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Donald S. "Don" Goodrich, 78, of Naples, passed away peacefully at his home on March 11, 2012. Formerly of Red Hook, NY, he had been a Naples resident since 1978. Don was born June 23, 1933 in Rhinebeck, NY, son of the late William Steward and Margaret Goodrich. He graduated from Rhinebeck H.S., class of '51. He was a proud veteran of the U.S. Air Force serving from 1953 to 1963. In NY, Don owned and operated auto repair and welding shops. In Florida, he owned and operated Goodrich Automotive in Golden Gate from 1980 until retirement. Since 1951, Don's passion had been racing cars. He became a member of Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) in 1961. Don raced while on a tour of duty in France and became European champion in '59, '60, and '61. He built and raced modified dirt stock cars and sports cars in NY; he also raced in the 12 hour Sebring Classic. In FL, he raced Formula V's in SCCA and won several district and national titles in that class. Locally, Don was one of the founders of the Golden Gate Business Association and the annual "Frontier Days" event. He will be dearly missed by his devoted wife, Carol with whom he would have celebrated their 30 wedding anniversary on March 18th. Other survivors include his children, Donald, Jr., Ronald, Kevin, Desiree, and Tara, and their mother, Charlene; stepson, Michael Baden; ten grandchildren, several great grandchildren; his sister, Marjorie (Chet) Holsapple of San Antonio, TX; cousin, Ronald Goodrich of Middletown, NY; and several nieces and nephews. Visiting hours will be held Saturday, March 31st, 10 - 11 a.m., Fuller Funeral Home, 4735 Tamiami Trail East, where the memorial service will begin at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers contributions in Don's memory may be made to Avow Hospice, 1095 Whippoorwill Lane, Naples, FL 34105 or to the Humane Society of Collier County, 370 Airport Rd N., Naples, FL 34104.

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