A. Raymond ‘Ray’ Goodman

Jan. 15, 1940 May 16, 2013

A. Raymond “Ray” Goodman, 73, Altoona, died Thursday at Altoona Regional.

He was born in Williamsport, son of the late Albert R. and Winifred (Maitland) Goodman. He married Margaret J. Grove on June 27, 1964, at Bethany Lutheran Church, Altoona.

Surviving are his wife, Peggy; two daughters: Erin Collot (Laurent) of Oakland, Fla., and Jennifer Slusser (Lee) of Altoona; a son, Erik (Dorothee Hendoux) of Altoona; five grandchildren: Alexandre, Adrien and Manon Collot and Andrea and Jonathan Slusser; and two brothers: Richard J. of Altoona and Frederick D. of Derry.

Ray was commissioned in the Pennsylvania Army National Guard in 1964 and retired in 1974 as a first lieutenant, executive officer, Howitzer Battery, 2nd Squadron, 104th Armored Cavalry. He retired from Hayes Large Architects after more than 40 years as a design architect and project manager with emphasis on historic preservation. He conducted many preliminary studies, structural analyses and facility evaluations for reconstruction, adaptive reuse, restoration and additions to existing historic structures, including Baker and Royer Mansions and the Mishler and other theaters.

He was an instructor at Penn State University and Altoona Area Vo-Tech School, teaching drafting and design.

Ray was a member of Simpson-Temple United Parish. He served as president of the board of the Railroaders Memorial Museum during its first nine years. He was a former board member of Rails to Trails and the Fort Roberdeau Association and a former member of the American Institute of Architects, Pennsylvania Society of Architects, Blair County Historical Society, national and local Railway Historical Society, Alto Model Train Museum Association and Blair County Arts Foundation.

He was an avid cyclist and was active in the Altoona Bicycle Club and the Tour de ‘Toona Committee.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, May 19, 2013, at The Good Funeral Home Inc., Alto-Reste Park Cemetery, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, May 20, 2013, by Chaplain Tony Conrad. Interment will be at Alto-Reste Park Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Rails to Trails of Central Pennsylvania, P.O. Box 592, Hollidaysburg, PA 16648-0592.