Colin Joseph Good

August 17, 1984February 27, 2018
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Colin Joseph Good passed from this life on to his eternal home on February 27th, 2018 in Dallas, Texas after a long and valiant fight with cancer. Colin was born on August 17th, 1984 to his parents, Jeffrey L. Good and Joan J. Novotnak Good in Easton, Pennsylvania. Colin and his family moved to Florida before his second birthday. He spent his summers in Pennsylvania with his Pop and Aunt Mary, fishing, fourwheeling, exploring the woods, shooting BB guns, and camping. Colin was an only child until Rafael and DJ came into his life. Colin was full of fun, mischief and love as a child.

Colin found soccer at age four and played until he graduated from high school. He joined the Clearwater Chargers at age ten and played his entire career there. He also played in high school for Clearwater Central Catholic and St. Petersburg Catholic winning state championships with both his club and high school teams. Colin graduated from St. Petersburg Catholic High School in 2002. Colin would enjoy being remembered as a fun loving loyal friend who could always be counted on to help.

During culinary school, Colin was part of the opening team for Season's 52 Palm Beach Gardens, there he started his career in the industry that he loved. While there he met some people would forever mark his culinary path. In March 2005, he went on a culinary trip to China and Thailand. It was on a plane ride that he met his wife Nicole. In September 2005, he went on another culinary trip to France and Italy. In June 2006, both Colin & Nicole spent a week in Amsterdam exploring museums and the culture and in September 2006, they went on another culinary tour in Napa. There they enjoyed the fine wine and food and eating at the famous French Laundry where they got a personal tour of the offsite garden, back house, and kitchen. In March 2007, Colin and Nicole did a Contiki tour which they went to London, Amsterdam, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and France. Colin graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Hospitality Management from Florida Institute of Technology in May 2007.

Colin bought his first townhouse in Winter Garden, Florida with Nicole in August 2007. At the time, he took a position with Roy's Orlando. Colin and Nicole were married January 12th, 2008 in an outdoor ceremony in Orlando. They were blessed with a baby girl, Madison Lynn Good on May 20th, 2008, and in March 18th, 2010, welcomed his OG, Olivia Bernice. He was a loving and devoted father, who made career choices based on his family's needs and not his career aspirations.

In January 2009, he was tired of working nights and not spending time with his wife and baby made the move to First Watch "flipping eggs" as he called it. He was an immediate standout, and it was obvious to those that worked with him that he was bound for greater things in part because of his skills but just as much because of his positive attitude and how he made those around him better. Later that year, he became an NRO trainer for the UCF opening supporting GM Michael Hardy, Kevin Tysinger, Brenda Hubbard and David Branz – making him part of an elite group of operators that all moved from hourly to management. Soon after, he was lured away to become a Culinary Manager for Darden’s Season’s 52 concept for a short time before rejoining First Watch in 2011 as a Café Manager at Henderson. The next year, he was promoted to Operations Manager at Clearwater and in 2014, he became the General Manager at Tyrone Crossing.

In September 2014, Colin was diagnosed with cancer. In April 2015, he received a bone marrow transplant. During his fight, he always had a positive outlook of “just keep swimming”. In February 2016, he traveled to southern California with Nicole and his kids to enjoyed Sea World, Legoland, and Disneyland. In early 2016, Colin and his wife Nicole and two beautiful daughters -- Madison and Olivia -- moved to Texas to be closer to family. He was able to join KBP Cafes in Texas, where his background and experience were valuable in helping to build that new market. He was quickly promoted to Area Coach and helped KBP open Preston Forest and South Arlington in the Fall of 2017. Regrettably, Colin’s cancer returned in late 2017 and progressed aggressively and his – and his family’s – focus turned to ensuring his comfort.

Colin enjoyed drinking craft beer and brewing his favorite IPAs. Making memories with his family and children were just some things he enjoyed. He enjoyed watching action movies, the cooking channel and the history channel and had a very eclectic mix of music from electronic, classic rock, 80’s pop, rap although he never really cared too much for country.

Colin is a direct descendant of Francis Hopkinson signer of the Declaration of Independence. Last year, Colin was welcomed into the exclusive society of The Descendants of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence. With his membership in place, he was able to get Madison and Olivia the opportunity to ring the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia in 2025. Colin is also a member of the Sons of the American Revolution Clearwater chapter.

Colin was preceded in death and has joined his father, Jeffrey Lynn Good; and his maternal grandparents, Joseph and Mary Novotnak.

Colin’s legacy will live on through his wife, Nicole Good of Aubrey, Texas; his children, Madison and Olivia Good of Aubrey, Texas; Joan and Rafael Carvajal of Seminole, Florida; DJ and Cynthia Carvajal of Seminole, Florida; Theresa and Ronald Klein of Chuluota, Florida; Tyler Klein of Chuluota, Florida; his grandmother, Bette Deppe of Green Lane, Pennsylvania; his uncles and aunts, John and Cookie Good of Green Lane, Pennsylvania, and Joseph and Jackie Novotnak of The Colony, Texas; Mary Novotnak of Freeland, Pennsylvania; Patricia Wandishin of Drums, Pennsylvania; Art and Kathy Gwynne of Winter Park, Florida; his nieces, Penelope, Anahi, Luciana, and Suri Carvajal of Seminole, Florida; his cousins, Joanne, Steven, Ashton and Rienna Franks of The Colony, Texas, Greg and Kelly Novotnak of St. Petersburg, Florida, Corey and Lauren Good of Pottstown, Pennsylvania, and Jude Wandishin of Drums, Pennsylvania; and special recognition to all the doctors, nurses, and techs at T Boone Pickens Cancer Hospital 6th & 7th floors as well as 4th floor at Truett.

Please keep Colin’s family in your prayers as they deal with this untimely and unfortunate event. Services for Colin will be held on March 10 and in lieu of flowers, the family has established a college fund for Olivia and Madison. Those willing to assist can make checks payable to:

Raymond James Attn: Phyllis Boksen 2401 West Bay Dr. Largo, Florida 33770. Please note: for the benefit of Madison and Olivia Good


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Karen Kauffman & Family

August 16, 2018

We first knew of our dear friend Nancy when we were looking for someone to help us care for the inside of our home. Nancy started out as a part-time 'housekeeper' for us, but ended up being a life-saver and very good friend. When our 4th child was 2 1/2 yrs old, I came down with a very bad case of mononucleosis. Nancy found out & came right over. Not only did she take over ALL of my responsibilities, but she took care of me! I remember how dry my skin had become. Nancy came one day with lotion, set me up in a lounge chair, & massaged that lotion into my cracked skin. She did that multiple times until I was back to normal. My husband was in charge of a Boy Scout weekend camping trip & was going to cancel it. When Nancy heard about it, she insisted he go, and she would spend the 3 days & 2 nights taking care of not just me, but our 4 children. Although we knew she could use some financial help for her family, she absolutely refused to be paid for her time. Those are only two of the selfless & loving things Nancy did for us.
33 years ago Nancy became our part-time housekeeper; 32 years and 10 months ago she became one of my few-true FOREVER friends.
I will miss you dearly, Nancy.
Love, The Kauffman Family

Helene Zubey

March 12, 2018

Dear Joan and family,

There are things we don't want to happen but have to accept, and people we can't live without but have to let go. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. May your Family and wonderful memories of times spent together be a great source of comfort and support to you.


Sylvia Pituch

March 10, 2018

Dearest Joan, Nicole, and all who love Colin -

So very sorry to hear of your Colin’s passing.

“The agony is so great and yet I will stand it. Had I not loved so very much I would not hurt so much. But goodness knows I would not want to diminish that precious love one fraction of an ounce. I will hurt, and I will be grateful to the hurt, for it bares witness to the depth of our meanings and for that I will be eternally grateful”
- from Kubler- Ross’ DEATH: The Final Stage of Life

As you gather today to grieve, to celebrate, and to remember, please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you - praying for our blessed mother Mary, who knows your suffering and loss, to wrap you in comfort.

Much love, Sylvia & Victor

Courtney McDonald

March 9, 2018

Good family~

I am so sorry to hear of Colin’s passing. I have some great memories from our high school days with him and all our friends. My heart goes out to Nicole and your children for your loss.

Sandy Hartmann

March 8, 2018

Praying for comfort for you and your family.

Kelly Robinson

March 8, 2018

Rest In Peace Colin. I’m proud that you were able to fight this for so long. You were strong for your wife and kids that you loved so dearly. It showed with all of your loving posts and pictures of your beautiful life. You will be dearly missed by many.

Greg Meyers

March 7, 2018

We we're very sad to hear about Colin's illness and untimely passing. I had the honor of coaching Colin for a short period of time at Largo Soccer Club. I remember Colin's energy and determination on the field. I coached a lot of kids but Colin was one of a few that made a lasting impression.

As I read his life story I was impressed at what he went on to accomplish in soccer but I was struck at the richness and success in life with his travels, career and most importantly his family and kids.

Our prayers and condolences to his family and friends.

Sincerely Greg and Kim Meyers
(Coach Greg)

Barbara Watson

March 6, 2018

Nicole and family. I am so sorry for your loss. May God bless you all at this difficult time.
Love Aunt Barbara

Patrick Volner

March 6, 2018

Colin had a lasting impact on my professional life. He didn't put up with my excuses and always challenged me to step up if I wanted something to change. I became a manager for the brand right after and channeled his personality in every national market I worked in from then on. He will be missed but never forgotten.

Kahli Barrett

March 6, 2018

You and your family will always hold a special place in our hearts. Thanks for allowing us to be a part of your team. May angels lead you in.

Nurses Kahli, Ryan, and Colleen
Baylor University Med Center