Allen Hovey Good, who spent the last 14 summers on Old Orchard Lane in East Hampton, died on Jan. 21 in Naples, Fla., after a short illness. He was 82.
Mr. Good was born in Newton, Mass., on July 5, 1930, to Herbert and Elizabeth Good. After graduating from high school in Newton, he served in the Army for a year before attending the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English in 1954.
Mr. Good’s first marriage, to Catherine Campbell, ended in divorce. He married the former Joan Duffey on June 12, 1976, at Christ Church in Summit, N.J. They raised five children in Summit and Short Hills, N.J., including two from his first marriage and two from hers.
Mr. Good was founder and president of Atlantic National Acquisitions and Mergers, an investment-banking firm in Short Hills. He was very active in that community and the others in which he lived. He was a member of the Short Hills Club, Club Pelican Bay in Naples, and the Society of Colonial Wars in New York and Palm Beach, Fla. Previously, he had been a member of the Mantoloking Yacht Club in Mantoloking, N.J., and the Summit Tennis Club and the Visual Arts Center, both in Summit.
“He put himself through college, was president of his class, president of his fraternity, ran a business,” his wife recalled. “You had to run to keep up with him.”
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his daughters, Alison Ross of Wellesley, Mass., and Mary Meyers of Tampa, Fla., and sons, Paul Good of Needham, Mass., Forrester Good of Danville, Calif., and R. Whitney Meyers Jr. of New York City. He is also survived by five grandchildren and a brother, Lincoln Hovey Good of Kennebunk, Me. His sister, Shelley Good, died before him.
Funeral services in Naples were private. A memorial service will be held in late spring or early summer in East Hampton, his wife said.
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