SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Frank Goodman, 82, died peacefully Saturday, April 20, 2013, after courageously battling ALS. He was surrounded by loved ones.
Born Sept. 30, 1930, in Pittsburgh, the son of Louis and Bertha Rubin Goodman, he maintained a lifelong love affair with the Pittsburgh Steelers and Pirates.
He married Sandra Whitman, his wife of 57 years, on March 11, 1956. Together the couple became loving, supportive parents to four children.
Deeply devoted to his family, friends and community, Frank spent his life working with children. He earned bachelor's and master's degrees in education at the University of Pittsburgh; worked 31 years in the Warren City Schools as a teacher and administrator, and continued teaching post-retirement as a substitute in Phoenix into his 80s.
He served his country as a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and his community as a longtime chairman of the Scholarship Committee of the Elks Club, Warren. He also was a former president of Beth Israel Temple Center; the Howland Athletic Club commissioner of softball; a longtime board member of SCOPE of Trumbull County, and spent countless hours coaching his daughters' softball teams. He remained active in the Jewish Community in Phoenix, where he was a member of Temple Solel.
Frank is survived by his wife, Sandra; son, Louis Goodman and Tom Siebenaler; daughters, Margie (Lenny) Sussman, Stefanie (Don) Foreman of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Holly Goodman and Scott Carpenter; grandchildren, Bethany and Erica Sussman, Jake and Sydney Foreman, Amelia and Josie Carpenter; brother, David (Joan) Goodman; sister, Racille Karelitz; sister-in-law, Phyllis (John) Shaffer; brother-in-law, Marshall Whitman; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
He was loved as deeply as he will be missed.
Memorial services were held Tuesday at Mount Sinai Cemetery in Phoenix.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to Temple Solel, The ALS Association or Barrow Neurological Institute.
Arrangements by Sinai Mortuary of Arizona.