Isadore H. Goodwin Jr., city schools vice principal

December 31, 2008|By Jacques Kelly

Isadore Harry Goodwin Jr., a retired city public schools vice principal who enjoyed gardening, died of cancer Dec. 23 at his Glen Burnie home. He was 79.

Born in Columbia, S.C., where he earned a bachelor's degree at Benedict College, he served in the Army during the Korean War.

In 1954, he moved to Baltimore and taught science and industrial arts at the old Veterans Trade School, Pimlico Junior High School and Greenspring Middle School. He retired as a vice principal of West Baltimore Middle School. He was also an instructor at the Maryland Homebuilders Association and taught drivers' education at the old Southern High School.

He was a member of the For-Win-Ash Garden Club, Benedict College Alumni Association and the Phi Beta Sigma fraternity. He was a former Cylburn Arboretum Market Day chairman.

Services were held Monday at the Episcopal Church of the Holy Trinity in West Baltimore, where he was a longtime member.

Survivors include his wife of 54 years, the former Fanny Kidd; a daughter, Karen Goodwin of Catonsville; a brother, Dr. Tracy Walton Jr. of Washington; and three sisters, Eva Jackson and Arabella Tate, both of Columbia, S.C., and Eunice Hughes of Washington.

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