Paul Reed Goodrich | Passages

May 24, 1950 to April 30, 2023

Paul Reed Goodrich was known as Paul initially as Goody in college and as Reed or Reedo for the remainder of his life.

Reed was an Oddfellow, and brother to Orcas Island’s beloved Joe Goodrich, (who passed away June 11, 2014.). Reed was a peacemaker, a dancer, a musician, a singer,an inventor, an artist, a sculptor and he was passionate about the welfare of humanity. He and his wife Susan moved to Cuenca Ecuador in 2013 and Reed died peacefully at their home in the Andes of metastatic prostate cancer at 72.

Reed taught dance, produced dance shows and did many performances over his lifetime. Reed was an amazing tap dancer, but he also taught ballroom, jazz, salsa, disco, swing, African, modern, night club dancing and other Latin dances. Reed believed that if more men danced there would be less violence and less war in this world.

Reed leaves behind, his wife Susan, his son Nicholas and daughter Philana, his precious granddaughter Claire and her mother Bernadette, his dear sister-in-law, Elaine and his nieces and nephews Alexis, Koshalla, Yaro and Locket. Reed was a colorful character with his red hair, pony tail and rebellious spirit. He was a truth seeker and he always tried to educate others about the dangers of tyranny and oppressive governments. Susan is grateful that Reed is now at home with Jesus and she hopes he is dancing in the sky.