Robert Goodwin, Sr.

Obituary of Robert A. Goodwin, Sr.

Goodwin Sr., Robert A. on November 15, 2018 of Allegany, NY.  Beloved husband of Norma; loving father of Jeanine (John) Farrar, Gloria (Mike) Babb, Robin (Anthony) Brock, and Robert (Crystal) Goodwin Jr., devoted step Father of Gary (Chana) Phillips, Sheila (John) Paler, and Larry Phillips; dear brother of Wayne (Barb), Tommy and Arrie (Irene) Goodwin; survived by many loved grandchildren, great grand-children, nieces, and nephews. Friends will be received Friday, November 23rd, 4-7PM at Lakeside Memorial Funeral Home Inc. same as Curtin Funeral Home, 1340 Union Rd., West Seneca, NY, 716-674-5776 where a funeral service will be held immediately following at 7PM. Online Condolences at

Bob was a talkative storyteller who never met a stranger.  He was great at debate but was more of a lover than a fighter. Although, there were some things that got under Bob’s skin and pushed him to take a stand.  One of these things was foreign cars.  Bob was a lifelong Chevy employee and he was loyal to the American made vehicle.  He made no bones about telling Sheila how much he hated her foreign car on the way to one of his appointments she had driven him to.  NASCAR was off his list as one of his favorite sports to watch after they allowed foreign race cars.

Bob was a salt of the earth type of guy, always spending plenty of time outdoors, especially when he was in Allegany. Bob even helped Sheila’s husband John completely rebuild a cabin there, affectionately named “the house that John & Bob built”!

 A couple of his favorite things to do outdoors were hunting and fishing. He was especially proud of his garden, growing both flowers and vegetables.  Recently, he had been tending to his grapevines that have taken him years to cultivate.

Bob loved poetry and has an extensive self-written collection. He often wrote love poems for Norma.