Paul “Pat” Goodwin, 95, of Pompano Beach, Fla., formerly of Woodbridge, died June 22. He was the widower of Claire (Abrams) Goodwin. Born in New Haven, Feb. 13, 1919, he was the son of the late Isadore and Sarah (Levine) Goodwin. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II, spending two years in England; then, as a staff sergeant with the 654th Engineers of the First Army, where he went from the beaches of Normandy and the bombing of St. Lo to the liberation of Paris and on to the Battle of the Bulge at Malmady. He then went on to Germany and saw first hand the liberation of the death camps. He is survived by his children, Richard Goodwin and his wife Rachel Lampert of Branford, Debra Biderman and her husband Richard Shaw of West Palm Beach, Fla., Susan Goodwin Lerman and her husband Stan Levin of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.; his grandchildren, Amy Davison, Daniel Caldas-Lerman, Diana Lerman Lockshin and her husband Benjamin Lockshin, Chloe Lerman, and Jessie Claire Goodwin; and several nieces and nephews. He was also predeceased by his brothers, Louis, Samuel and Robert Goodwin; and his companion Pearl Zale. He was a member of the Rose Street Shul, and a founding member of Beth El Keser Israel Congregation. ROBERT E. SHURE FUNERAL HOME


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