KENNEBUNKPORT — Albert L. Goodrich, beloved family man and aviator extraordinaire, died peacefully in the loving company of his family on Tuesday night, Jan. 6, just two weeks shy of his 84th birthday. He and his wife Corinne celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in December.

A native Mainer, and ten-generation Kenneb-unkporter, Al came from humble beginnings. “I was born on the banks of Tyler Brook,” Al was fond of saying.

After beginning his education at one of Kennebunkport’s two-room schoolhouses in Cape Porpoise, he graduated from Kennebunk High School’s Class of 1949.

Al decided early on that he would pursue his keen interest in flying, and took up a twenty-plus year career in the Air Force. Al joined the Cadets, a pilot training program. He earned his B.A. in history, while working his way up the ranks to becoming, eventually, a Major, crew commander and pilot of B-52 airplanes. Al flew over 100 missions in Vietnam and flew in many overseas engagements, including Korea.

He is survived by: four daughters, Laurie, Lisa, Karen and Wendy; 11 adult grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Their home has welcomed friends and family, and Al will be much missed by them all.

A Memorial Service in honor of Major Goodrich will be held at First Church, North St. in Kennebunkport, on Saturday, Jan. 10 at 11 a.m. The public is invited.

Should friends desire, a memorial donation may be made to First Church, 143 North St., Kennebunkport, ME 04046.