Leonard Goodman

Obituary of Leonard C. Goodman

Leonard C. Goodman is a Korean Combat veteran who received a Purple Heart. While attending the University of Buffalo where he received a B. A. In Sociology, he worked at Father Baker's Home caring for 20 - 30 boys. He had short stints at Texas Western University, as well as, at Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations. His professional credentials also include: Past president of the International Association of Personnel in Employment Security, Buffalo Chapter; Past Union treasurer of C.S.E.A. public employees, Buffalo Chapter which has about 20,000 members and was elected Union representative in the Public Employees Association meeting in the Catskills. He was also elected President of the Wende Correctional Facility Employees Association; Vice-chairman of the East Side Health Center; Past Board member of the Buffalo General Hospital Community Mental Health Center; Member of President Johnson's War on Poverty involving Project Cause at Ohio University, serving youth. He was President of Parents without Partners, Cheektowaga Chapter which had 1,000 members. Among other positions held before his retirement, he worked at Attica and Wende State Prisons as a Correctional Counselor. He also did Psychiatric Social Work at the Buffalo Psychiatric Center. Mr. Goodman has traveled to Mexico, South America which included Brazil and Argentina,, Europe which included all around Ireland, Paris, Germany, Austria, Scotland, England and Monte Carlo. He went to China, sailed the Mediterranean which included Italy, Spain , Nice and Majorca , and went around the world and spent 3 years in Japan. He also went to the Allutians and Hawaii. As a father, he claims that he has a most beautiful daughter. His awards include: a Purple Heart Medal, the World War II Occupational Medal, a Korean Service Medal , a National Defense Medal, the United Nations Service Medal and the New York State Conspicuous Service Cross received from the New York State Assembly. Mr. Goodman feels that Lancaster has an exceptionally fine school system. He hopes to stress the importance of knowledge and of education to children / students of the Lancaster School Community, as well as, the importance of the parents of the community and of the community at large. Mr. Goodman is the Father of Jill (Wes) Morris; Brother of the late Richard (late Helen) Tychulski.
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