Lewiston – Ralph A. “Spood” Goodwin Jr. M.D., 91, of Auburn, died Friday, April 24, at CMMC.

Born in Lewiston on Nov. 8, 1917, the son of Ralph A. Goodwin Sr. M.D., and Helen Pulsifer. Spood graduated from ELHS in 1934, Bates College in 1938, and Tufts Medical School in 1942. Spood married Edith E. Everett on Jan. 9, 1943. He served as a Capt. (Medic) in the U.S. Army and served in World War II from 1943 to 1945. After returning from his tour of duty, he practiced in Eastport before attending Northwestern University in Chicago where he specialized in ophthalmology. He started his practice in Auburn in 1952, as an ophthalmologist and surgeon with Central Maine General Hospital. He dedicated 50 years to the community in his profession until his retirement in 2002. Spood married Jeanne Doyon in 2005, following the passing of his first wife Edith in 1989.

Spood enjoyed his coffee club friends since 1952. He was an avid skier and one of the original directors at Sugarloaf Mountain. He liked tennis and spent summers since 1920, on Orr’s and Bailey Islands where he enjoyed sailing and boating on Casco Bay. He was an active member of the Kora Temple Shrine in his younger years.

He is survived by his wife Jeanne; and her children, Rolande Allaire and her husband, Paul, of Lewiston, Linda Higgins and her husband, Bob, of Auburn and Dot Fraser and her husband, Dick, of Keene, N.H.; Jeanne’s seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren; his daughter, Nancy Ramage and her husband, Bill of Perry; his two sons, Gus Goodwin and his wife, Polly, of Portland and John Goodwin and his wife, Cathy, of Auburn; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his twin sisters, Jeannette York of Orr’s Island and Marguerite Anderson and her husband, Dwight, of Ann Arbor, Mich.

Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his first wife Edith, of 46 years; and their oldest son, Thomas Goodwin.

The family would like to thank the compassionate nursing staff on the fourth floor of CMMC.

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