Saturday, October 13, 2018

Don Goodwin

Donald M. Goodwin

June 16, 1925
East Orange, NJ

March 17, 2008
Westerly, RI

1941-42 Somerville High School - Massachusetts (High School)
1942-43 Somerville High School - Massachusetts (High School)
1948-49 Tufts University - Massachusetts (College)
1949-50 Tufts University - Massachusetts (College)
1950-51 Tufts University - Massachusetts (College)
1951-52 Manchester British Americans (ABL)

The 6'4 Goodwin was born to Alonzo and Maude Goodwin in East Orange, New Jersey, and thefamily moved to Somerville, Massachusetts shortly after Don was born. He served in the military after World War 2, and enrolled at Tufts University after the war. He was selected all-New England in basketball while at Tufts and after graduating he would play basketball with the Manchester British Americans in the ABL. He would work at Rex Lumber Company in South Windsor, Connecticut, eventually being promoted to General Manager and Vice President. He retired and split his retirement between Charlestown, Rhode Island, and Long Boat Key, Florida. Goodwin died in 2008.

Don's brother Kenny also played pro basketball, teaming up with Don on the BA's.

Don married Ruth Fitzgerald and they had five sons.

Obituary, Hartford Courant, March 18, 2008


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