Barbara Genevieve GoodrichApril 16, 1921 ~ June 14, 2020 (age 99)
Barbara Genevieve (Zeisz) Goodrich, 99, peacefully passed away Sunday, June 14, 2020 in Williamsport, MD.
She was born on April 16, 1921 in a farmhouse in Hindsboro, Illinois to parents George F. Zeisz and Nellie Combs Zeisz. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 61 years, Howard K. Goodrich, who died in 2002 and by her sister; Helen F. Zeisz Alexander; and her brother, John W. Zeisz.
Never content to sit still, Barbara had a number of occupations during her working years, starting with her first job as a switchboard operator at the Bell Telephone company in Washington DC at the age of 18, where she met her future husband. Then on to secretarial jobs in law offices and real estate offices until she landed on a career selling real estate. She was active and energetic her entire life and continued with volunteer work at the local hospital until the age of 95.
She is survived by her daughter, Sharon Wilson of Williamsport, MD; grandchildren, Jennifer Wilson, Robert Wilson and Frank Wilson; and great-grandchildren, Anthony, Fiona, Gracie, Bobby, Sam and Miakayla.
Family graveside services will be held privately.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made, in Barbara’s name, to the Co-Worker Appreciation Fund - Homewood at Williamsport where she spent the last 16 years of her life. The family wishes to extend their gratitude to the dedicated, hardworking staff who warmly cared for her in her final days.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Bast-Stauffer Funeral Home. Expressions of sympathy may be offered to the family at StaufferFuneralHome.com.