Gerald E. Goodblood

Goodblood family

Gerald E. Goodblood, age 86, died peacefully on Jan 17, 2015 in Shawnee, KS.

Gerry was born Nov 26, 1928 in Portage, ME to Marshall Goodblood and Emily (Pinette) Goodblood. After serving in the US Air Force during the Korean War, Gerry graduated from Indiana Tech, and subsequently spent over 30 years as a highly-respected Aeronautical Engineer for the FAA.

Gerry is survived by his wife of 49 years, JoAnna Goodblood; Children: Janet Jones and husband, Gareth, of Atlanta, GA, Michael Green of Chicago, IL, and Susan Green of Kansas City, MO; Grandchildren: Christina Cornier Mertz and Antonio Cornier of Chicago, IL; Siblings: Shirley Dancer of Wolcott, CT, Arthur Goodblood of Fairland, IN, Gail Goodblood of Woodland, ME, and Judy Huntley of Eagle Lake, ME. He was preceded in death by siblings Marion Michaud, Cleveland Goodblood, and Reginald Goodblood. Gerry loved spending time laughing with family and friends. He was an avid golfer, a pilot, and a flight instructor. He enjoyed carpentry and refurbishing antiques, especially clocks. Gerry loved traditional Country Western music, with Hank Williams and Hank Snow as favorites.

A memorial service is scheduled for January 23 at 11:00 am at the Center for Spiritual Living, 1014 West 39th Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64111.  In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Alzheimers’ Association.  The family would like to give special thanks to Amanda Nelson, Monica Holmes and Juanita Hernandez for their loving care.  


  1. Don Page on January 28, 2015 at 11:16 am

    Jo and family,I express my most sincere condolences and sympathy. I know you will miss Gerry, as will I, and hope your many happy memories will soften tne pain of his passing. Gerry, blue skys and happy landings. Sorry I didn’t get to say good bye on your take off. See you later

  2. Alun Jones on January 25, 2015 at 5:11 am

    Very sad to hear the news that Gerry has passed away. I know he will be very much missed by the family and our thoughts are with you.

    Alun, Sian & Menna Jones

  3. Debbie Goodblood-Dailey on January 23, 2015 at 11:03 pm

    My thoughts and prayers to Aunt JoAnna and family. Although it has been many years now, I will always treasure the annual trips to Maine, the memories we all made together, and the many stories my mom and dad have shared. Rest in peace, Uncle Gerry.

  4. Catherine McTague on January 22, 2015 at 8:47 pm

    My condolence and prayers to Aunt JoAnna and all the Goodblood family. I have memories of words of admiration and respect spoken by my father and mother of Uncle Gerry. God bless and keep you all.

  5. Sian Sambrook on January 22, 2015 at 6:13 pm

    Sincere condolences to all the Goodblood family at this very sad time. Having met Gerry only the once at Gareth’s & Janet’s wedding, we enjoyed his company and remember him as a kindly & gentle man. I am so grateful to him for warmly welcoming my son Gareth into the Goodblood family and I do believe a close bond had been forged between them. May he rest in peace,
    Sian & Les Sambrook.
    (Gareth’s Mum & Stepfather) from Wales U.K.

  6. A. Hill on January 21, 2015 at 6:05 pm

    Sending Love and thoughts to you guys.Gerry was such a good friend and teacher. The clock repair lessons are still In use . Hope all of you are wrapped in comfort and love..

  7. Sandra Sandling on January 21, 2015 at 4:40 pm

    I am so saddened for the loss suffered by your family, but I am happy he is totally restored and with our Father in heaven. He was such a good man who was the leader of a great family. He will be sorely missed by many, and especially my family. Had it not been for Gerry Goodblood, I might still be trying to pass 9th grade algebra! So many fond memories of him in my childhood. Love and prayers to you all.

    Felton and Sandra Sandling, Richmond Hill, GA

  8. Bob in Grandview, Missouri on January 21, 2015 at 3:52 pm

    I am grateful for the life of Mr. Goodblood. Thanks to his service and to the service of others in our armed forces, my family and I have been able to lead our lives in freedom and peace.

  9. Cathy Hoye on January 21, 2015 at 10:42 am

    All our thoughts and prayers are with the family. Uncle Gerry was always laughing, and I will always remember him with that big grin on his face. Alzheimer’s Disease has taken, and continues to take, its toll on our family. He fought long and hard, and has gone to the Father for a well-deserved rest. Marjorie Hoye, Cathy Hoye and David Dean.

  10. Josie Thibodeau on January 21, 2015 at 5:36 am

    My condolence to the Goodblood family. My great grand mother was from Portage,Maine. she and other Goodblood family members are buried in the Goodblood family cemetery in Portage.

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