In Memoriam: Phillip Goodwin, 88

Worked for Chemical and Chase in U.S. and Europe During 38-Year Career


Phillip Knowles Goodwin, 88, who spent 38 years at Chemical Bank and Chase, died on February 16, 2023, at his home in Orleans, MA.


Goodwin attended The Browning School ('48) in New York and Choate Rosemary Hall ('52) in Wallingford, CT. He received a BA in Political Science in 1956 from Yale University, where he was a proud member of the Pundits.


Living mostly in Ridgewood, NJ, Goodwin served in the well-known 107th Regiment of the New York State National Guard early in his career. Banking took him all over the United States and Europe, before finishing as a Regional President of the New York Capital Region after he relocated to Menands, NY, outside Albany. When the work of a "gentleman's farm" in Cambridge, NY, became tiresome, the Goodwins traded in the mountains for the ocean and beaches when they retired and, in 1994, moved to a house on Cape Cod.


As a lifelong learner, Goodwin was an avid reader, especially books on World War II, and he kept busy in retirement with courses at the Snow Library in Orleans, golf and social activities at Eastward Ho! in Chatham and volunteering with the Yale Club of Cape Cod.


Among Goodwin's survivors are his wife of 62 years, Dinny, their two sons – Chris Goodwin (Eileen Tinney Goodwin) and Scott Goodwin (Virginia Reyna Goodwin) – and two grandchildren.


Donations may be sent to The Snow Library in Orleans.





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From Fred Belmont: I worked with Phil at Chemical. We were in the International Division (the "Phantom" Edge Act office in New York). He gave me some of the best (personal) advice I ever received.
From Thomas Lynn: Phil was a colleague of mine in the International Divisional of Chemical and one of the nicest men around; to be around Phil was nothing short of pure pleasure – one of the funniest people and sharpest wits I have ever known.