Charles E. “Charlie” Goodrich

Charles E. “Charlie” Goodrich

November 8, 1941 – July 30, 2018

Age 76, of Omaha. Survived by his wife Cheryl (Wild) Goodrich; sister, Mary Mayfield of Grand Junction, Colorado; brothers, Mark Goodrich (Beverly), Rex Goodrich (Cindy) and Brian Goodrich (Chris); nieces, Karen Gilbride (Leo), Mara Olson (Erik) and Rachel Goodrich; nephews, Grant Goodrich (Caroline), Luke, Chet, Chad and Alec Goodrich; great nephews, Liam and Brendan Gilbride; great nieces, Maeve Gilbride, Apolline Goodrich, Elin and Elsa Olson.

MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Thursday, August 16th at 7pm at St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church, 11802 Pacific St., with VISITATION from 6pm to 7pm. Following Mass, a CHAMPAGNE RECEPTION will be held in the Mainelli Center at St. Robert’s, from 8pm-9:30pm. Memorials are suggested to the Buffett Cancer Center or Metropolitan Community College.



  • Susie Underwood DeSantis Posted August 1, 2018 11:48 am

    Cheryl, I am so incredibly sorry to hear the news of your sweet Charlie’s passing. Your time with him was too short and my heart breaks for you. Please know that you are in our thoughts and we are praying for emotional support and healing for you and your family. Love and many hugs, Susie

  • Judy and Howard Shinkle Posted August 1, 2018 1:17 pm

    Cheryl, we are so sorry to hear about Charlie. He couldn’t have had a better person to take care of him through everything he has endured in the last few years. We love you and send our prayers to you and the family.

  • Howard and Judy Shinkle Posted August 1, 2018 1:19 pm

    We are so sorry to hear about Charlie. He couldn’t have a better person to take care of him during the short time you were together. We love you and send our prayers. Judy and Howard

  • Kathleen “Nene” De Roos Posted August 1, 2018 2:36 pm

    Sending love & light. Revelation 21:4.

  • Jackie Mahr Posted August 1, 2018 2:46 pm


  • Darrel & JoAnne Draper Posted August 1, 2018 8:43 pm

    You and Charlie are such amazing people & together you brought out the best in one another,. Sending healing love to you and always know we are here for you. JoAnne & Darrel
    JoAnne & Darrel

  • Lyda Lohmeier Posted August 1, 2018 8:55 pm

    Our hearts are aching as we have learned of Charlie’s passing. Thoughts and prayers are with you, Cheryl, and with Charlie’s family. Charlie was such a wonderful man and will be dearly missed. Yet, his legacy lives on in our family’s remembrance of our good times together.

    Love Always,
    The Lohmeier’s

  • Ronald Susman Posted August 2, 2018 6:26 am

    Cheryl, I’m sorry that we have never met, Charlie was one of my best friends in high school. We talked occasionally and he never complained about anything. We moved to Florida in 1999 and I wish I were there right now. Our prayers are with you.

  • Pat (Sellin) Watkins Posted August 2, 2018 9:21 am

    Cheryl, I am so sorry to hear of Charlie’s passing.. You are in my heart, thoughts and prayers. Always a phone call away for you.

  • Mike McCarthy Posted August 2, 2018 10:42 am

    Charlie’s passing is indeed a loss. Professionally, he was known nationwide as a patient and helpful engineer. He epitomized what we strive for in our careers…old school courtesy and willingness to share and promote the knowledge gained. I had the favor of speaking with him any number of times and his graciousness spanned my so-far 28 years in the profession. He’s now with other giants of the broadcast equipment circle who have preceded him. While Charlie’s passing is our collective great loss, it’s your profound loss.. From Chicago, our deepest and sincere condolences.

  • Kathleen Roy Posted August 2, 2018 11:31 am

    Cheryl, I am so sorry for the loss of your beloved Charlie. One thing you can be thankful for he is without pain. If there is anything I can do just give me a call. I will be there for you. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.
    Sincerely Kathy Roy

  • Jean Talty Williams Posted August 2, 2018 3:16 pm

    I am so sad to hear of Charlie’s passing. My deepest sympathy to Cheryl as well as Charlie’s family.

  • Dave McCracken Posted August 2, 2018 4:36 pm

    Charlie always saw the good in people, so positive in everything. We will miss him.

  • Don and Linda Kamins Posted August 2, 2018 5:06 pm

    Cheryl, we are so very sorry to hear about Charlie. We have known him as former neighbors, and good friends for many years, and realized how generous he was in providing many, many enjoyable times together with us. He was incredibly smart, and so interesting to be around. We enjoyed his company for many years before we moved away. Thank God, you came in to his life to be his soulmate for his remaining years. Thank you for providing him with much happiness. Our deepest sympathies are sent to you; and also, to his family. May you find much peace and comfort in your good memories with him.

  • Dick Jenkins Posted August 2, 2018 9:21 pm

    I never had the privilege of knowing Charlie personally, but I have dealt with “elmers” like him and really appreciated their help! We will miss you, Charlie!

  • Stephen Rutherford Posted August 3, 2018 9:13 am

    stretch. Brother broadcast engineer you will be missed by countless people in many different walks of life. You have lived the good race, won the good fight and now it’s time to be at your new home.

    Say “Hello” to Jerry Weist for me.

  • Joan Talty Rupp Posted August 3, 2018 12:08 pm

    I am so sorry to hear of Charlies passing but he gave it a long hard battle. My sympathy to Cheryl and the
    Goodrich family at this sad time..

  • Joan Talty Rupp Posted August 3, 2018 12:10 pm

    I am so sorry to hear of Charlies passing but he gave it a long hard battle. My sympathy to Cheryl and the
    Goodrich family at this sad time.. Joan Talty Rupp

  • Dick and Nadine Jenkins Posted August 3, 2018 1:37 pm

    Charlie was a dear, kind, helpful and brilliant man. We are privileged to have had him as a neighbor
    and friend for so many years. Our sincere sympathy to you Cheryl, a loving care giver and partner – he was fortunate to have you in his last years. May God bless you and all the family with wonderful memories!

  • George Chambers Posted August 3, 2018 2:17 pm

    Our prayers to your family. Charlie was always a wonderful inspiration. A true broadcaster and mentor

  • Kevin Kidd, CSRE/AMD Posted August 3, 2018 5:56 pm

    I am so sorry to hear of Charlie’s passing. He was a wealth of information to his fellow broadcast engineers and a genuinely nice guy. He will be missed.

  • Bill Hoisington W5GUA Posted August 4, 2018 8:51 am

    I started working with Charlie in 1978 when I joined the McMartin family. It was a friendship that would last for 40 years. May our Lord be with your family in a very special way. Charlie was my junior by 5 months. I sure will miss talking to him.

  • Mark Croom Posted August 4, 2018 12:31 pm

    I was so sorry to hear of Charlie’s passing. He was one of three guys who stand out from my early days in the broadcast engineering profession as a guy who went out of his way to explain what I needed to know in order to do some task that seemed beyond my abilities. Transmitter upgrades and repairs especially seemed daunting until Charlie explained the situation so a young guy with electronics training but limited hands-on experience could understand them. My condolences to his family, Charlie will be missed in the radio engineering community for sure.

  • steve Looney Posted August 5, 2018 4:57 pm

    I am shocked and so sorry to hear. I worked with Charlie at McMartin and even spoke with him just a few days before his passing. Was so looking forward to seeing him again soon. May God bless family and friends

  • Mike Shane Posted August 6, 2018 6:30 am

    My condolences to the families. I regret that I didn’t know Charlie well. But he was always helpful in my business dealings with him. I recommended him to others many more times than I actually was able to take advantage of his services. I and my tube-type transmitters will miss him greatly as will my fellow engineers not only those here in Omaha but everywhere he did business.

  • Gregg Richwine, CBTE Posted August 7, 2018 9:51 am

    I worked with Charlie on a couple occasions. I had to swap some equipment with him, and he drove over to my father-in-law’s house in Council Bluffs to accommodate my tight schedule while in town. He was a big assert to the broadcast industry. We offer our prayers of healing to you.

  • Allen Sherrill Posted August 7, 2018 10:26 am

    I was fortunate to have become acquainted with Charlie when I worked in Omaha radio about twenty-five or so years ago. Any broadcast engineer who had to work on McMartin transmitters knew Charlie was the go-to guy for parts and a helping hand, and so much more. My condolences to Charlie’s family.

  • Mark H Voris Posted August 8, 2018 3:27 pm

    We are saddened to hear of Charlie’s passing. A great Engineer and more, a great person. From all of us at Spirit Catholic Radio, our condolences and prayers to Cheryl and the rest of the family.
    Eternal rest, grant unto him O Lord
    and let perpetual light shine upon him.

    May he rest in peace. Amen.

    May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed,
    through the mercy of God, rest in peace.

  • Alan Teffeteller Posted August 9, 2018 5:30 pm

    Thoughts and Prayers to Charles E. “Charlie” Goodrich. He was the best friend any broadcaster or broadcast engineer ever could have. Always friendly, knowledgeable, and supported older McMartin broadcast equipment really well, and many other parts for vintage transmitters. A class act, and a fine gentleman. The likes of which you rarely see in life. R.I.P. Charlie! You made the world a better place, and kept many stations on the air.

  • Sally Ganem Posted August 12, 2018 12:09 am

    You are in my thoughts and prayers. While your time was far too short with him, you two were loving and shared that love with those around you.. My deepest sympathy and love to you and his family, Sally and Dave

  • L. Lynne Steele Posted August 15, 2018 4:29 pm

    Although I have never met you, Cheryl, I am sorry for your loss of Charlie. I knew him for a few years and shared some mutual friends with him. It was a pleasure to know him and have conversations with him . He was gifted and knowledgeable in many areas, and always a gentleman. He will be greatly missed by many, especially you. I hope memories you have of times you had together will comfort you in the days and weeks ahead. With Deepest Sympathy, Lynne Steele

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