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Rodney R. Goodwill

Rodney R. Goodwill “beloved father, grandfather, brother and friend”

BOLIVAR, N.Y.---Rodney R. “Pork” Goodwill, 58, a lifelong resident of Bolivar, passed away in his home with his loving family by his side on Thursday, May 12, 2022, after a long battle with cancer.

Born on Wednesday, November 20, 1963 in Wellsville, he was a son of Raymond Jr. and Mary Brokel Goodwill. He was married to Stephanie Cramer.

Pork attended school in Allentown and also attended Bolivar High School. He worked hard to earn his GED.

Rodney was a Class A oversize endorsed CDL truck driver for many years. He drove for Allegany Pipe in Andover, the former McGuire Trucking in Bradford, Pa., and at the time of his death was the owner and operator of Goodwill Landscaping and Excavating.

Pork enjoyed riding his motorcycles, hunting, fishing, and kayaking. He enjoyed building 12 value diesel trucks. His greatest love was his family.

Left to cherish his memory are two sons, Nathan A. “Nate” (Summer Tanner) Karns of Little Genesee and Bobby (Jennifer) Wray of Scio; his first grandson, Hunter Herbert Karns to be born on May 22, 2022; many step-grandchildren; three brothers, his twin, Robert Goodwill of Richburg, and Raymond (Barbara) Goodwill of Wellsville and Ronald (Cherlyn) Goodwill of Bolivar; three sisters, Debbie Goodwill of Dubois, Pa., Chrissy Benjamin of Dubois, and Tracie Fay of Wellsville; several nieces and nephews, including Skyler, Kylee, Hamond, and Brooklyn; many friends, including four special friends, Kim G. Hess of Little Genesee, Maria J. Hess of Little Genesee, Randy (Linda) Carpenter of Richburg, and Thomas Kranock of Portville.

In addition to his parents. Pork was predeceased by his stepfather, Larry “Poppy” Benjamin.

A celebration of life will be held on a date and place to be announced.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Pork’s name may be made to Roswell Park Cancer Center, Thoracic/Lung Clinic, 665 Elm Street, Buffalo, NY 14203.

Rodney’s family has entrusted his care to Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse, Pa.

To express condolences, light a candle, or share a fond memory of Pork, please visit www.virgillhowardfuneralhome.com or the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home Facebook page.



TO Nate and the whole family . I am sorry for the loss of Rodney . He was a caring man .and would help all he could . He was a great friend . and will be missed .

Deborah Kline / Van Horn May 19 2022 5:49 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Rodney Goodwill

Debbie Craig May 19 2022 11:26 AM

My brother was the coolest brother ever his brother and him and Friends of their would ride their motorcycles and he was so excited just to get on there and get his sunglasses on and just go down the road and just travel wherever their bikes would take them I also remember when we would I was up there when I was on the phone with him we were canning back and forth and he was making steak he was so excited cuz Park and steak well then he said look at this steak look how good I can make this take this is going to be really good with the baked potato Deb and I said yeah it is isn't it he goes yeah it is it's going to go really good in my tummy he said well those are the things that I cherish and things that we did when we were younger so you will be missed brother and I love you and you need to rest in peace

Sister May 19 2022 11:13 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Rodney Goodwill

skylar + family May 19 2022 10:53 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Rodney Goodwill

Kevin & Patty May 19 2022 10:20 AM