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Laurence Rumsey Goodyear Jr., 65, a fourth-generation Buffalonian whose great-grandparents were among Buffalo's pioneer families, died Friday (Feb. 2, 2001) while hunting snow geese on the Rio Grande.

Goodyear moved from Buffalo when he was a teenager. After graduating from Yale University, he served as a second lieutenant in the Marine Corps and then became involved with the investment business. For the past 16 years, he lived in Bethesda, Md.

An enthusiastic sportsman and pilot, he was an avid hunter, especially in Africa.

Surviving are his wife, the former Lorraine Gallard; four daughters, Lauren Goodyear Schramm of Washington, D.C., Laurence of Bethesda, Cameron of Providence, R.I., and Dana of New York City; a stepson, Solomon Kuckelman of Bethesda; his stepmother, Judy Goodyear of Buffalo; a sister, Wendy Griswold of Baltimore; and a brother, Daniel M. of Robesonia, Pa.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Friday in St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Washington, D.C.


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