Obituaries

Goodwin (Goody) Halversen


Born: July 08, 1937

Died: March 04, 2016

Services: Bethel UM Church Wednesday, March 9, 2016 10:00AM

Visitation: Bedell-Pizzo Funeral Home Monday, March 7, 2016 6-9PM & Tuesday, March 8, 2016 2-4 & 6-9PM

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Goodwin G. Halvorsen, 78
Veteran manager of South Shore Little League, 'the memories he leaves us will not be forgotten'
Goody G. Halvorsen, a lifelong resident of Tottenville, Staten Island, N.Y., son of the late Irving and Thelma Halvorsen, passed on March 4, 2016, at the age of 78.
He is survived by his adoring wife, Donna Britten; four loving children, Goodwin and wife Kerry Halvorsen, Tina Fulginity and Jennie and Tracy Halvorsen; three stepchildren, Patrick and wife Jody Britten, Timmy Britten, and Dawn and John Esposito; and 11 grandchildren, who were his pride and joy. He is also survived by his sister, Ellyn Halvorsen of Barnegat Light, N.J., and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his sister, Harriet Rhea, and the mother of his children, Jenny Manniello.
Goody will always be remembered for his many accomplishments. He was a scout master and earned the rank of Eagle Scout in Troop 46. He was a Navy man who served on the U.S.S. Champlain, a stock car driver at Weissglass Stadium, and a manager for South Shore Little League, where he taught and watched many boys and girls grow and learn baseball. He won the opportunity to take two All-Star teams to the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa. In 1991, he finished third in the world.
Goody worked for Nassau Smelting, was a supervisor for N.Y.C. Sanitation, and eventually retired as a bus driver from Pioneer Bus Company.
Goody had a deep love for the water and had a boat named GoodWind, where he would always find relaxation.
He won numerous awards throughout his life, including a field dedication to him at South Shore Little League. In 1991 the Staten Island Advance honored him with the Sportsman of the Year award. Goody touched many people in his life, but the memories he leaves us with will not soon be forgotten.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association .
Visiting hours are Monday from 6 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. at Bedell-Pizzo Funeral Home, 7447 Amboy Rd., Staten Island. Funeral service will be Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Bethel United Methodist Church. Interment is at Resurrection Cemetery.
Bedell-Pizzo

Cemetery: Resurrection Cemetery (Staten Island) (Map)

Location: Bedell-Pizzo Funeral Home (Map)

Church: Bethel United Methodist Church (Map)



Posted at: 3/7/2016 8:15:06 PM By:

Dana Barnett

Email Address: [email protected]

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Our prayers are with you now and for years to come. The world has lost a good man, father, grandfather, husband, son, brother and coach. He will be missed by so many. God bless the entire family.