Sheila Goodman

Sheila Ann Goodman, 79, formerly of 695 West Washington Street, Bradford, passed away Wednesday, January 6, 2021 at the Windsor House at Snyder Memorial Health Center, in Marienville.

Born December 1, 1941 in Bradford, she was a daughter of the late James V. and Rita (Conley) Harris.

She was a 1959 graduate of St. Bernard’s High School.

On March 31, 1961, she married Max J. Goodman who survives.

Sheila was the matriarch of her household and enjoyed spending time with her family. She played a huge role in raising her younger siblings, children, and grandchildren. She was the ultimate caregiver who always put her family ahead of herself. Sheila is one of the 300,000+ Americans to succumb to COVID-19, a battle in which she should have never had to fight.

She was a former Brownie Troop Leader and Cub Scout Leader and had volunteered at the American Red Cross. She was a bowler and member of the Koffee Kup League where she won several awards. She was an avid bridge player and belonged to several area bridge clubs. She also played multiple different card games including freecell, solitaire, and variations of rummy. Sheila could beat anyone in a game of Scrabble. She could solve the cryptoquip when no one else could. Sheila loved to read and solve crossword puzzles and had completed thousands upon thousands of both in her lifetime. She was an amazing cook & baker who could entertain effortlessly for a few or for many, including large family dinners or cookouts at the camp. Throughout her life, she unknowingly passed down her talents & her likeness. Her son Scott is an amazing baker & cook, her daughter Marie has her entertaining & infectious sense of humor, & her daughter Lisa inherited her avid love for reading, cards, & puzzles. Sheila was very candid & did not sugar coat. She told you what she thought, what was going to happen, and exactly how she wanted it to happen, there were no other options other than Sheila’s way. Sheila was an animal lover that had a few cherished pets including a Doberman named Greta & an Irish setter named Abercrombie. Sheila had a big heart and wouldn’t stand for some of this world’s cruelty toward one another & those less fortunate than her. Sheila beat lymphoma in 2010 when her odds were slim. She was tough, she was fierce, she was tenacious, & she was loving. Lastly, she enjoyed watching the Buffalo Bills, betting on sports, and drinking the occasional beer.

Surviving is her husband Max of nearly 60 years, two daughters, Lisa E. Goodman, of Bradford, and Elizabeth M. (Bill) Martin, of Bradford, one son, Scott A. (Amy) Goodman, of Dillsburg, six grandchildren, Matthew Harten, Ashlee (Jeff) Puglio, Jessica Martin, Sean McLaughlin, Meghan Goodman, and Rachel Martin, three great grandchildren, Aayden Harten, Max and Lucy Puglio, two sisters, Rosemary (John) Osborne, Kathleen Roberts of Bradford, one brother, Edward (Cheryll) Harris, of Bradford, and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister Mary “Shelley” Harris, two brothers, Michael “Frederick” Harris and Timothy “Timmy” Harris.

Friends are invited to stream Sheila's funeral service on Saturday January 9, 2021 at 11:00 am. at www.hollenbeckcahill.com with Fr. Jim Gutting, Senior Associate of St. Bernard Church officiating. Burial will be in St. Bernard Cemetery.

Memorials if desired may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, or a charity of your choice.

Funeral arraignments are under the direction of Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.hollenbeckcahill.com

 

HOLLENBECK-CAHILL Funeral Home

33 South Avenue • Bradford, PA 16701

All Condolences -

I am sorry for your family''s loss. Remembering the good times with you both and my parents Jim and Joan at camp playing Trivial Pursuit. Sheila was such a ray of laughter and light.
— Lydia (Smith) Olechna

Dear Max and family. My condolences and deepest sympathy. Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
— Jean A. VanHoutte Davis

Marie, Rosemary and families. Sorry to see the passing of Sheila, such a wonderful life and I’m sure you all have wonderful memories. Always fun times at bowling. My thoughts are with you all.
— Marlene Ackley

Lisa Scott and Marie..so sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers for you and your families!!
— Leslie

Dear Max, Lisa & family— sending you our deepest sympathy and condolences on the passing of Sheila.
— Jim & Lisa Evans

Dear Max, Lisa & family— sending you our deepest sympathy and condolences on the passing of Sheila.
— Jim & Lisa Evans

Dear Max, Lisa, Marie, Scott, and all family, We are so sorry for your loss. May her memory also be for a blessing and keep some joy in your grieving hearts. With love,
— Lisa and Dean Mallis

Sorry to hear of cousin Sheila’s passing. Our prayers are with you
— Rob and Debbie Smith

Max and Lisa I am so very sorry for your loss. May her memory be a blessing.
— Kimberly Weinberg

So very sorry for your loss.
— Marlin and Linda Jeffers

I am very saddened by the loss of your sister, Sheila. I have many fond memories of our younger years. I know she will be sadly missed by her family and friends. Rest in peace, Sheila!
— Linda Campogiani

Everyone will miss shelia she indeed was a wonderful
— Kay and jay rizzuti

So sorry for your loss
— Marilyn Goodman

May my prayers be with you during this difficult time
— Mike crappio

I am so sorry for your loss, I have so many wonderful memories of your mom, one being grass in my chicken soup. She was a fun mom and a hoot. LOve and prayers to you all.
— Laurie Fuoco Edwards

So very sorry for your loss. Sympathy and prayers to you all.
— Gail Moyer

Marie and family, so sorry to hear of your mom''s passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
— Jim and Kathy Kelley

Condolences

  • I am sorry for your family''s loss. Remembering the good times with you both and my parents Jim and Joan at camp playing Trivial Pursuit. Sheila was such a ray of laughter and light.

    — Lydia (Smith) Olechna
  • Dear Max and family. My condolences and deepest sympathy. Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

    — Jean A. VanHoutte Davis
  • Marie, Rosemary and families. Sorry to see the passing of Sheila, such a wonderful life and I’m sure you all have wonderful memories. Always fun times at bowling. My thoughts are with you all.

    — Marlene Ackley
  • Lisa Scott and Marie..so sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers for you and your families!!

    — Leslie
  • Dear Max, Lisa & family— sending you our deepest sympathy and condolences on the passing of Sheila.

    — Jim & Lisa Evans