Gale A. Gooding, 83, of Grafton, died Saturday, October 27, 2007, at New Life Hospice Center of St. Joseph in Lorain following a long illness.
He was born September 1, 1924, in Geneva, and was a resident of Middlefield for most of his life.
Mr. Gooding was an Army Air Corps veteran.
He worked in sales for the Goodmorr Rubber Co.
He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1079 in Elyria.
He enjoyed golfing, gardening, traveling and bowling.
Survivors include his daughters, Pamalyn Withers of Ocala, Fla., Pat Gooding of Atlanta, and Nancy Gooding of Grafton; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a sister, Elizabeth Morris of Wildomar, Calif.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred (nee Odell); a brother, John A. Gooding; and his parents, Max and Ruth (nee Brand) Gooding.
A memorial service will be announced at a later date.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Cleveland Area Chapter, 12200 Fairhill Road, Cleveland, OH 44120 or CHP Regional Foundation/New Life Hospice, 3700 Kolbe Road, Lorain, OH 44053.
Arrangements are under the direction of Bauer-Laubenthal Funeral Home, Chestnut Ridge Road at state Route 57, Elyria.