Dr. Marvin H. Goodrow

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Dr. Marvin H. Goodrow, 85, of Castle Rock, Colorado, passed away on Sept. 24, 2016 at his home after a long illness.

He was born in San Fernando Valley on Sept. 27, 1930, son of the late Cecil and Dorothy Goodrow, and husband of deceased, Virginia Goodrow. His son and daughter, Jonathan and Elizabeth Goodrow, survive him. His brother, Richard Goodrow and numerous nieces and nephews also survive him.

Marvin received a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Pomona College, Claremont, and a doctorate in organic chemistry from the University of California, Los Angeles. He was a teaching assistant in organic chemistry at UCLA and an instructor at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. In 1964, he relocated to Modesto, and was a research chemist for Shell Development Company. In 1968 he joined the Modesto Junior College as a chemistry instructor, retired in 1991.

As an internationally respected research chemist he obtained numerous research grants. He utilized his free time to pursue his passion as a research chemist at UC Davis, where he participated in a Superfund Research Program. He is a published author of numerous professional papers and is published in the Journal of Organic Chemistry.

Marvin was a member of the American Chemical Society, Alpha Chi Sigma, a chemistry and engineering professional fraternity, and Phi Lambda Upsilon, a chemistry honor society.

He enjoyed traveling internationally with his wife, specifically to remote destinations like the Cook Islands.

Funeral services were planned at

Park View Cemetery, 3661 E. French

Camp Road in Manteca, on Wednesday, Oct. 5, at noon, reception following; R.S.V.P. Elizabeth.Micale@yahoo.com.

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