Phillip John Goodnough


Rochester NY:  Phillip John Goodnough, age 86 and an 85 year resident on Skinner Hill Road in Moravia, New York, went home to be with his Lord on April 7, 2016.  He was born on February 7, 1930 in Moravia, the son of Leo and Harriet Goodnough.  Phil received Jesus as his Savior at a Percy Crawford evangelism rally as a young man.  Phil married Nancy Carolyn Stoker on December 24, 1951.  His life work included delivering milk door to door and making ice cream for Van’s Dairy in Moravia, and working as a batch man and driver for Cortland Ready Mix from which he retired in 1991.  During their retirement, Phil and Nancy enjoyed winters in sunny Florida.

Phil is survived by his wife of 64 years, Nancy; his three sons, Gary (Linda), Matthew (Michele), and Dana (Monica); seven grandchildren, Brian (Erin) Goodnough, Amanda Mason, Eric (Jessica) Goodnough, Meagan (Nathan) Scheffler, Andrew (Nicole) Goodnough, Emma Goodnough, and Adam Goodnough; and eleven great-grandchildren.

Beloved father, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle, and husband.  Greatly missed and forever in our hearts!

A Service of Remembrance for adults only will be held on Thursday, April 14, 2016, 1 P.M. at the First Baptist Church of Moravia.  Donations in memory of Phillip J. Goodnough may be given to The Gideons International (P.O. Box 140800, Nashville, TN 37214-0800).

In everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. (1 Thessalonians 5:18).

We are so grateful for all of the time

we spent together with him,

his lasting legacy of faith in God,

love and family

and the wonderful memories we have to cherish!

To God be the glory!


4 Condolences

  1. Jane Neal on April 10, 2016 at 5:28 pm

    Dear Goodnoughs, so saddenened to hear of Phil’s death, yet rejoicing he is in the presence of Jesus! Happy memories of the youth Bible study in his and Nancy’s home way back in the mid-70’s! My thoughts and prayers are with Nancy and all the family.

  2. Debbie (Johnson) Dancey on April 11, 2016 at 3:56 am

    To all the Goodnough family, I’m so sorry to hear this news of your great loss. My immediate thoughts, like Jane’s, are of the youth group meeting in the huge sittingroom in Skinner Hill and how welcome we always, always were there. I’m praying for you all and wish I could be with you on Thursday to celebrate a life well lived in Christ Jesus.

  3. Ken Smith, Stamford, NY on April 11, 2016 at 7:50 am

    He was a FUN guy. The Joy of Jesus was ever apparent in his life. I’m sure that he will be greatly missed by his family, but he is presently singing praises to his Savior!

  4. Betty McDougal on April 14, 2016 at 11:53 am

    So sorry to learn of your lost of Phil. I extend my
    deep and heartfelt sympathy to you and your family. My thoughts and prayer are with you.

    Sincere Sympathy,
    Betty McDougal
    Petersburg, TN

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