Annette Goodell

Annette C. Goodell, a certified tax consultant who was vice president of Broad Spectrum Optics LLC, died Feb. 2 of colon cancer at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. The longtime Original Northwood resident was 73. (Baltimore Sun / February 3, 2012)

Annette C. Goodell, a certified tax consultant who was vice president of Broad Spectrum Optics LLC, died Feb. 2 of colon cancer at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson.

The longtime Original Northwood resident was 73.

The daughter of educators, the former Annette Carla Giovanna Schirokauer was born near Florence, Italy, in 1938.

With the outbreak of World War II, she came to the U.S. with her mother and brother. They later settled in Baltimore, and it wasn't until after the war that her father was able to join his family.

Her mother taught German at the Bryn Mawr School, and her father was chairman of the German Department at the Johns Hopkins University until his death in 1954.

After graduating from the Bryn Mawr School in 1956, she earned a bachelor's degree in European history in 1960 from Radcliffe College in Cambridge, Mass.

She was married in 1960 to John Boyden Goodell, a physicist, who was the founder of Broad Spectrum Optics LLC.

From 1980 to 1995, Mrs. Goodell worked as a computer programmer at the old Martin Gillet Co. Inc., manufacturer of mayonnaise and salad dressings, in Highlandtown.

She later joined her husband's company, where she was vice president and manager of financial operations.

Mrs. Goodell was involved in numerous activities in Northwood, including the Elm Tree Project, a knitting club and attending neighborhood events. She also liked attending the theater, classical music, art and travel.

Mrs. Goodell left her body to the Maryland Anatomy Board. A memorial gathering will be held at 2 p.m. April 7 at the Bryn Mawr School, 109 W. Melrose Ave.

In addition to her husband of 51 years, Mrs. Goodell is survived by two sons, Timothy R. Goodell of Westport, Conn., and Nicholas H. Goodell of Pittsburgh; a daughter, Elizabeth C. Duhoski of Millbrook, N.Y.; and seven grandchildren.

fred.rasmussen@baltsun.com