April 17, 1925 — Jan. 16, 2008
NORWALK — Wayne C. Goodsite, 82, of Norwalk, died Wednesday evening in Fisher-Titus Medical Center.
He was bon April 17, 1925 in Norwalk to the late Alonzo and Rena (Sprowl) Goodsite and was a lifelong area resident.
He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church where he had been an elder and deacon.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in World War II in the Philippines and Japan in the Signal Corp. He was attached to the 77th Infantry Division.
He was a former employee of Hills Interiors for 14 years and was a Real Estate Broker for 45 years.
He was Norwalk’s first full-time mayor, serving from 1972 to 1983. He was a former Norwalk City Councilman for eight years, and was past president of the Norwalk Lions Club.
He was a member of Huron Lodge No. 37 International Order of Odd Fellows, Norwalk, Firelands Post No. 2743 Veterans of Foreign Wars, and was a former board member of the Norwalk Salvation Army.
He was a volunteer at Fisher-Titus Medical Center and was a music and animal lover. He enjoyed entertaining the residents of many area nursing homes, playing the piano for more than 30 years and most recently entertained at the Carriage House until November of 2007. He felt that his family was the most important thing in his life.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Betty Jane (Ramsey) Goodsite of Norwalk; a son, Terry Goodsite of Norwalk; daughters and sons-in-law, Janet and Michael Canterbury of Norwalk and Jill and Robert Salgado of Norwalk; four grandchildren and one great granddaughter.
He was preceded in death by his sisters, Ella Goodsite, Grace Zimmerman, Mabel Kesling and by his infant sister, Elsie G brothers Ernest, Russell, and Howard Goodsite.
Friends may call from 3 to 6 p.m. Friday and from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service at 10:30 a.m. in Walker Funeral Home, 98 W. Main St., Norwalk with the Rev. Adrian Doll, pastor of Norwalk First Presbyterian Church and the Rev. Fred Wiechers, Pastor of St. Peter Lutheran Church officiating.
Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Norwalk.
Memorial gifts may be sent to the St. Jude Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn., 381005-1905; First Presbyterian Church, 21 Firelands Boulevard, Norwalk, Ohio or to Stein Hospice Service, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, Ohio 44870.
Online condolences may be made at www.edwalkerfuneralhome.com.