Greg was born and raised in Olean, NY where he enjoyed sports, making friends, and teasing his big sister. In his early teens, his family moved to Southern California where Greg honed his skills at athletics, charm, and popularity. He was an avid surfer, skier, and swimmer and spent most of his summers in the ocean at Newport Beach, where he lived and worked as a Lifeguard. In the winter he was usually skiing the Sierras and worked for the Ski Patrol and Rescue. Greg was the quintessential Calif. Beach boy with his blond hair, blue eyes, and good looks; never without his surfboard and bronze tan. He attended UC Santa Barbara and UC Irvine, earning dual degrees in Environmental Science and advanced Chemistry. He also traveled two tours around the Globe with World Campus Afloat visiting Africa, Europe, Asia, and the south Pacific. He loved the outdoors, learning, and meeting people. His adult career started with environmental study reports for various companies which allowed him to work in the sierra mountains where he hiked and fished the many streams in his spare time. Eventually he joined his father in their own polyurethane and plastics company, manufacturing sporting goods and inventing new industry formulas. Greg was fun and full of life with a deep respect for the environment. He cared about others and especially those less fortunate then himself. He was devoted to his parents and was a comfort to them in their passing. He could be carefree and wild and ready for a good time, and at other times be thoughtful and pensive. Greg was preceded in death by his Mother Elizabeth and his Father Mark. He leaves behind to remember him, a son, Brandon Ruggles Goodyear of Riverside, CA. Also his Sister, Martha Goodyear Sohacki and her husband John of San Luis Obispo, CA.