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Longtime South Tampa clock shop owner Stan Good dies

TAMPA — There are 54 places to keep oiled on the average grandfather clock, Stan Good used to say. And with consumer demand falling off sharply for buying new ones, he increasingly set out from his South Tampa clock shop to make house calls to keep the old ones running.

"Ten years ago, they did a survey. There were 2,000 clockmakers, and we were dying at the rate of 10 percent a year," he told he Times two years ago. "So I should've been gone by now."

Mr. Good, who operated a family business called Stan Good Clocks on MacDill Avenue just south of Kennedy Boulevard for decades died Saturday at age 67.

In addition to his passion for repairing and selling clocks, Mr. Good also had an affinity for parrots — he kept macaws in the shop — and song writing.

Born Nov. 29, 1945, in Cleveland, Ohio, Mr. Good graduated from the College of Wooster and later served with the Army in the Vietnam War. He is survived by his wife, Dominique; sons, Chris and Max; brother, Doug; sister, Laura; and other relatives.

A service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Blount & Curry Funeral Home chapel at 605 S MacDill Ave. in Tampa.

Longtime South Tampa clock shop owner Stan Good dies 10/16/13 [Last modified: Wednesday, October 16, 2013 4:28pm]
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