Howard D. Goodrich, Jr.

Birth Date: 
Sunday, January 2, 1955
Date of Passing: 
Monday, April 20, 2020

WOOSTER – Curly Dan Goodrich Jr., 65, of Wooster passed peacefully at his home surrounded by loved ones on Monday, April 20, 2020.

He was born January 2, 1955 in Wooster, the son of Howard D. Sr. and Bernedda Daugherty Goodrich. 

Upon his graduation from high school, he worked at Harold Cook before assuming ownership of the Goodrich 2nd generation family business, Curly’s Body Shop, which he owned and operated for over 40 years.

Curly loved fishing, boating and gambling.  His unique sense of humor and love for life will be missed by his extended family and friends and his loving generosity and kindness will be missed by all.

Surviving are his children Howard D. III (Carrie) Goodrich, Heather (Rich) Arnold, II and Daniele Goodrich all of Wooster; his significant partner Robin Neuhauser of Wooster; his former spouse Katie Ruth Goodrich of Wooster; 8 grandchildren; 2 great-grandsons; siblings Marlene McBride of Florida, David W. (Carolyn) Goodrich of Apple Creek, Susan (Terry) Alkire of Shreve, Dwight (Brenda) Goodrich and Shelia (Jeff) Burckhart both of Wooster and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

There will be no calling hours and a memorial service will be held at a later date.

McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster is assisting the family.

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Memorial Service at a later date


Good body man gone way too soon. Dan was an "original" who will be missed by everyone who knew him. Hang in there Hoss and Heather; wish you all the best.

Wow, he will be missed. Always made me laugh. So sorry for your loss.

Sorry for your lose. He always made me smile. prayers
To family

You will be greatly missed ! Thank you being my friend and for being apart of my life ! Also thankful for being apart of the families lives I love them all ❤️

You all have our sympathy and in our thoughts and prayers. He will be truly missed he always made me laugh when I stopped and always concerned how we were all doing. That was Curly for ya and when he would talk to me he would say how you doin darlin!!!! What a great guy.

He was a good man with a big heart , now Doc has someone to talk about cars with ❤️.My deepest sympathy to the family.

My condolences to the family.

Deepest sympathy to the family. Always a job well done at Curly's. Curly had a big heart that loved his dogs and family.

So sad to learn of his passing. Our Deepest Sympathy to All of your Family.

So sorry to hear this. Good man .rip curly

I am so sorry to hear this. Prayers of comfort and healing to his family.

My sincerest condolences to his family for your loss. Dan was a good man, a dear friend, someone I have known for what seems a long time. God bless you and yours. Dan, is now, in peace❤️

Deepest sympathy to the family. Dan was a good friend and always fun to be around. Howard and Heather our thoughts are with you.

So sad to see that Danny died. He was a great guy, always happy to see us & talk to us. Although I (Bobbie) didn't see him often it doesn't seem real that He's not around anymore. Our condolences to the entire Goodrich family. Love you.

My sincere condolences to the entire family. I knew Curly most of my life, growing up as one of his neighbors on McCoy Road. My brother and I would ride our bikes down to see Howard and Heather at their home. And there you could always find Curly with a smile on his face. I will remember him as a jokester and funny man, with a big heart. What a true loss much too early. Please know you all are in my thoughts and prayers.

A fine person with a huge heart. Proud to call him a friend. Prayers for his family.

I have known Dan since grade school at Wooster Twp. There was no better body man than Curly! Always a great sense of humor and big smile. Sad to lose such a positive person. May God continue to bless your family.

Our deepest sympathies go out to his family.

Sorry for your loss. Dan will be missed Prayers for your family

Dan will be deeply missed. I always enjoyed seeing him. He was a great guy. Prayers to his family.

To my dear past family members, I will always remember all of the great family memories between us all. I truly miss all of you guys and want you guys to know that I’m so sorry for your loss and mine too. You guys please let me know if there’s anything I can do for you guys.
May God bless you and keep you safe.
Love always your ex-brother-in-law.. Melvin.
Rest In Peace Danny !

so sorry for the whole Goodrich family. Will miss seeing him and all his stories.Prayers to all.

Thanks for all the memories Curley! You will be missed. Stay strong family he would want you too!

So sorry to hear about your dad! It has been too long since we've sanded on cars together! Curly was much too young and too ornery to go this soon. My prayers are with you. Hope to see you down the road. God Bless.

My condolences to the family. Dan always had a story to tell and will be missed.

Sorry to read about your dad,s passing. He always went out of his way to treat me as a valued customer. I also enjoyed his customer appreciation get-together. Howard and Heather, you and your families are in my thoughts and prayers.

I was so sorry to see that Dan had passed away. He was a great soul.

I’ll always remember me calling you crying and, you coming to the rescue, more than once. Our breaks as you’d drop off Dani at daycare. Always good to see you at lunch time as well. Love ya cousin Danny. So sorry to the immediate family for your loss.

My heart breaks. Another man gone to soon.

A good friend I will miss being able to talk with.

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