Yale '62 - Obituaries - Andrew T. Goodyear



Andrew T. Goodyear

Born: October 5, 1939
Died: April 13, 2001

Andy was born in Bogalusa, Lousiana, son of Charles W. Goodyear, Jr., '31, and Mary. His Yale relatives included grandfather Charles W. '06, uncle Lawrence R. '34, and brothers Charles W., IV '55, and David L. '58. He prepared at Bogalusa High School and St. Mark's.

Married in 1961 to Daphne Dunn Barringer, he was a non-resident member of Calhoun, where he was softball captain and on the touch football and basketball teams. He was a member of Zeta Psi. Andy majored in History.

After graduation Andy settled in New Orleans. He was in the insurance business for 39 years and was involved with the development of Money Hill Golf and Country Club. He was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church, had served for several years as president of the Crosby Arboretum, was on the board of Trinity Episcopal School and was a former president of the Dad's Club at St. Martin's Episcopal School.

Andy died of cancer after a year's illness. His survivors included his wife, Gayonne Taylor Goodyear; four sons, Andrew T. Goodyear Jr. of Tequesta, Fla., Christopher B. Goodyear of Stanley, Ohio, Geoffrey B. Goodyear of Glen Burnie, Md., and Zachary T. Goodyear; two daughters, Wendy B. Costigan of Lighthouse Point, Fla., and Louise Goodyear; two stepdaughters, Lakin B. Cutter of Sterling, Va., and Tara L. Cutter; his two brothers; a sister, Mary E. Glenn of Barrington, R.I.; and four grandchildren.

In a moving tribute, his son Zachary, then a senior at University of the South, remembered his father's dedication to family and the impact on his own development. "All of those times throughout my life when I thought he was embarrassing me, he was actually teaching me and molding me for who I am. I thought of the awards that I had received and realized that it was he who truly won those awards for kindness and character, because it was he who taught me to be all of those things. My father has given me the gift of love and love is the glue that holds us all together."