Carl L. Good, 83, of Landis Homes, Lititz, Pa., died Dec. 29, 2023. He was the son of the late Ira M. and Ruth H. Weaver Good. He was married to Lois M. Zimmerman Good, who survives, for 59 years.
He earned a bachelor’s degree from Eastern Mennonite College, a master of divinity degree from New York Theological Seminary and a Ph.D. from the
University of Tennessee. He was ordained in the Mennonite Church.
He worked as a school psychologist, in health care administration for Mennonite Health Services and as a counseling and consulting psychologist for Masonic Village and in private practice counseling. One of his lifelong commitments was how institutions such as hospitals and colleges were fed and nurtured and accountable to the church. His work as a psychologist and administrator was visionary in facilitating these relationships.
He and Lois were leaders and mentors at Good Shepherd, Fox Street, Steelton, Blossom Hill and James Street Mennonite churches.
Those who knew Carl remember his gentle, caring spirit. He was cherished for his wit and dry sense of humor. He was known to have unique tastes, often different from the mainstream. Recently, he sang in Sing for the Moment, a chorus for people with dementia.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children, Trudy Good (Michael Pratt) of Boston, Jan Good-Bollinger (Jonathan Bollinger) of Lenexa, Kan., and Peter Good (Deanna Notaro) of Duluth, Minn.; brothers Leon Good (Elaine), Merle Good (Phyllis), Luke Good (Marian), Howard Good (Gloria) and Linford Good (Terri); sister-in-law Betty Good-White; and eight grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother, Nelson Good.
The memorial service was held Jan. 6 at James Street Mennonite Church in Lancaster Pa.