Jim Goodman  December 03 1942  January 21 2019

Jim Goodman December 03 1942 January 21 2019

Jim Goodman December 03, 1942 – January 21, 2019 Share this obituary Send Sympathy Gifts Sign Guestbook| View Guest Book Entries| Send Sympathy Card James (Jim) Michael Goodman passed away January 21, 2019. Jim had been living with Wernicke’s Aphasia and other debilitating issues since he had a stroke on July 22, 2006. Jim was born to Victor Goodman and Ruth Bender Goodman on December 3, 1942. Jim attended Christ the King and Jesuit College Prep School, in Dallas, and the University of Texas at Arlington. He had degrees in Commercial Art and Business Finance. He worked for Mobil Oil for many years and later became Assistant Alumni Director for Jesuit College Prep School. He loved Jesuit and remained close to his classmates through the years. Jim loved adventure and despite many heart attacks at a young age he hiked the Grand Canyon numerous times, worked at a bungee site in downtown Dallas on weekends and had over 100 bungee jumps. He loved life and adventure. On April 15th, 1967, Jim married Jeannette Marie Zurlo. They have 3 daughters and 4 grandchildren of whom he was always very proud. The family lived in lrving for many years before moving to Lucas in 1991. Jim was a father, grandfather, foster dad and a Boy Scout leader. Besides his family, he loved caring for foster babies. The family fostered over 280 babies, many with special needs. As a result of the 37 years of being foster parents, Jim and Jeannette received the Hope Cottage Roy Rogers and Dale Evans Adoption Ambassador Award and Laura J Warren “Paying it Forward” Award. Jim was one of the first recipients of the “Men For Others” Award given at Jesuit College Prep School and also received an award from the Dallas Police Crisis lntervention Training. Jim worked very hard alongside Valerie Gotcher and many of his fellow lntegra friends to help Valerie realize her dream for a clubhouse for people with brain injuries. After a few years of very hard work BIND (Brain lnjury Network of Dallas) was realized. At the first fundraiser, Valerie and the board honored Jim with the Goodman Award which is given each year to a person or persons who have given their time and talents to furthering the cause for BIND. He is survived by his wife, Jeannette Goodman; daughters, Denise Rebel and husband, Jim of Allen, Julie Philley and husband, Dwight of Allen and Debi Goodman of Allen; 4 grandchildren, Lacey, Zachary and Jake Rebel and Addison Philley of Allen; brother, John Goodman, of Katy and brother-in-law, John Zurlo and wife, Vivian of Arlington. A Visitation will be held from 2:00 – 4:00pm on Sunday, January 27, 2019 at Allen Family Funeral Options, 2112 W. Spring Creek Parkway, Plano, Texas 75023. The Rosary will be recited starting at 2:00pm with the Visitation to follow. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00am on Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at St. Jude Catholic Church, 1515 N. Greenville Avenue, Allen, Texas 75002 with a reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to BIND: Brain lnjury Network of Dallas, 1416 Gables Court, PIano, Texas 75075. Print Obituary Sign Guest Book Name: Location: Email: Personal Message: Personal Message (required) Required Confirmation: Submit guest book entry

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