Thomas Edward Goodman

July 31, 1929 - October 19, 2023

Thomas Edward Goodman, 94, of Charlottesville, Virginia, passed away on October 19, 2023, at The Blake Senior Living.

Born July 31, 1929, in Scottsville, Virginia, he was the son of Thomas M. Goodman and Alice Devine.

Thomas (Tom or Tommy to most) is survived by his wife of 70 years, Elizabeth Goodman; his daughters, Toni McNaughton (spouse James) and Kim Goodman; and his two grandchildren, Katherine Rose (spouse John) and Margaret Coulter (spouse Ben). He is also survived by two great grandchildren, Claire Rose and Jane Coulter.

Tom was loved by many, not just family and friends but also by all the cats and dogs in his neighborhood! He proudly volunteered to serve in the United States Marine Corp when he was 18 years old. He went to fight in the Korean War, was wounded, and received a Purple Heart after he served his military time. He loved serving his country and had a strong sense of duty. He was a true patriot!

A very special thank you to the staff at The Blake Senior Living for loving and taking care of him in his last days.

Tom’s memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 24, at Monticello Memory Gardens. In lieu of flowers please send memorial contributions to:

Blue Ridge Area Food Bank

1207 Harris Street

Charlottesville, Va 22903


Meals on Wheels

704 Rosehill Dr.

Charlottesville, Va 22903


All Blessings Flow

2335 Seminole Lane Suite 2000

Charlottesville, Va. 22901