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Goodman, J. Knight, age 98 passed away Saturday, July 9, 2016 at Pristine Senior Living in Middletown OH. J. Knight Goodman Retired Public Relations Executive and President of KGi Public Relations. PAST POSTIONS: Former Corporate Director of Public Relations and Advertising for Aeronca, Inc. Served 12 years as reporter, editor and later, member of the management team of thee Middletown, Ohio Journal. He has work experience in labor relations and sales also. COMMUNITY EXPERINCE: Extremely active in all facets of community life. Served as youngest president of the Middletown Jaycees and later as youngest vice president of Ohio Jaycees. Former co-chairman of Middletown Industrial Council and First Chairman of the W.W. Sebald Self-Reliance Award for young people. He is a former member and first president of the executive committee of the Middletown Area United Way. Also a former member and vice-president of the Middletown Area Chamber of Commerce. He has been very active in school affairs. He served as Chairman of Middletown Statehouse Conference on Education and chairman of the cities Ohio Project/School Finance. He has received the Distinguished Service Award for Community Service presented by the Middletown Jaycees. For his contributions to education he has been presented the distinguished service awards by both the Middletown Teacher Association and the Middletown Principals Association. For service to youth he also received the Stuart Ives Memorial Award. The American Legion Middletown Post 218 awarded him the Martin V. Coffee Award for service. The Middletown Area United Way awarded him the Volunteer of the Year Award. His state awards include the Masons Ohio Grand Lodge Community Service Award and the Ohio Senate Resolution and House of Representative Resolution for service. He has also received Community Service awards from City of Middletown. In 2011 Bicentennial Commons was renamed J. Knight Goodman Bicentennial Commons in honor of the outstanding work he performed for the city. PUBLIC SPEAKING BACKGROUND: He has addressed the National Association of Manufacturers' Annual Congress of the Walfdorf Astoria in New York, and he presented Middletown's bid to the All-American City jury in Cleveland. Following his talk, Middletown was awarded the coveted All-American City Title. He has been a speaker at public relations conferences in many communities including Nashville, Tennessee and Toronto, Canada. PERSONAL HISTORY: He was born in Middletown, Ohio and was graduated from Middletown High School and attended Miami University. He was married 67 years to Dorothy Coyle Goodman (deceased) and had four children: Varale Goodman, Jay Goodman, Herb Goodman, and Lorryn Picard. He has 6 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. SCHOLORSHIP: Youngest person to ride with Cox who was running for Cox VP to ride from one city to ride to your city. Only 18 not allowed to vote till 21. Senator Levey The Ohio senate a resolution May 7, 1991. Volunteer of Year Award from Middletown United Way. Stuart Ives Memorial Award April 17, 1991. The American Legion Middletown Post 218 Martin V. Coffey Award November 11, 1991. All American citizens award 1991. Distinguished Service Award Junior Chamber of Commerce. Bicentennial Commons was renamed the J. Knight Goodman Bicentennial Commons April 3, 2012. Middletown Historical Societies Preserver Award May 2016. Visitation will be July 11, 2016 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Baker Stevens Parramore Funeral Home. Celebration of life services Tuesday, July 12, 2016 at 10:00 am at Holy Trinity with Father Civille officiating. Interment will be at Woodside Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to Dorothy Knight Goodman Scholarship Middletown Community Foundation. Condolences may be sent to the family at