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Utah Newspaperman

Jack Goodman, Utah newspaperman, television news director and artist, died June 4, 2003, at University Hospital.

Born October 23, 1913 to Joseph and Anna Goodman in Brooklyn, N.Y., Jack was educated at National Academy of Design and New York University. He became active in New York as a journalist, writing for newspapers and as news director for WNYC, where he met Marjorie Rosenblatt.

When Jack and Marjorie were married May 10, 1941 in Salt Lake City, he was introduced to the "West", and although they returned to New York City, after World War II they came back to Salt Lake City. Jack soon became news director for KALL radio station. However, he maintained his New York connections and wrote for Newsweek Magazine, The New York Times and for McGraw Hill publications. He became an expert at interpreting the world of the West to his eastern audience, with many magazine articles and publications. He also worked with Evans Advertising Agency and KDYL, but the joy of his life was the weekly column, "Cityview" he wrote for the Sunday section of the Salt Lake Tribune. The careful pen and ink sketches illustration Utah architecture he drew for his column were later compiled into a book, "As You Pass By", and also exhibited by the Utah Historical Society.

Jack was a member of The Cottonwood Club, The Alta Club, The Country Club, La Quinta Country Club (Calif.), Desert Island Country Club (Calif) and Congregation Kol Ami.

He is survived by a son Nathaniel, Salt Lake City; and daughters Kathryn Reynolds (Hudson III) Dade City, FL; Jean Bailard (Jim), Carpinteria, CA; and four grandchildren; Hudson IV and Morris Reynolds and Jill and Emily Bailard, also brother-in-law Donald Rosenblatt. His wife Marjorie died in 1998.

Services will be held Monday at 11a.m. at Evans and Early Mortuary, 574 E. 100 South, with burial in B'Nai Israel Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Department of Gerontology, University Hospital or the charity of your choice.