Gone too soon. It’s with broken hearts, we announce the passing of Gregory Scott Goodale, 48, of Cedar Rapids, IA, on July 10, 2020. A private family funeral service will take place at St. George Cemetery.
Greg was born on June 30, 1972, in Cedar Rapids, IA, to Michael and Gayle Goodale. He was a graduate of John F. Kennedy High School, class of 1990, and then went on to receive his Bachelor of Arts in Accounting from the University of Northern Iowa, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude, and then went on to receive his CPA. Greg, then moved to Des Moines, IA and worked for Clifton Gunderson for 5 years. He then married and moved to Houston, TX, where he worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers, and Evolution Petroleum Corp. He later divorced and eventually moved back to Cedar Rapids.
Greg always put a smile on everyone’s face. He was bright, beyond competitive by nature, to always get 1st place no matter the game, and loved to laugh. He was the life of the party; always lightening up the mood! Greg loved to find value in stocks, smoke cigars, and discuss politics.
Family was very important to him - he was a role model, mentor, and constantly pushed his nephews, Carson and Cameron, to become better versions of themselves, whether they asked for it or not.
He is survived by his parents, Michael and Gayle Goodale, his brother, Grant Goodale, and his nephews, Carson and Cameron Goodale, and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Ed and Geraldine Hanna, and Arnold and Nazimova (Betty) Goodale.
His contagious smile and laughter will be sorely missed by everyone who knew him! Until our next Montecristo, rest easy, Gregory – we love you!
Memorial donations may be sent to St. George Orthodox Church in Greg’s memory.