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A memorial service for John H. Goodwin Jr., 95, of Williamsville, retired vice president and chief financial officer of Columbus McKinnon Corp., was held Saturday in Calvary Episcopal Church in Williamsville.

Goodwin, who was born in Marblehead, Mass., died Tuesday (Oct. 16, 2001) in Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital in Amherst after a brief illness.

In 1927, he graduated from Harvard College, where he had majored in economics. He worked for Columbus McKinnon from 1937 until his retirement in 1989.

Goodwin was a member of the Buffalo Club, the Buffalo Canoe Club and the Philanthropic Masonic Lodge of Marblehead. He was a former chairman of the Diocesan Commission on Compensation of the Clergy for the Episcopal Diocese of Western New York. He also was vice president and a former member of the board of directors of the Financial Executives Institute.

His wife of 62 years, the former Irene Pinney, died in 1998.

Survivors include two daughters, Nancy G. Calhoun of Georgetown, Maine, and Judith G. Begg of Sherman Oaks, Calif.; two grandsons; and three great-granddaughters.


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