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 In Memoriam - Arthur Jerry Good  

Arthur Jerry Good, 80, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Sept. 21, 2008, at Tuscany Gardens in Pataskala.

Arthur was born Sept. 29, 1927, in Pickerington, to the late Arthur J. & Bertha E. (Ruse) Good. He was a 1945 graduate of Pickerington High School, and attended Wilmington College and The Ohio State University.

Jerry's early business experience began when he was 16, acquiring his chauffeur's license and driving trucks for his father's business, the Pickerington Creamery.

A regional dairy and food company, the Creamery manufactured and distributed butter, cheese, dry milk and other institutional foods. He was president of the company from 1957 to 1980 and chairman from 1980 until his passing.

Jerry served the dairy industry as an officer of the American Butter Institute, as president in 1965 and director from 1960 to 1972. He also was the Ohio Dairy Products Association president in 1965 and served on the board of trustees and as treasurer for more than 27 years, beginning in 1960. He was a director of the American Dry Milk Institute, and was awarded a lifetime honorary directorship of the American Dairy Products Institute. He gave generously of his time to further the educational programs of the OSU Department of Dairy Technology, serving on the Department's Advisory Committee and the Industrial Support Council of the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center. For his outstanding leadership and service to the department and the dairy industry, he received the Department's Award of Merit in 1979.

Jerry served the Central Ohio business community as a member of the Founding Board and Coordinating Council of the Lancaster Campus of Ohio University, was a past director and executive committee member of Grange Mutual Casualty Company and Grange Life Insurance Company, and on numerous other boards including Fairfield County AAA Corporate Board, Dycap, Inc., Wendward Corp., GM Premium, Central Aluminum Co., and the Food Equipment Corp.

He cherished the friendships developed as a founding member of the Columbus chapter of the Young Presidents Organization and a member of the World Presidents Organization. Jerry has been a member of the Pickerington Lion's Club since 1947, and served as president in 1959 and secretary in 1957. He was involved in the Columbus Maennerchor and was a 32° Mason of the Canal Winchester Masonic Lodge, member of the Tarhe Shrine Club, and a lifetime member of Peace United Methodist Church.

He is survived by his loving wife, Lois M. Good; sons, A. James (Pamela) Good and David A. Good; grandchildren, Jennifer (Jarrett) Skrobarcek, Jeffrey Good, Michael Good and Lisa Good; stepchildren; step grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 35 years, Mary Alice (Roshon) Good; daughter-in-law, Gayle (England) Good; and half-brothers, Frank, Bob and Herbert Vandemark.

Jerry loved his community, family and friends, and we want to thank everyone for their prayers and support during this past year.

Friends who wish may contribute to the Pickerington Lion's Club or the American Lung Association in Jerry's memory. Online condolences are at


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