In Memory

Mark Goode

Mark Goode

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05/10/12 12:25 PM #1    

Tony DeMaria

Mark played trumpet in the high school band along with myself,  David Douglass, and Bob Summers. He was quite good and I used to envy him because he could play "Trumperters Holilday" very well. It was writtten for three trumpets and he and David and Bob did a great job with it. It was a difficult piece to play well. Bob later turned out to be a world class trumpet player. I lost track of Mark after high school.  tony

05/28/12 12:56 PM #2    

Greg Kareofelas

Mark's wife Gail got in touch with me and sent some pix of Mark and a copy of his Obit (Mark died 4 Sep 2005)

Please get in touch with me and I will send you the copy if you want to see mark's accomplishments both in the Navy (Lt Commander on Nuc Subs) and after he retired (consult with many Nuclear installations)

I am posting the pix on my site, or if anyone knows how to add pix to this page, let know & I will. BTW, Mark's name is GOOD, no "e"

06/07/12 04:29 AM #3    

Julie Eis (Millstein)


On September 4, 2005, the world lost a loving, caring, and giving man, Mark Ivan Good.  Mark’s wife Gail lost the love of her life.  Mark and Gail had been married since October 24, 1986.  The two built their dream house in Florence in 1998 and always planned to retire here.  They moved here permanently in June 2004.  They spent many wonderful and precious hours walking on the beach and enjoying the eagles, ospreys, and whales.  It was always their dream to spend their last days here.  Gail was so thankful that Mark was able to spend the last 14 months in the place he loved.  Mark’s last day was perfect in many ways.  Mark and Gail enjoyed a walk on the beach, an intimate dinner, a beautiful sunset, and a cozy evening.  It could not have been more perfect.

Mark was born to Lucy Urban Good and Milford E. Good on May 3, 1945, in Pomona, California.  Although Mark’s mother passed away several years ago, his father still lives in Livingston, Texas.  Mark’s older brother Paul and his wife Judy live on the island of Oahu, where Paul served as a Commander in the US Navy before retiring.

Mark had two beautiful children, Darin and Darice, from a previous marriage to Nellie (Lee) Good.  Darin and Darice both live in Atlanta, Georgia.  Darin is the marketing and sales vice president of a software company founded by his mother, and Darice is a lawyer in a firm that she recently opened.  Mark was very proud of both of his children.  He was fortunate to have seen his daughter a few weeks ago when she came to Florence to visit him and Gail.

Mark was a very talented and special person.  He joined the US Navy at 18 and served as an enlisted sailor in the Navy’s nuclear submarine program.  His technical skills and abilities were soon recognized by his commanding officers.  He was selected to participate in the Navy’s elite scholarship program and received a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from the University of Idaho.  Following that, Mark went back through the Navy’s nuclear program and served as a Lieutenant Commander prior to his retirement.  He completed tours on the submarines:  USS Diodon, Lafayette, Willam H. Bates, Kamehameha, and the submarine tender USS Proteus.  On one tour, Mark served on the same submarine as his older brother, Paul.

After 20 years of service, Mark retired from the Navy on October 1, 1982.  At that point, Mark started a commercial maintenance company in Bremerton, Washington.  He also consulted for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, performing nuclear engineering, quality assurance, and emergency preparedness inspections.  In latter years, Mark consulted for the Department of Energy (DOE) doing technical, safety, and management inspections at DOE nuclear facilities.  Everyone who worked with Mark, or who was on the receiving end of Mark’s inspections, respected the depth of his skills and knowledge.

Mark was well known for his engineering skills and technical abilities.  Everyone that knew him was impressed with his ability to fix anything, including many of the antique coffee grinder’s in his and Gail’s collection (about 250) - a special hobby that the two shared.

He will be profoundly missed by all who loved him.

A Memorial Service to celebrate Mark’s life will be held at Burns’s Riverside Chapel, 1675 1st Street at 1 p.m. on Friday, September 9, 2005.  Following the service, refreshments will be served at Mark and Gail’s home in Klahanee, at 88714 Shoreline Drive.  Contributions in honor of Mark I. Good can be made via the Internet to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America at or to the victims of hurricane Katrina at


This was sent to Greg Kareofelas from Mark's wife.  

06/07/12 04:50 AM #4    

Julie Eis (Millstein)

06/07/12 04:53 AM #5    

Julie Eis (Millstein)

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