Donald R. Goodman, retired president of Ohrt & Goodman, died Thursday in his West Seneca home after a year's illness. He was 89.
Born in Buffalo, he was a graduate of East High School and earned a bachelor's degree in education from Buffalo State Teachers College. He served as a Navy aviator in World War II, patrolling the Pacific Coast for Japanese submarines. He attained the rank of lieutenant, junior grade.
Mr. Goodman returned to join his uncle, Ray Ohrt, and his brother, Joseph, in the home improvement business founded by his grandfather in 1875, serving as partner, owner and president. He retired in 1991 and turned the business over to his son, Donald A.
A member of the West Seneca Lions Club since 1953, he served as president, was honored as a life member and received many awards and perfect-attendance records.
He enjoyed hunting and fishing with family and friends. He also enjoyed bowling and softball for many years and took up golf later in life.
In addition to his son, survivors include a sister, Arlene Kloppenborg, and his longtime companion, Maxine T. Markiewicz.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday in Hoy Funeral Home, 3855 Seneca St., West Seneca.