Mr. Goodman wrote in an account of his life that he wanted to perform as an ice skater for a living, but fate did not smile on that plan.
"My parents would not allow me to accept a contract with the Ice Capades, so I joined the Navy," he wrote.
Mr. Goodman served in the Navy for five years, through World War II. He taught aquatic warfare as a chief petty officer.
While serving, he skated to entertain the troops and kept competing, in uniform. He also formed a 15-piece orchestra and performed at USO centers in Chicago in 1943. He was honored by the Navy for his extra activities, he wrote in his memoir.
After a short stint as an ice-skating teacher, Mr. Goodman bought Metallurgical Products Co. in West Chester in 1950 and served as its president. He was past president of the Philadelphia Metals Association in the 1980s. He retired in 1990.
He married Joan Lorch in 1958 and later taught the couple's two children to skate.
One of Mr. Goodman's passion was cars. He served for a decade ending in 1989 as president of the Mercedes-Benz Club, Delaware Valley Chapter.
In 1950, Mr. Goodman graduated from the Sun Valley Ski School. He skied well into his 80s and played tennis until he was 90.
An authority on Benny Goodman, Mr. Goodman parlayed his love of the band leader into the "Other Goodman Trio." Over the last decade, the group performed music of the 1930s and 1940s at local venues.
Surviving, in addition to his wife of 54 years, are a son, Buddy; daughter Nancy Newberg; five grandchildren; and a sister.
Services were private. Donations can be made to the U.S. Figure Skating Memorial Fund via www.usfigureskating.org.
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