Fred Clifton Good, 95, of River Forest, died on May 18, 2020. Born on Dec. 27, 1924, to Ray and Lillian (Beckwith) Good, he graduated from Oak Park and River Forest High School and the University of Illinois. 

Fred spent most of his career in the field of association management, serving as the chief staff executive for the National Roofing Contractors Association from 1957 until his retirement in 1989. During that time, he was recognized as a chartered (now certified) association executive, part of the first class of association professionals so recognized. He was awarded the highest honor in the roofing industry, the J.A. Piper Award, in 1981. 

He loved sports and was a longtime member of the River Forest Tennis Club, where he served as president in 1974, and the Oak Park Country Club. A native Chicagoan, he also loved living in River Forest, where he served as village trustee from 1973 to 1977.

Fred is survived by his wife, Dorothy Deist Wood; he was previously married to the late Dorothy (Stockdale) Good and the late Marjorie (Ulvestad) Good. He is also survived by his sons, William (Sarah) Good and Carl (Victoria) Good; his daughters, Susan (William) Cashman and Sally Kucko; his stepdaughters, Joan (Evan) Bauer, Barbara Dwyer (Tom Greenberg) and Karen Baehler (Jon Foley); his stepsons, Robert (Lanie) Deist, John (Karen) Deist, Thomas Deist, and William Deist (Leslie McLeod); his grandchildren, Grace Good, Max Good, Hanna Good, Daniel (Valerie) Cashman, Patrick (Beth) Cashman, Kerry (T.J.) Anson, Keegan (Mallory) Kucko, Jean (Timothy Maness) Bauer, Peter (Kali) Dwyer, Kirsten Lesak-Greenberg, Luke Foley, William Foley, Sarah (David) Gonzalez, Kathleen Deist, Christine (Kevin) Dunham, Charles (Emma) Deist, Brittany (Kee Welch) and Shawnee Deist; and he was the great-grandfather of 20. 

A private memorial service was held. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Roofing Alliance earmarked for the Fred Good Scholarship. The purpose of the scholarship is to assist individuals seeking to further their education to pursue careers in the roofing or building construction industries. If you would like to donate, please contact Bennett Judson at or 847-493-7513.

Arrangements were handled by Drechsler, Brown & Williams Funeral Home.

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