrs Goodenough a hug and tell each of them how dear he was to me has helped me cope with this tragic and senseless loss. I hope that my presence and my words can bring each of you some measure of comfort in the days ahead. Jim and I met freshman year of college at the U of R in 1978. We have been friends for 27 years. When I think of that I realize how lucky I was to have him in my life for so long. In many ways we were opposites--he was tall, quiet, thoughtful, athletic. I was short, boisterous, impulsive and definitely not athletic. Our religious beliefs and politics were different. Yet, in the ways that really count, we were of the same mind. He valued family, friendship, honesty, integrity, intellect and fun. He challenged me to make the changes I needed to make in my life. When I was in a bad job situation he was the one who told me to move on. I listened to him and never looked back. I always considered Jim the brother I never had. That is why my husband Will and I asked him to be an usher at our wedding. My heart and mind are flooded with memories of our 27 years as friends. One story I would like to share dates back to 1998. I was one month away from the birth of my first son , Liam. Jim knew how much we wanted a child and the sadness we had experienced when I suffered two miscarriages. He was so excited for us. He was, I believe, a bit miffed when he was not invited to the baby shower, an all female event. The fact he was not invited did not deter him from presenting us with a gift. He knew that I was related to an artist named Trisha Romance. He knew I loved this artist and her work. He wrote to her and asked her to sign two decorative plates that she had designed and to write me a personal note. The plates depict mothers holding babies. He sent the gifts to our friend Chrissie and asked her to bring them to the shower. During my shower I opened these gifts and was absolutely delighted to receive them. I was even more delighted to know that Jim had gone to such great lengths to select something so special. These plates hang in a place of honor in my home and will always serve as a reminder of my beloved friend Jim. When I am gone they will passed down to my sons, who had the honor of knowing Jim and have benefitted in so many ways from his generosity. I will miss his smile, his hugs and his friendship. He lives in my heart forever. Michele Crain
MICHELE ROMANCE CRAIN
Michael Perron wrote:
It was the wishes of the Goodenough family for the Stone Age tourney to continue. So tonight will feature the doubles semi-finals and the singles final. Instead of white, players have been encouraged to wear black, out of respect for Jamie Goodenough.
I was really angry and sad on learning of Jim's death. I don't like to cry, but I did and when Vanessa consoled me she agreed with me that Jim was a great guy and deserving of all the crying we were both doing. Jim was great in all the ways you could ever hope a person would be. And quirky and fun and real in ways that only Jim could be.
I came home Tues. and drank some wine and tried to understand how Jim could have collapsed. All I could remember is how alive and complete he looked when I visited him two Saturdays ago. We talked about future internet businesses, how his home business was going great and looked forward to group trips in the Fall. He inspected my new home when we stopped by and pronounced the yard suitable for our first party - very Jim-like.
My friend, Rosie, called to console me. She's a Buddhist. I told her I felt cheated. That Jim didn't get a chance to do everything he wanted, that I thought maybe this year he'd find a cool woman, that Vanessa and I were moving to PA and wanted to hang with him... so many things that I just thought would happen. Rosie said nothing really gets rid of the pain, but she said that Buddhism teaches you not to project forward. She said these are stories of things that might have happened and by thinking of them I am making even more pain. She said nothing could justify Jim's death, but that thinking of the stories that did happen would lessen the pain and honor Jim's memory. That's what I've been trying to do for the last day. Vanessa remembers Jim's laugh. I remember his "Libraness". It still hurts, but my life is richer because Jim was in it. I was blessed to have him as a friend.
This probably doesn't help. But what I'm trying to say in too long an email is that the pain won't go away, definitely not for a long time, but that Jim brought so much love and goodness into our lives that when you remember those times you can't help but feel more hopeful.
Call me -- anytime -- if you want to talk.
I would love to say something at the service, thank you for
Today I went back and read old emails that Jamie had written
me - he was so
Know I am thinking of you and your family.
|I'm so sorry, Chrissy. I just can't believe
it. I can't stop thinking about you, your Mom and Chuck. It doesn't
make any sense. I wish there was something I could write that
would make you feel better. I'm so sorry for you and your family's
loss. If there is anything I can do, please call me. I think
of you every day. Please give your Mom a hug for me. I will call
you both in a few days when things settle down. I know you are
very busy making arrangements now. I love you and your family
but you already know that. Can't imagine what it would have been
like to grow up without knowing all of you. Take care and be
I love you,
Dear Ms. Goodenough, Chuck, and Christine: Pat Racette gave me the very sad and devastating news of the passing away of Jamie. I am very sorry to hear this. Jamie may have not mentioned to you about me but he and I met in Rochester in the early 80's when I was doing my Ph.d. at the Simon school. I don't know how we met but I am glad we met. Like Jamie I also love playing tennis and Jamie and I used to play very often. It was not unusual for us to play tennis till midnight or even later if the gym was open. In the process Jamie and I became good friends and spend time together with our other common friends. Unfortunately, we lost touch with each other when I moved out of Rochester. Recently, through Pat, Jamie and I exchanged some e-mails. And I was hoping that we could meet soon to play some more tennis. But it will not happen.
I know the passing away of Jamie is a devastating not only you but to everybody who came to know him. He was a gentle and fun loving man, who would always brightened my days after a hard day of classes. He was very competitive on the tennis court and got the best out of me, and in the process taught me how I could do better. He always seems to be happy and a had very positive attitude towards life, which positively affected everybody around him. I share and understand your deep sorrow and anguish at the passing away of Jamie. You and your family will be in my thought and prayers. Please accept my deepest condolences.
|Hi Chris - I'm sorry I haven't called to speak
with you personally but I'm afraid all I can do right now is
cry. Michele and I are coming down on Friday. I tried to book
a reservation at the hotel you suggested but they are full for
the weekend. I booked us into the Trenton @ Lafayette Marriott
which is about 5 miles away from the other Marriot. I'm copying
others in on this so we might stay together. I'll look for pictures
and try to have something prepared but I doubt I'll be able to
read it. My love to your mom - see you soon.
I'm very sorry for your loss. I was just talking to Jim a few weeks ago because he had moved to Yardley, where we live, and we were looking for a time to get together for a bar-b-que. Besides being incredibly intelligent and creative, Jim was kind and good to his core.... I thoroughly enjoyed working with him and I will miss him. I have been trying to recruit him back to my employ for the past year and a half... he really liked the self-employed thing! (Or did not like working with me!)
We were deeply saddened to hear of this tragic news. We both have many fond memories of USTA teams and contract court time which we shared with Jamie. As a teammate he was dependable, dedicated, and supportive. As an opponent he was competitive, cordial, and fair. Jamie was a true gentleman in every sense of the word. His positive attitude, kind words and warm smile made him a pleasure to be around, always.
In January we moved to California so we will not be able to be with you on Saturday. One of our last conversations with Jamie, when he learned of our move, was his glorious account of the Lake Tahoe. He described the beautiful scenery and the endless activities in one of his favorite places on this earth. We will always think of him when we visit there.
There is little one can say at times like these. May you take comfort in knowing that Jamie has touched so many lives. He was deeply loved by his friends and we all share your pain. We just wanted to offer our deepest sympathies to you and your family. You have lost a brother- a son, we have lost a dear friend, the tennis community has lost a true sportsman, and the world has lost a wonderful human being.
With deepest sympathy,
Joyce and Manfred Steffen
Chris, I can't get over the loss of Jim. He was such a great person and a wonderful friend, advisor, and confidante. I wish I had a chance to say goodbye or to talk to him again. Everyone here, including me, is taking the news badly.
Our Aunt has notified us fo the death of Jamie, Chuck's brother and also the death of his friend. I wanted to send our sentiments, with the specialness of family especially to Senora MaryPayne and to Chuck. We are all very sad and ask God to give you all strength in this difficult time. A big hug and our love
Regina Helena ( my cousin), Renata (my nhhiece), Mariquita (my aunt), Ines and her sons (my other cousin and her sons) Paulinho and Gisele (my cousin and his wife) Geraldo e familia ( my other cousin, his wife and 2 daughters) Cristina e familia ( my other cousin in Italy, husband and children.
|I am sorry that I wasn't able to make Jim's
memorial service this weekend, but please know that my thoughts
and prayers are with you all. It was an extreme shock to
hear of Jim's sudden death, and for the past week I have been
thinking about him daily.
I know they often say that the people we come into contact with in our lifetime are placed in our paths for a reason whether it is to learn something, to share a smile, or to simply help each other grow and reach our true potential as human beings. I sincerely believe that to be true and I feel fortunate to have had the opportunity to get to know Jim.
Our paths crossed back in 1996 when I interviewed for a job at Griffin Technology. As luck would have it I was extremely fortunate to land a job and have Jim as my boss. Jim taught me so much about writing, and about how to treat people, and motivate people. Those lessons have stayed with me even today.
I can remember one specific instance where Jim called me into his office and he described a certain challenge to me. He looked at me and told me to go back to my office and give it some thought and come up with 3 possible solutions. We would meet in a day or so and discuss them together to come up with a final solution. The motivation that he inspired in me by that simple vote of confidence was incredible. I was young at the time and just starting out in business, but I had never had an employer (and to this day still) who has encouraged and supported me the way Jim did. It was if he knew exactly what it was like to be new and he went out of his way to welcome me aboard. It was Jim's influence and encouragement that also helped me pursue writing as a career as he shared his love of the written word with me and gave me my first opportunity to write at Griffin.
On a more personal note, Jim and I often shared a lot of lunches together. I can remember him describing how beautiful Lake Tahoe was and how he enjoyed spending his vacation with family out there. He had told me that if there was a chance, he would move out there in a minute. I know his family was especially important to him as was tennis and his love for the movies as those were topics that frequently came up during our lunches. He was an extremely intelligent, and caring man who really knew how to treat people well. Although he was soft spoken he always had my full attention.
The last time I saw Jim he came up from PA for one of the many goodbye parties we were having at Griffin. When we parted he gave me a giant hug and big smile and as was so characteristic of Jim he helped me find my way back to one of the main roads by saying just follow me I'll show you the way and that he did. Then with a quick wave he was off.
Take care Jim, and God Bless.
It was an incredible shock to hear of Jim's passing yesterday. I'm sorry I wasn't able to talk more when I called but I was at a loss for words on hearing the news. Jim was more than our friend; we had so much more to live thru with him. I'm still hoping for this bad dream to pass.
Please let me know of arrangements for services Saturday. Monica and I would like to attend.
Regards and sincere condolences to all of you
|I have 4 siblings--Mary,Arden,Jim, and Ann---Mary
and I are the best of
friends--even though we are very different--she and I are connected at
the hip. Her husband,a PHD<=> died April of 2003--. they had a perfect
marriage-- he a world renowned speaker and teacher--Mary,raised 3
children--actually 4--their first born died of a "crib death"--after
that 3 other children--Mary ,the anchor--Don--the intellect--Don died in
April of 2,002(not sure about the dates----Paynie,(Mary) for years was a
tennis professional --teaching and coaching--because their youngest son
was still at home,he also became a 5.0 player--graduate of University Of
Rochester,under grad and he earned his MBA there also. He,as well as his
older sister and brother excelled in everything they sought to
accompolished. Jamie was 44 years old--tall,sweet,and handsome. He
,after many years of "work" established his own company,Path Finders".
He worked out of his home --and found families that had some money
coming to them that they were not aware--he worked with an
attorney,and,it was hard,busy work--but he earned a living in that
endeavor. He was just 44--and,was the nicest,sweetest man I have ever
known. He had his own "digs" but was a HUGE presence to his Mom(my
sister). I was just there for 9 days--arrived home here in Sarasota
August 7. He took us (the 2 Miss Daisey's) to the beach twice--he would
drop in before going off to play tennis--never empty handed--always
presenting us with DVD's--wonderful food--always a smile,and,how he
loved his Mom and the dog,Dasiy--taking her for walks--mowing the
grass--correcting any glitch in the TV programming,etc. I was there one
day--when he brought over a new TV for the guest room--or my room at the
time--He had many many friends,not only from Rochester,but thru his
tennis in many clubs in New Jersey. Jamie died last night on the tennis
court--he had had dinner at his Mom's(Paynie),kissed her good bye as in
many an evening--went off to play and dropped on the court--It is simply
just horrible--My son M ark died in 1988--but I was younger then--and,I
did have Don in my life--this is unbearable-- it is simply
devestating---I love my sister like no other--as Jamie loved her and his
siblings--My heart is in pieces for this special family--good
people--the Goodenoughs---never better--My printer has
died--Ann--perhaps you could forward this to Carol and Gary Hilton--dear
dear friends of Paynies--the nite before I left,they took us to
dinner--and,my beautiful sister never looked better--love and
Jim Goodenough was an intelligent, unassuming, good hearted, level man who cared deeply for his family and was a good friend to many people. I met him during college years at The University of Rochester and enjoyed his friendship for many years since graduation. Living many states apart now, I did not see him often but appreciated our electronic communications at Christmas and throughout the year.
I will particularly remember Jim when thinking of or seeing:
Jim will also be remembered in my actions---I will donate to the Cardiac Unit of Children's Hospital of Philadelphia as Jim would appreciate and will encourage even my physically fit friends to be aware of their cardiac health.
My prayers are with Jim's family and closest friends as all mourn his unexpected and early death from this life.peace be with you.
What lives on in my memory of Jamie is his incredible kindness.
Jamie, our memories of your intelligence, wit, kind heart,
I just wanted to say how surprised and sorry I was to learn of Jim's passing. I knew him as a kind and dedicated man. We were always extremely happy with the work he did while employed at Sandvik Publishing. I also had the pleasure of having him visit us here in Norway for a few days in 2002.
My sympathies go out to you and the rest of your family. What a great loss.
Kind personal regards,
August 19, 2005
TO my East coast Goodenough's: I love you all so much. I wish
I could be there with you guys to hold you and tell you I love
The Trenton Times
Goodenough great loss to area tennis community
Sunday, August 21, 2005
This column was going to be about the Stone Age Open,
What does matter is that the tennis community suffered
It's been a rough week for Jamie's mother, Mary, an
Bill Stoner, one of the tournament honorees, was one
Tennis was his passion, however, and many of his
"He had a large group of friends, a large variety of
Jamie had a heart arrhythmia condition, but it was
A number of stunned players gathered at the Mercer
Humphreys met Goodenough at an interclub match in
"It was tough," said Humphreys about returning to
Memorial contributions may be made in Jamie's name to
I think it's important to say that Jamie knew you all loved him. I told him I loved him every time I saw him and he heard it from me in many of the thousands of emails we shared over the last 12+ years. So, I know he knew.
It has been almost a month now and I still find it hard to go a few hours without thinking about him. It's still very surreal and hard to take in...we really miss you Jamie.
Memory Cards are available to anyone who requests them. Just send an email with a mailing address and we'll put one in the post for you.
Please let me know if anyone would like to add words or if something should be taken down from public view. email@example.com
This is an important place for these words because I know Jamie and believe me, he's already got his internet access fired up in his new place...and he'll be wantin' to hear from you guys right away...
We love you Jamie,
Chuck & Fam.