Robert William Good, well-known photographer, passed away Jan. 31 at his home. He was born in Shenandoah on Jan. 17, 1937, and was the son of the late Lorene and Robert W. Good Sr.
Robert’s first job was in 1958 as the photographer for General Electric Co. in Waynesboro. The company helped him further his education and he earned a master’s and craftsman degrees from the Professional Photographers of America. He earned many awards for his work and made many contributions by teaching to professionals and helping young people start their careers. He started his business in Shenandoah and built the present Robert Good Photography studio in 1991.
Robert was well loved and respected for his outgoing and friendly personality and his eagerness to help others. He enjoyed gardening and making wine, and loved when he had an abundance to give away. He loved the years that he spent and the friends that he made at General Electric Co. and still got excited about those good old days. He was an animal lover and enjoyed finding homes for lost cats and dogs.
He was an elder at the First Christian Church in Shenandoah and past president of the Virginia Professional Photography Association.
He is survived by his wife, Priscilla (Patti); a son, Rodney William Good of Elkton; and a daughter, Stephanie and her husband, Steve Neely, Indianapolis, Ind. Also surviving are five grandchildren, Robert Joseph and Rebekah Good, and Megan, Michael and Mattie Neely.
A memorial service will be held at the Kyger Funeral Home at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, with Pastor Keith Powers and the Rev. James Woods officiating.
The family will receive friends Monday, Feb. 4, 2013, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Kyger Funeral Home in Harrisonburg.
Special thanks are extended to the doctors and nurses at Davita for their wonderful care and compassion.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Contributions in his honor would be appreciated by Cat’s Cradle and Shenandoah Valley Spay and Neuter Clinic.