of Chelsea, Michigan, age 80, died Saturday, June 15, 2024, at Chelsea Hospital. He was born August 19, 1943, in Detroit, Michigan, the son of Walter F. & Lorraine (McGinnis) Goodman.

Tom graduated from Plymouth High School in 1962. He joined the US Air Force, serving in Viet Nam. Tom worked for GM for more than 20 years at Willow Run Assembly, and later worked for AVFuel in Ann Arbor for over 10 years. Tom was a big University of Michigan and Penn State football fan. He and Shirley used to serve bologna sandwiches at the Chelsea Fair Parade and Tom loved to taste test Shirley’s German potato salad.

On October 3, 1970, Tom married Shirley Lou Pfaus at Bethel Church in Manchester, and she survives. He was preceded in death by his parents; and brother, Gerald Goodman.

A casual memorial service was held Wednesday, June 19, 2024, 2:00 p.m. at Cole Funeral Chapel in Chelsea, with Rev. David Bucholtz officiating. The family received friends on the day of the service from 1-2 p.m. A private burial will be at Oak Grove Cemetery in Chelsea. Memorial contributions may be made to Chelsea Hospital, Trinity Health Office of Philanthropy – Southeast Michigan Trinity Health, PO Box 995, Ann Arbor, MI 48106-9736.

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#1 Alison Carruthers 2024-06-20 10:07
I'm saddened to learn of Tom's passing. Sending love and prayers to you Shirley.

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