Elizabeth I. “Liz” Goodyear
January 9, 1952 - June 21, 2021
Elizabeth I. “Liz” Goodyear, age 69, of New Castle, DE, passed away at Christiana Care Hospital after a short, courageous battle with cancer on Monday, June 21, 2021, surrounded by her loving family.
Born in Wilmington, DE on January 9, 1952, she was a daughter of the late John H. and Lillian (Weiant) Goodyear, Sr. Liz was a 1981 graduate of James H. Grove High School. She had a varied work career, most notably at Chrysler, Abex, DuPont, Avon and University of Delaware in different capacities, retiring in 2016. In her leisure, Liz loved tinkering with small engines, home projects, football and the Dallas Cowboys and playing lottery. She will be remembered for her huge friendly smile, kindness, willingness to lend a helping hand to family, friends and strangers, but most of all as the pillar and communicator of her large, cherished family and friends. Liz will be dearly missed by all who knew her.
In addition to her parents, Liz was preceded in death by her brothers, Harold Scott, Sr. and John H. Goodyear, Jr. She is survived by her loving and devoted wife of 39 years, Vicki L. Rollo; Sheltie, Kody Lee; siblings, Harry Weiant of Colorado Springs, CO, Lillian Coalson of Pedricktown, NJ, Margaret Lawson of Middletown, Laura McLaughlin of Smyrna, Patricia Smith of Clayton, Raymond Goodyear (Lydia) of Dover, Ellen Ashe of Claymont and Irma Goodyear of Rehoboth; brother-in-law, Joe Rollo (Karen) of Newark; and a significant number of nieces, nephews, great and great-great nieces and nephews, as well as numerous special friends who she considered family.
A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am on Wednesday, June 30, 2021, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 11 am. Interment will be held in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 North DuPont Highway, New Castle, DE. Face coverings will be required for all those in attendance not immunized with the COVID-19 vaccine per the CDC and Governor of Delaware.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Liz’s memory to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 42040, Oklahoma City, OK 73123.