LAWMAN, EDUCATOR, ARBITRATOR Donald Patrick Goodman of 5005 Sugar Lake Road, Fort Worth, Texas age 89 died Friday May 10, 2019 at Medical City North Hills Hospital. Born and reared in Coleman, Texas, Goodman was a graduate of Syracuse University, Northeastern University and Niagara University. Goodman entered the United States Air Force in 1947 Serving until 1968 when he retired after service in several foreign countries.
After military service he joined the faculty of Niagara University retiring in 1987. For eight years he was Dean of that University's College of Business Administration. He was father of the College's MBA program and saw the enrollment of the College double during his service as Dean. Goodman also taught at the University of the Philippines, Saint Bonaventure University and Cornell University. While teaching he began arbitrating Labor/Management disputes and continued in that career until his death. His clients included virtually every federal agency as well as many school districts, municipalities and state agencies, companies and unions in Western New York and companies and unions in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, New Mexico and Louisiana.
While residing in Niagara Falls, Goodman was a member and trustee of Saint Teresa Catholic Church, Director of the Better Business Bureau of Western New York, Director of the Western New York Chapter American Society for Personnel Administration, Co-Chair Economic Consortium of Niagara County, Chair Acute Care Task Force Health Systems Agency of Western New York, Member of the Board of Niagara Falls Industry-Education Council, and member of the Small Business Advisory Council, Niagara Falls Chamber of Commerce.
Goodman was an avid genealogist, accomplished musician and Amateur Radio Operator and possessed many ham radio awards. He was also a certified Senior Professional in Human Relations and was a member of the Society of Professionals in Dispute Resolution, Society of Federal Labor Relations Professionals, the American Arbitration Association, National Academy of Arbitrators serving as Regional Chair of the Western New York Region (two terms) and later Chair of the Southwest Region (two terms), Industrial Labor Relations Research Association, Fort Worth Symphony, Fort Worth Opera Association, Tarrant County Arts Council, Sons of Confederate Veterans, Sons of the Republic of Texas, Sons of the American Revolution, Military Order of the Stars and Bars, Disabled American Veterans, American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, International DX Association, International Single Sideband Association, Quarter Century Wireless Association, American Radio Relay League, Lone Star DX Association and other amateur radio operator organizations.
Goodman authored five books and many articles in professional journals. 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 Bilbrcy Goodman of Coleman, Texas.
At the time of his death he was married to Nola Maudine (Laws)(Sellers)(Floore) of Fort Worth, Texas and sons Donald P. Goodman 11 and his wife Judith of Midlothian, Virginia; David Michael Goodman and his wife Kathleen of Orchard Park, New York; daughter Dr. Denise Marie Goodman of Chicago, Illinois, step-sons Rev Dr. Steven Sellers and his wife Dixie of Houston, Texas, Paul Sellers of Fort Worth, Texas; step-daughter Carole Sellers Kimbrough of North Richland Hills, Texas; brother Bobby G. Goodman (Deceased) and his wife Georgiana of Angleton, Texas; sister Judy Goodman--Wardlow and her husband Bobby of Copperas Cove, Texas; three grandsons, one granddaughter, one step-granddaughter, nieces and nephews.
A Funeral Mass will be held for Don Goodman at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 15th, at St. Patrick's Cathedral, 1206 Throckmorton St., Fort Worth, 76102.
Tributes may be sent to the Donald P. and Denise Frey Goodman Memorial Scholarship Fund at Nazareth College, East Avenue, Rochester, New York.
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