In Loving Memory of Herb Goode

$7,387 of $2,000 goal

Raised by 109 people in 32 months
This past weekend, something happened that is so deeply and irrevocably sad that it is hard to write anything at all "“ much less find something meaningful to say about it. So let's not talk about this weekend.

Let's talk about the Goode family.

Your lives have been touched by Herb, Karen, and Alex in some way.

You know the kind of people they've always been: the warmest, funniest, most vibrantly intelligent individuals in any room. You know that as a unit, they are the kindest, most thoughtful, and generously loving family anyone could ever have the good fortune to encounter. You know that no one in their orbit has ever been allowed to drift alone because they welcomed everyone with open hearts.

If you were stuck in New York during hurricane Irene, they would rescue you and drive you to Chicago. If you had car trouble, work trouble, any kind of worry on your mind or pain in your heart, one of them - or all three of them - would have some perfect piece of advice or gesture to carry you through it. If you were lonely, or angry, or happy, they were there to scream, and cheer, and hold your hand. Our respective relationships with this family has been one of the most wildly entertaining and profoundly touching experiences of our lives.

We will never find the right way to tell them how much we cherish, enjoy, need, value, and love them. There are not enough words to thank them for the love we have for them or to thank them for the impact they've had on our lives. There are not enough words to explain how utterly devastated we feel to lose one third of the beautiful clan.

So we're going to try to show them. And it would mean so much to us if you would join us.

Please donate what you can in memory of Herb Goode, out of love for the Goode family, and as a way to say thank you. We will submit all donations to Herb's favorite charity, the Chicago Animal Welfare League in Herb's name. 

With love and thanks,

People who love the Goode family 

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Raised by 109 people in 32 months
Created March 3, 2014
Letitia Noel
30 months ago
Violet Regan
31 months ago

With our deep sorrow , you are both in our prayers and thoughts. Love, Violet & Alisa (Clerks Office)

Kris & Tom Hegner,
31 months ago

We remember his generosity of creating sets for the Palos South Junior High student plays and his motivating spirit... encouraging the young actors and helping to build their confidence to perform. Our family is so sorry for your loss. Kris, Tom & Kristyn Hegner

Jessica Bues
31 months ago
Kenneth Menconi
31 months ago

Prayers and thoughts have been going out for you from us. Just thinking again of times we had years ago. Be safe and well. Nancy & Ken

Ron & Roni Hyle
31 months ago

We are so sorry, such a great loss. Thank goodness for the wonderful memories I have. We love you Karen and Alex.

kim deyoung
31 months ago

Love, Kim DeYoung and Marla Weener

Catherine Dikos
31 months ago

Mike & Cathy Dikos & Family

Vicki Farrahi
31 months ago

Our deepest sympathy to the Goode family. Chris Casey's friends at CSI. Vicki, Chris, Barb and Sarah

George & Cindy Quinlan
31 months ago

May the rest of eternity be spent riding motorcycles and taking care of the furry friends he loved. Our deepest sympathies. George and Cindy Quinlan

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