June 13, 1946 - February 7, 2012
Our beloved friend Michael Goodwin completed his task on Tuesday, February 7th, 2012, 5:40 pm; in an automobile accident on his way to Auburn – he was on Highway 20, heading towards Grass Valley. Michael celebrated his sixty-fifth birthday last June.
Michael joined the Fellowship on February 1, 1979 in the Munich Center; he had just celebrated his thirty-third year in the School. In August of 1981, he moved to Apollo, making it his permanent home.
Michael’s contribution to the School, our Teacher, and to his fellow students is immeasurable. He oversaw, set, and maintained the highest standards for our cultural life here at Apollo. Michael started and nurtured the growth of our orchestra and chorus, which celebrated its thirtieth anniversary this past Christmas; traveled to most centers around the world, instilling his love of the Work and music wherever he went, entertained us weekly with his light-hearted touch at our Salon dinners. Michael was the perennial master-of-ceremonies at so many events, but his deepest desire was to become master of himself. He shall be deeply missed.
On behalf of all who knew you, we thank thee.
The music in my heart I bore
long after it was heard no more
Time may come, when Men with Angels may participate, and your bodies may at last turn all to spirit.