On January 7, 2007, GoodisCON journied to Roosevelt Memorial Park, in Bucks County, just over the Philadelphia county line, to honor David Goodis. The ceremony was on the 40th anniversary of his death.
On January 10, 1967, the funeral for David Goodis was conducted at the Rosenberg's and Raphael Sacks funeral home, 4720 North Broad Street. The building has been demolished. An LDS church was built on that site. After the funeral, Len Cobrin and five or 10 friends walked a block south on Broad Street to the Toddle House at Broad and Belfield Streets, where they remembered David. The Toddle House has a been demolished but the footprint of the building remains. In background of the top photograph is the former home of Beth Sholom Congregation, where David Goodis was bar mitzvah.
Stacy Shreffler traveled from Cambridge, Massachusetts to attend GoodisCON. She make a tracing of the Goodis grave marker.
Film makers Larry and Sharon Withers recorded GoodisCON for their upcoming movie, "David Goois. . . To a Pulp."
Dominick Fantozzi places a stone on the grave marker of David Goodis. It is Jewish tradition to place stones on graves.
GoodisCON delegates at graveside. Professor David Schmid of the University of Buffalo (beard on left) addressed the conference on noir writing. Harold Silver (center, blue jacket and brown pants) taught David Goodis to shoot pool. His wife Trudy (center, blue jacket and wite pants) is at his side.
Oscar, of the Society Hill Playhouse staff, (right) reads memorial prayer for David Goodis. Glen Holsten (left) is working on a film about David Goodis. Photo by Louis Boxer.
GoodisCON organizer Louis Boxer with film maker Larry Withers. .