BELMONT – Andrew Allen Goodliff, 66, passed away on Friday (November 19, 2021) at Jones Memorial Hospital as a result of a short illness.
Mr. Goodliff was born in Olean on July 12, 1955 to Guy and Virginia (Rink) Goodliff. Andy was a 1974 graduate of Allegany High School. He also attended Alfred State College, where he obtained his Associate’s Degree in Electrical Engineering. In his childhood, Andy met Pamela Hutchison and the two grew up together. Later in life, she became his soul mate, and is left to cherish his memory.
Andy worked in a variety of settings over the years, including Bell Telephone, Stroehmann Bakery, Dresser-Rand, and L. C. Whitford. He retired in the early 1990’s.
Along with Pam, Andy is survived by his children, Desiree (Shannon) Davis of Belfast, Gregory (Tiffany) Goodliff of Hume, Scott Hutchison of Angelica, Gary (Melanie) Hutchison of Belmont, and Joshua (Marie) Hutchison of Angelica; two uncles, Jack Rink and James Rink both of Tyler, Texas; 16 grandchildren, Dakota Watson, Amanda (Eddie Hults) Watson, Kiera (Brendan Graves) Hutchison, Collin (Sierra Dickerson) Davis, Joel Hutchison, Blake Prince, Shawn Patrick, Lilly Prince, Wade Hutchison, Ryleigh Goodliff, Makayla Hutchison, Brinley Goodliff, Izak Hutchison, Leah Hutchison, Gabriella Goodliff, and Carlee Davis; two great grandchildren, Nicholas Watson and Lydia Hults; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and dear friends, Jim Jarmuz who was Andy’s go-to Poker buddy and the Ives family who shared numerous activities and gatherings with Andy and Pam over the years.
Andy was preceded in death by his siblings, Truman Goodliff, Ed Goodliff, Jesse Goodliff, Joanne McIntyer, and Cora Collar.
Andy was an outdoorsman who loved fishing and hunting pheasant and squirrel with his Mountain Cur, Missy. Legend has it that he was also the best road hunter ever. He loved to eat, enjoying all types of foods. He was a member of the Allegany County Saddle Dusters where he was honing his riding skills with his Quarter Horse, Tuff. In 2021 he received the “Most Improved Rider” award. He delighted in rodeos and horseshows, especially when watching his children and grandchildren compete.
Andy was also a member of the North Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters and the National Rifle Association. He was a patriot at heart who truly loved his country.
He had an appreciation for stuff and had accumulated a collection to impress any other “Junker.” Andy was notorious for being late. He also had a compulsion to find the best gas prices. He would put just enough gas in his truck to get him to the bargain station where he could save a couple pennies per gallon. Often enough, that plan resulted in running out of gas.
Not a church-goer, Andy still had a quiet faith. He had read the Bible in full several times and shared with his family that he had made his peace with God. Understanding the seriousness of his illness, Andy surrendered his medical condition to the Lord’s will.
Andy was about people. He never met a person that he couldn’t befriend. He was a “talker”–sharing conversation with any and all. The most important people to him, by far, were his family. He loved the family gatherings and birthday parties—sharing more wonderful food and fun times playing cornhole. He was a loving grandpa who created great memories with his grandchildren by pranking them for laughs. He was also a compassionate and caring man who would gladly give you the shirt off his back to warm you.
There will be no immediate services. A Celebration of Life will be held at a time to be announced. Arrangements are under the direction of Baker-Swan Funeral Home in Wellsville/Scio. Online condolences may be offered at www.baker-swan.com.
Memorial Contributions in Andy’s memory may be made to the American Heart Association, PO Box 840692, Dallas, TX 75284-0692. © 2021 Baker-Swan Funeral Home.