Businessman mixed compassion with service
Albert Good always kept busy, whether in the community or working on refrigeration units as part of his job, his son said.
“If he wasn't fishing, he was out fixing somebody's cooler at a dairy farm. He was always on the move,” said Greg Good of Takoma Park, Md.
Albert H. Good, 94, of Latrobe, died on Wednesday, April 2, 2014, of congestive heart failure in Greensburg Care Center, his son said.
In his early 60s, Mr. Good retired as owner and operator of the former Latrobe Refrigeration Service Co. But he quickly discovered the idle hours weren't for him, and Mr. Good began working for Mullen Refrigeration, a job he finally retired from in his 80s, his son said.
“He just needed to be more active. He needed to be out and about,” Greg Good said.
Mr. Good often accepted farm products, wine or some other goods from farmers who couldn't immediately pay for the work he did on a cooling system, said his daughter, Jessie A. Good of Fond du Lac, Wis.
“He always said, ‘Their livelihood depends on (the repairs), so I have to get there as soon as I can,'” she said.
“He was such an easygoing guy with a great sense of humor,” she added. “He had a lot of compassion for people.”
Mr. Good belonged to a host of organizations. He was a member and past master of Loyalhanna Lodge No. 275, Free and Accepted Masons in Latrobe and The Tall Cedars of Lebanon.
A World War II veteran, Mr. Good belonged to American Legion Post No. 515 and VFW Post No. 3414.
Mr. Good was an avid Pittsburgh Pirates and Steelers fan, his son said.
“One of the last things he said was, when the nurse came in and asked him if he knew what day it was, he said it was the first (opening) day for the Pirates,” Good said.
Mr. Good was preceded in death by his first wife, Grace; his second wife, Hildegarde; and sons, Lester A. Good and William R. Fiorini. In addition to his two children, Mr. Good is survived by another daughter, Wendy Parr of Tamworth, Australia; nine grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Family and friends will be received from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday in John J. Lopatich Funeral Home Inc., 601 Weldon St., Latrobe. The Loyalhanna Lodge No. 275, Free and Accepted Masons will conduct a service at 7:30 p.m. Friday in the funeral home.
Military services will be conducted by American Legion Post No. 515 and VFW posts No. 3414 and No. 444 at 11 a.m. Saturday, in the funeral home, to be followed by funeral services. Interment will follow in Unity Cemetery.
Bob Stiles is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 724-836-6622 or email@example.com.
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