Howard A. Good

By on February 14, 2018

64, Martin’s Furniture worker, member of Alive Church, hunter, Cowboys fan

Heaven gained an angel on Monday, Feb. 5, 2018 when he took his VIP seat with his Lord. Howard A. Good, 64, of Ephrata, passed away peacefully at his home under hospice care.

He was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer on May 16, 2016. His care was managed through Johns Hopkins Hospital pancreatic team. Throughout his battle, he missed very little work and continued to work full-time until Jan. 25. Howard was a well-respected, hardworking warehouse manager for Martin’s Furniture.

He was born in Brownstown to Minerva (Horning) and the late Warren E. Good.

He was a member of Alive Church. Howard was an amazing person who adored his time spent with his three children, grandchildren, family and friends. He enjoyed meals and gatherings together with his loved ones, especially at his favorite vacation spot, his cabin in Lock Haven. Many loved him. He had a huge heart full of love and kindness. This funny, lighthearted man could put a smile on anyone’s face. He was non-judgmental, forgave a lot, and was selfless and patient. He gave the most comforting, loving hugs and strong firm handshakes. He can be remembered best by his actions and of course his unique dancing. He taught so many people so much without needing to say much at all. He traveled the country hunting, which was his favorite pastime, with his children, close family, and friends. He was a Dallas Cowboys fan, seeing several games against the Philadelphia Eagles with his children. He was the first visitor to hold his grand-boys at birth, soothe them to sleep when others failed, and created some of their best memories. He will be greatly missed by many but will live on in our hearts forever.

In addition to his mother, Howard is survived by his children: Jessica Good; Nicole Byers-Kauffman wife of Philip Kauffman; David J. Good; six grandchildren: Kaitlyn, Madison, Colton, Rylan and Chase Pavlesich; Michael Kauffman; two sisters: Ivy Jo, wife of the late John Martin; Ginger, wife of Dale Martin; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a sister: Judy J. Kunkle.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Feb. 17, at 11 a.m., at Alive Church, 510 Stevens Road, Ephrata, with Pastor Peter C. Cook and Pastor Jeff High officiating. Interment will be private at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Howard’s memory to Johns Hopkins University. (Memo: In memory of Howard A. Good, Ephrata, PA, pancreatic cancer research: Payable to Johns Hopkins University). Mail to: Ralph H. Hruban M.D., Johns Hopkins Hospital, 600 N. Wolfe St., Carnegie 417, Baltimore, MD 21287.

Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes, Akron/Ephrata. Online condolences can be given at

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