Gooding, Donald Richard
Birth: Wednesday, March 03, 1943 in Washington, D.C.
Residence: Clements, Maryland
Death: Wednesday, December 07, 2016 at the age of 73
Laid to Rest: Wednesday, December 14, 2016 in the Resurrection Cemetery, Clinton, Maryland
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Donald "Don" Richard Gooding, 73, of Clements, MD passed away on December 7, 2016 at St. Mary's Hospital with his family at his side. Don was born on March 3, 1943 to the late Clarence Wilson Gooding, Sr. and the late Hilda Grace Willett in Washington, D.C.
Don was a dedicated husband, father and grandfather. He enjoyed his family, cars, hunting, westerns, cookouts and was an avid reader. Don was a member of the Moose and Elks Lodge, and was a 32nd Degree Mason; affiliated with three lodges.
In addition to his parents, Don was predeceased by his brother, Clarence W. Gooding, Jr. Don is survived by his loving wife, Carmen Bauer Gooding; daughters, Donna M. Flaherty (David), Donella M. Gooding (Chris Williams); step-sons, William Borza, Andrew M. Borza (Danielle), Kenneth M. Johns (Angelina), Bentley L. Johns (Stephanie Hughes); step-brother, Alvin Jameson (Ellen); brothers, William Willett (Edna), Paul Willett (Sharon) and grandchildren, Brittany Gooding, Allison Flaherty, David Flaherty, Abigale Flaherty, Kayla Borza, and Michael Borza.
Family will receive friends for Don's visitation on Tuesday, December 13, 2016 from 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm at Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home, P.A., 30195 Three Notch Road, Charlotte Hall, MD 20622 with a Masonic Prayer at 7 pm. Funeral Service will be on Wednesday, December 14, 2016 at 11:00 am at Brinsfield-Echols with Father Jerry Gamrot officiating. Interment will follow at Resurrection Cemetery, 8000 Woodyard Road, Clinton, MD 20735. Arrangements by Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home.