Frank G. Goodhart, Jr., 86, of Lancaster, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, December 15, 2014 at Hospice & Community Care surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Margaret “Peggy” (Vinson) Goodhart who was his “sweetheart” for 66 years.
Born in Lancaster, PA., he was the son of the late Frank G. Goodhart, Sr. and Mary (Snyder) Goodhart.
A graduate of J.P. McCaskey High School.
He was the co-owner of Goodhart Sons, Inc. and was President until 1988 and Chairman of the Board until 2008.
He was very active at Grace Baptist Church serving as Chairman of the Building Committee for the Major Addition which was completed in 1979. Also through the years he served in the following areas: Chairman of the Board of Trustees, on the Board of Deacons, on the Missions Committee, the Budget Committee and the Board of Nominating Committee. His church family was a very important part of his life.
In his spare time he loved the beach, playing golf, hunting and spending time with his family and friends.
He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.
In addition to his wife Peggy, he is survived by his four sons; Frank Goodhart III (husband of Brenda), Gary Goodhart (husband of Cindy), Randy Goodhart (husband of Joyce), and David Goodhart (husband of Joyce). Also surviving are grandchildren; Michael Goodhart (husband of Teresa) and their children Kaillee, Trent, and Taylor; Allison Bucher (wife of Justin); Marc Goodhart (husband of Ali); Chad Goodhart (husband of Dawn) and their children Ava and Luke; Matthew Goodhart (husband of Loralee) and their son Slade; Leslie Byler (wife of Joel) and their children Dylan, Camryn, and Gracyn; John Goodhart, Joey Goodhart, and Lexi Goodhart. Also surviving is a brother Richard Goodhart.
A funeral service will be held at Grace Baptist Church, 1899 Marietta Ave., Lancaster, PA 17603, on Friday, December 19, 2014 at 10:30 AM. A visitation will be held the evening prior on Thursday, December 18, 2014 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM also at the church. Interment will be private at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers contributions in his memory may be made to Lancaster Bible College, 901 Eden Road, Lancaster, PA 17601.