Goodin, Alcinda Ann (Cindy)


Alcinda Ann “Cindy” Goodin, 79, of Phoenixville PA, formerly of Richland Township, died on December 26, 2017 at Parkhouse Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Royersford, PA. She was the widow of the Rev. Charles E. Goodin, who died Nov. 8, 2008. 

Cindy loved serving the United Methodist Church alongside her husband. They served in Pittsburgh, Beaver Falls, Greenville, Johnstown, Washington, California and Johnstown, where he served as chaplain at Arbutus Park Retirement Center until 2004 after retiring as pastor of Bethany UMC in 1999.

Born October 27, 1938 in Johnstown, PA, daughter of the late Harry A. and Elizabeth A. (Woolfe) Murray, she was a graduate of Ferndale High School. 

She was a member of Franklin Street United Methodist Church and United Methodist Women. Cindy retired from the former Hallmark Store at the Galleria Mall. She enjoyed visiting with her grandchildren, watching Steeler football games and baking. She was an animal lover and loved the Sheltie Collies she had over the years.

She is survived by her loving daughters, Susan Ann, wife of James Vilga, Valparaiso, IN; Amy Lynn Goodin, Norristown, PA; Allison Jo, wife of Larry Carlson, Rough and Ready, CA; Melissa Goodin-Lucier, Coatesville, PA; grandchildren, Matthew Garrett Vilga, Ryan Linner Carlson, Olivia Grace Lucier, Nicholas Axel Linner Carlson, Nathan Charles Lucier; sister, Mary E. Hamel, and nephew, Mark Hamel, of Roseburg, OR; sister-in-law, Joyce Schalles, Windber, PA; and several nieces and nephews.

Cindy will be missed by all staff and friends at Spring Mill Senior Living, Phoenixville, PA.

Friends were received and a funeral service was held on Saturday, Dec. 30 at the Harris Funeral Home in Richland, with the Rev. Howard Burrell officiating. Interment was at Forest Lawn Memorial Park.

Cindy’s family suggests contributions be directed to the Alzheimer’s Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011 ( in memory of Cindy. Online condolences may be posted to