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In Memoriam: Brad Goodhart

It is with profound sadness that we share with you the passing of Brad Goodhart, the devoted husband of the Foundation’s Grants Officer Paddy Moore-Goodhart.

Brad Goodhart and Paddy Moore-Goodhart on one of their many adventures. Brad Goodhart and Paddy Moore-Goodhart on one of their many adventures.

Brad had an enduring love for Africa’s people and nature, having led over 100 tours of East Africa over the past 35 years. He was a Board Member of the African Orphans Foundation where he helped coordinate fundraising for orphaned girls in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Ethiopia. He taught science, math and English at Bishop O’Dowd High School from 1968-1997, and was most recently teaching at Geyserville High School.

His generous smile, insatiable curiosity, and helpful hand made him a special addition to the Foundation family.

He succeeded in living a full life while inspiring so many others to do the same. Please join us in sending our most sincere condolences to Paddy and her family.

A celebration of Brad’s life will be held at 2:00pm on Monday, January 19 at Villa Chanticleer in Healdsburg, California.

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5 responses to “In Memoriam: Brad Goodhart”

  1. Wyatt says:

    You have, and always will be my one true hero Mr. Goodhart. Words can’t even begin to describe just how truly amazing you are.

  2. Drew Anderson says:

    Mr. Goodhart unknowingly set me on the path that would define me.
    Marine Biology and a life of the Ocean.
    God Speed good Sir!

  3. Kathy (Brown) Grams st pats 1960-1964 says:

    Brad, your wife , Paddy, doesn’t know me. I went to St. Pats with you for 8 years. You were a friend and a scholar and will be truly missed by all those who knew and loved you,
    I am so sorry about your tragic accident. You are in heaven now with now more suffering.

    My heartfealt condolences and prayers are with you and your family at this time
    Sincerely, Kathy (Brown) Grams

  4. Thomas Johnson says:

    Brad, was a wonderful spirit and a great friend. I worked with him as a guide for Adventures International, and shared beers after some long Volleyball games. I will never forget his smile or laugh. I wish Paddy and the rest of his family all the best, my thoughts are with you.
    Whalefull yours,
    Tom Johnson

  5. Carla Bowman says:

    Brad hired me to teach biology and chemistry at BOD in 1996. He captured everything vibrant and alive about biology. During the interview, I though "I HAVE to work with this man." He was such a help to me in my first year, then he left and I had to try to fill his shoes in Marine Biology. You and I met at Tom Tyler’s farewell party in the Living Lab and a few other time, I believe. I was so saddened when I learned of his death yesterday while reading "The Dragon." Perhaps you remember Luke, my husband. When I told him, we could do nothing but sit quietly before we could even begin to speak about our fond memories of Brad. Please accept our condolences, our hearts go out to you.
    Carla Bowman

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