John L. Good III
John L. Good III, 77, of Martin Street, Essex
died peacefully on October 18, 2020 at Portsmouth Regional Hospital
surrounded by his loving family.
Born in Melrose on May 12,1943, he was the son of
the late John Leon Good Jr. and the late Pearl Maclean (Phelps) Good.
Raised in Lowell, Jack was a graduate of Lowell High School, and continued
his education earning a Bachelor of Science degree from Gordon College in
1966. He holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Southern
New Hampshire University, a Master of Religious Education degree from
Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary and an Honorary Doctorate of Humane
Letters from Endicott College.
Jack married his classmate from Gordon, Susan
(Butterfield) on April 9, 1967. Jack and Sue were active members of the
Immanuel Baptist Church in Ipswich, and attended the First Congregational
Church of Ossipee, NH when they were enjoying their summers at their
cottage in Sanbornville, NH.
Jack's distinguished professional career has
included serving as Vice President and Community Service Manager for
People's United Bank, first Vice President of Danversbank, as Executive
Vice President of Beverly National Bank and for 25 years as Vice President
for development, public relations and marketing for Northeast Health
System. Jack assumed many leadership roles on numerous boards and
committees. He is a past President of the New England Association for
Healthcare Philanthropy, as well as that organization's board chairman and
current fellow. He served as past Chairman of the Association for
Healthcare Philanthropy Foundation. He has served as the Chairman of the
Board for the American Heart Association, Massachusetts affiliate and has
served as President of the Beverly Rotary Club, the Greater Beverly
Chamber of Commerce, Beverly Communication Council, North Shore United Way
and he was the Founding Chairman of the North Shore Chamber of Commerce.
He served as the past President of the North Shore YMCA, the Essex
National Heritage Commission and was the Chairman of the Board with Life
Bridge student mentoring program in New Hampshire and Vermont. He has
consulted with such organizations as the Open Door Food Pantry, North
Shore River House and the Beverly School for the deaf. He has served as an
Adjunct Faculty member at both Gordon College and North Shore Community
College. His life of service also included 40 years as a call
firefighter/EMT for the town of Essex.
Jack has received numerous awards including the
American Red Cross Enduring Hero Award, the North Shore Chamber of
Commerce Distinguished Citizen Award and the Beverly Rotary Club's Four
Avenues of Service Award. He has been named to the Top 100 North Shore
Leaders by the Salem News.
In addition to his loving wife of 53 years, Jack is
survived by one son Travis J. Good and his wife Jennifer “JJ” of Essex; a
daughter, Bonnie E. Kennedy and her husband Mathew of Anacortes, WA: five
grandchildren, Brandon Good of Essex, Keegan, Garrett, Erin and Owen
Kennedy all of WA; a brother, James P. Good of Chelmsford; a sister,
Maryanne Young of Lowell; a nephew, John Young of Dracut and a niece,
Tammy Gagnon of Pelham, NH. He was the brother of the late infant Roger
Due to Covid 19
restrictions services will be limited to a private graveside service. A
Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under
the direction of the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home of Ipswich. In lieu of
flowers memorial contributions in Jack’s
may be made to The Beverly Rotary Club Foundation, P.O. Box 201, Beverly,
MA 01915, Essex
Fire Company Equipment Fund, 24 Main St., Essex, MA 01929 and, or the
Immanuel Baptist Church, 45 Central St., Ipswich, MA 01938.
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