Funeral Services are set for Sunday, Feb. 16 in Glendale, for longtime asphalt industry leader Douglas L. Goode of La Crescenta. He was 72.
Goode’s great-grandfather, E.D. Goode, was a prominent civic leader and one of the founders of the city of Glendale, and his house, located on Cedar Street, is a historical landmark. There is also a street named after him – Goode Avenue – that runs along the 134 freeway in Glendale.
Leo D. Goode was the owner of one of the first asphalt plants in Los Angeles County. Before the World War II, he teamed up with his accountant, Wally Hunt, to operate the asphalt plant under the name of “Industrial Asphalt” at the location in Sun Valley. Through a series of acquisitions, the company expanded to become one of the largest asphalt paving material producers west of the Mississippi.
Douglas L. Goode was born on Dec. 22, 1941 in Glendale. He attended local schools and later served in the U.S. Marines. He was stationed in Okinawa and was on alert for the Cuban Missile Crisis. Shortly after his discharge from the military in 1964 he went to work for the family business. He rose through the ranks and ultimately became president of Goode and Schroeder from 1974 to 1978.
Goode continued to work with Goode and Schroeder/ California Paving with Leanora Sepielli and Foster S. Dennis until his retirement in 1985. He passed away Feb. 3.
“Doug was a hardworking, common sense type of leader and will be missed,” Dennis said.
Goode’s survivors include his wife, Donna Goode, a daughter, Natalie Goode, and a son, Brian Goode.
Services will be held on Sunday, Feb. 16 at 1p.m. at the Van de Kamp Room of Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Drive, La Canada-Flintridge. Donations in Doug Goode’s memory may be made to the Semper Fi Fund at: http://www.semperfifund/donate