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Arthur Robert Good
December 30, 1939 ~ September 6, 2023 (age 83) 83 Years Old
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Arthur Robert Good, our beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, passed away at home peacefully on Wednesday, September 6, 2023, after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease and prostate cancer.
Art was born December 30, 1939, in Escanaba, Michigan, to Chester Alan and Helen Lillian Good. He was raised on a dairy farm in Bark River, MI, as the seventh of nine “Good” children. He cherished many fond memories of his farm life with his family and friends. He graduated from Bark River-Harris High School where he was valedictorian and homecoming king. He continued his education at Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering and then continued his education and earned a Master of Science degree in civil engineering from the University of Missouri-Columbia. Art also served in the United States Marine Corps in their active reserve program.
On October 16, 1965, Art married Diana “Dee” Saitta in Kansas City, Missouri. They were blessed with three children, seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren. By far, he was most proud of his family and everything he did was for them. He loved being a father and grandpa and had a large role in their lives by coaching, attending sporting games, going to performances, teaching life skills and just being interested in each of them. As a man of few words, he showed his love through his acts of service and would do anything for his family. He was a true gentleman and kind soul to all who met him.
Art was an avid gardener, loved woodworking and could build anything. He loved working with his hands and was a talented builder, remodeler and “fix it” guy. He made all the small crosses on the walls in Ascension Catholic Church. He also loved playing golf and watching the Kansas City Royals and Chiefs, and of course the Green Bay Packers.
His working career covered 33 years with Panhandle Eastern Pipe Line Company and affiliated corporations. He served in various engineering and management positions in Kansas City, Houston, Texas, and Liberal, Kansas, until his retirement in 1995. After retirement, he and Dee were able to travel the world together. They visited Italy many times and went on many cruises including Alaska, Panama Canal, Russia, and the Caribbean to name a few.
Art is survived by Dee, his wife of 57 years; his daughter Katie (Tom) Patterson; sons Kevin (Shana) Good and Father Karl Good; seven grandchildren, Christian (Haley), Nicholas, Nathan (Taylor), Noah and Hannah Patterson, Satori and Salvador Good; two great-grandchildren, Nash Patterson and Penelope Patterson; brother, Bill Good; sisters, Janet Hanson and Bonnie (Bob) Barr; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Carl and Marie Saitta, Mary Ann Carmody, Judy Saitta, and Barry Berquist; as well as countless nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother Jim Good; sisters Doreen Bartoszek, Jean McDonough, Lois Anderson, and Karen Berquist; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Tom Bartoszek, Art Anderson, Bob McDonough, Lee Hanson, JoAnn Good, Joe Saitta, and Tim Carmody.
The family would like to thank the caregivers at Kansas City Hospice for their kind and generous care.
The Rosary will be said at 6:30 p.m. followed by Visitation 6:45 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 14th at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, 14251 Nall Avenue, Leawood, KS. The Funeral Mass will be 10:30 a.m. on Friday, September 15th at St. Michael the Archangel [LIVE STREAM], followed by lunch. The burial will follow at 2:00 p.m. at Mount Olivet Cemetery, 7601 Blue Ridge, Kansas City, MO. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church or Kansas City Hospice.