Carolyn L. Goodyear, 78, homemaker, avid travelerCarolyn...

January 02, 1996

Carolyn L. Goodyear, 78, homemaker, avid traveler

Carolyn L. Goodyear, a homemaker who grew up in Baltimore, died of heart failure Dec. 24 while vacationing in Boco Grande, Fla. She was 78.

She was born Carolyn Lebering in 1917 and attended Baltimore area schools. As a young girl, she was a student at the Greenwood School in Ruxton, which now serves as the headquarters for the Baltimore County School System. She graduated in 1936.

In 1939, she married Stuart M. Wyeth. The couple moved to Philadelphia after World War II and she volunteered with the Women's Committee of the Children's Hospital of Pennsylvania. She also was a member of the Weeders' Garden Club and the Gulf Mills Golf Club in Philadelphia.

She and Mr. Wyeth divorced in 1967 and, in 1969, she married Frank Goodyear. At the time of her death, Mrs. Goodyear had been living in Bryn Mawr, Pa., where she enjoyed tennis and golf and traveled extensively.

She is survived by three sons, Stuart M. Wyeth Jr. of Ruxton; Peter L. Wyeth of Richmond, Va.; T. Alexander S. Wyeth of Amherst, N.H.; and two daughters, Carolyn L. Wyeth of Bryn Mawr and Constance S. Wyeth of Springfield, Pa.

A memorial service was held Saturday at Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church.

Adm. Arleigh Burke, 94, chief of naval operations

Retired Adm. Arleigh Burke, known as "31 Knot Burke" and a storied sailor and military leader, died yesterday at age 94.

Renowned for the speed of his Pacific destroyer squadron, Admiral Burke served an unprecedented three terms as chief of naval operations in a military career that spanned the ages of cavalry horse and atomic bomb.

Admiral Burke died at Bethesda Naval Hospital, said Navy Lt. Cmdr. Ed Austin. He is survived by his wife of more than 72 years, Roberta "Bobbie" Gorsuch.

"Courageous and gallant, he was renowned for his heroism during the Pacific battles of World War II," President Clinton said, hailing Admiral Burke's "extraordinary courage, legendary reputation and selfless service."

With the commissioning of the USS Arleigh Burke in 1991, he became one of the few men to have a Navy ship -- and at the same time the Navy's most modern destroyer class -- named after him while still living.

"This ship is built to fight," the sometimes blustery admiral told the Arleigh Burke's crew. "You'd better know how."

Although he retired from the Navy in 1961, his legacy has lived on in books teaching his tactical skills in 22 battles against the Japanese navy in four months.

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