Timothy J. Goodwin

April 10, 1950March 16, 2023
Obituary of Timothy J. Goodwin
Tim passed away peacefully in his sleep at home, surrounded by family. Tim led a full, happy life, and loved the Marblehead community where he lived and raised a family for nearly forty years. Tim was born and raised in Dallas, Texas, with his two older brothers. He was a very active athlete in his youth, playing football all through high school. After graduating high school, he went on to study Set Design at the University of Texas, Austin, and was very active in their theater department. After 3 years of study, he decided to make a major life change and pursue a new field: the burgeoning health foods movement taking shape in Boston. With just $200 and one suitcase, he met with a friend who helped him join the East-West Foundation Study House in Brookline, MA in 1973. There, he studied under Michio Kushi, to understand the intricate and powerful dietary philosophy of Macrobiotics. This began a journey of dedicating his life wherever possible to a healthy lifestyle, diet, and a peaceful outlook on life. He rose in the ranks over the years to become Vice President of the EW Foundation, helping them grow their marketing, fundraising, and outreach. In 1976, he married his wife, Patricia Goodwin, and they taught cooking classes together for several years in Chicago to help the Foundation grow. In 1982, their daughter, Christina, was born. They moved to Marblehead in 1988. Building on his marketing experience, and to support his family, he pursued a new career in Boston as an art director and copywriter for several of the best advertising agencies for nearly 20 years. After retirement, he explored a life-long love of writing by collecting his favorite life lessons in the form of a published book, Notes on Living Life Well . You can see a wonderful interview about the book on YouTube here: He loved living simply, seeing his friends, walking around Marblehead, and spending time with his family. He is survived by his daughter, Christina Goodwin of Boston, his brother Michael Goodwin of Sioux City, IA and his niece Kathy Goodwin of Minneapolis, MN. A memorial service celebrating his life will be held at a future date and time. Details to be determined.

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