Donald Patrick GOODMAN

February 2, 1930May 10, 2019

Donald Patrick Goodman of Fort Worth, Texas age 89 passed away on May 10, 2019. Born and reared in Coleman, Texas, Goodman was a graduate of Syracuse University, Northeastern University and Niagara University. Mr. Goodman entered the United States Air Force in 1947 retiring in 1968.

After military service he joined the faculty of Niagara University retiring in 1987. For 8 years he was Dean of that University's College of Business Administration. While teaching he began arbitrating Labor/Management disputes and continued until 2005.

Mr. Goodman was an avid genealogist, accomplished musician and Amateur Radio Operator. He was a member of several related organizations, including Sons of the Republic of Texas, Sons of the American Revolution, American Legion, and Veterans of Foreign Wars.

He was married to Denise Anne Frey of Penn Yan, New York, who predeceased him. He was also predeceased by his parents Charles S. and Jewel Bilbrey Goodman, brother Bobby G. Goodman (Georgiana), sister Judy Wardlow (Bob), and son Donald P. Goodman II (Judith).

He is survived by wife Nola Maudine (Laws)(Sellers)(Floore) Goodman, son David Michael Goodman (Kathleen), daughter Denise Marie Goodman, MD step-sons Rev Dr. Steven Sellers (Dixie) and Paul Sellers, step-daughter Carole (Courtney) Sellers, three grandsons, two granddaughters, one step-granddaughter, and several great-grandchildren.

Tributes may be sent to the Donald P. and Denise Frey Goodman Memorial Scholarship Fund at Nazareth College, East Avenue, Rochester, New York.


  • Funeral Service Wednesday, May 15, 2019


Donald Patrick GOODMAN

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Roger Tate

May 17, 2019

"Blessed are the peacemakers"

Judith Goodman

May 14, 2019

Lots of love!