Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday, March 3, for former Atherton resident Sam Goodman, who died Feb. 26 at the age of 80 after a long illness.
The services will be at the Alta Mesa Memorial Park Chapel, 695 Arastradero Road in Palo Alto, with interment to follow.
Mr. Goodman was most recently involved in Atherton community affairs as a member of the town's Audit Committee. He also was active in the Atherton Civic Interest League. In 2008, he was on the ballot for a seat on the City Council; weeks before the election, he announced that he was dropping out of the race, although it was too late to have his name taken off the ballot.
A retired consultant and corporate executive, Mr. Goodman also was a distinguished adjunct professor at Golden Gate University.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Bea, and three sons: Mark, Stephen Grant, and Christopher. A complete obituary will be published in a future print edition of the Almanac.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to the Bay Area Association of Kidney Patients, an organization of which he was a founding member. Donate online at BAAKP or by mail to BAAKP, P.O. Box 2332, Menlo Park, CA 94026.