GOODELL, Patrolman Christopher Mark age 32 of Waldwick, died Thursday, July 17, 2014. Born at Valley Hospital in Ridgewood N.J., Chris was a lifelong resident of Waldwick. He graduated from Waldwick High School in 2000 and attended one semester at William Paterson University. In response to the September 11 attacks, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corp. Chris served his country proudly for the next five years as a C-130 navigator, participating in Operation Iraqi Freedom. During his service he achieved the rank of sergeant and continued in the Marine Corp reserves for three additional years. Chris then went on to serve the residents of Waldwick as a Police Officer for the next six years. Chris truly loved his job and served the community with dedication and devotion. He served his fellow officers as Vice President of the Allendale/Waldwick PBA. Chris was engaged to be married to Jillian Voss of Waldwick and they were planning a 2016 wedding.
Surviving is his father, Mark E. Goodell and his partner Jamie Brezinski and family, his mother Patricia J. (nee Flynn) Goodell and her partner Harold Pahlck and family, all from Waldwick, his sister Nicole and husband Daniel Preistner and his niece and nephew, Patricia Dille and Brian Priestner of Midland Park, and his fiancée, Jillian Voss of Waldwick. In addition, he will be truly missed by his extended family, David, Nancy, Connor, a sergeant in the United States Army, and Layne Voss of Waldwick, and his many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.
The Goodell Family will receive friends on Monday, July 21, 2014, 2:00PM until 9:00 PM at St. Luke’s R.C. Church, 340 Franklin Tpk., HoHoKus, NJ. A funeral mass will be held Tuesday, 11:00 AM at St. Luke’s R.C. Church followed by interment in the church cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to the Vander Plaat Funeral Home of Wyckoff (www.vpfh.com).
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to The Christopher Goodell Scholarship Fund through the Allendale/Waldwick PBA Local 217, P.O. Box 166, Allendale, NJ 07401.
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