More than 100 people gathered outside the north end of the tennis courts at Rectory Square on Oct. 17 to dedicate a Leader’s Legacy bench to a man who played on those courts for many years: Frank Goodale Jr., owner of F.D. Goodale Jewelers and a former Camden City Council member. Goodale, who -- as former Councilman Willard Polk noted -- is sometimes called “Goody” by his friends, started working with his father, Frank “Des” Goodale Sr., around 1957 following a two-year tour in the U.S. Army. Polk said he met Goodale after moving here in 1972 and quickly decided that “when I grow up, I want to be a ‘Goody.’” He said the city was celebrating not only Goodale’s contributions, but those of his family, especially his wife, Linda, who he said was her husband’s “severe critic” when necessary.
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