Daniel Webster Good

  • Born: November 22, 1932
  • Died: February 10, 2012
  • Location: Clearwater, Florida

Sylvan Abbey Memorial Park & Funeral Home

2853 Sunset Point Road
Clearwater, FL 33759

sylvanabbey@stei.com
Tel. (727) 796-1992

Tribute & Message From The Family


Daniel Webster Good, Jr. born on November 22, 1932 in Tampa, FL started his journey home to heaven on Friday, February 10, 2012.

Dan attended Plant High School, the University of Florida, and the University of Tampa, and was a lifelong Gator fan. Go Gators!

He proudly served his country as a member of the U.S. Navy in the Korean War.

He was a founding member of the Sertoma Club, a Merry Maker, and a senior member of Palma Ceia Golf and Country Club. He owned Dan Good Liquor stores and Dan Good Giant Sandwiches, the first winner of the "Tampa Cuban Sandwich Contest."

He is survived by his loving wife Geri Good, and children La Rae (Ross), Kim (Joe), Donna (Vachon), Denise (Mike), Eli, Shane, Nikki (Tim), Clark, Jeff (Ana), and 16 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his son Dan Good III.

Dan was a true Southern gentleman who was loved and admired by his family and friends.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, February 15, 2012 at 11:00 AM. Burial will follow at Sylvan Abbey Memorial Park in Clearwater.

Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home
2853 Sunset Point Road
Clearwater, FL. 33759
(727) 796-1992
www.sylvanabbey.com


Condolence & Memory Journal

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To Geri and the Good Family,,
My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Thank-you for sharing Dan with us all. What a wonderful man..always had a smile on his face. He will be missed but not forgotten. GOD BLESS.

Posted by tonia hamilton - clearwater, FL   March 11, 2012

Dear Geri and family, A number of us from Cornerstone attended the funeral but were unable to sign the guest book. Dan blessed us with his smiling face and enjoyment of God's word. He lived his faith. I feel privileged to have known such a fine gentleman/gentle man. Thank you for sharing him with us. He is in heaven interceding for all of us.

Posted by Carol Rosage - Palm Harbor, FL - Cornerstone member with Dan   February 23, 2012

Dear Geri,

I was so saddened to hear of the death of your loving husband Dan.

I'll always remember Dan as your sandwich king. Hearing the story about his being the first winner of the "Tampa Cuban Sandwich Contest" is a wonderful tribute to his successful sandwich shop.

I was unable to come to the funeral. So I look forward to seeing you soon to give you a big hug!

I trust that you are cherishing the time you had together and the love you had for each other. He'd want you to remember these wonderful moments that you shared together.

Your loving friend,

Sr. Caroline

Posted by Sister Caroline - Oldsmar, FL - Friend   February 16, 2012

I was saddened to hear the passing of Dan. I have good memories of the Good Family. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Posted by Lori Sample Davis - Edgewood, NM   February 16, 2012

Love to Geri.

Posted by Donald Conrad - Amelia Island, FL - Friend   February 15, 2012

My prayers are with your family and may God's love and peace surround your family at this time.

Posted by Joyce Ayral - Oldsmar, FL - Cornerstone Bible Study   February 15, 2012

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Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Good family during your time of loss.

Mark and Analisa Whiteside & Family

Posted by Mark Whiteside - Tampa, FL - friend of the family   February 15, 2012

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Our condolences to the Good family. Don and I loved going to the Swann Circle house and I enjoyed staying in the kitchen with Mr. Good, he loved talking about spanish food. He will greatly be missed and will always be in our hearts.

We love you Mr.Good <3>

Posted by Don and Debbie Hamm - Tampa, FL   February 15, 2012

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I am so very sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers and thoughts. Mr . Good was a wonderful sweet gentleman who I will miss greatly.

Posted by Barbara Fernquist - 3argo, FL - Friend from JSA   February 15, 2012

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True Southern gentleman - wonderful description of Dan! Dan and Geri were some of the first people we met upon arrival in Tarpon Springs, and I can say wholeheartedly, we started at the top! No better people, and the miles have grown between us, as life does, but still know that they are as dear today as 20 years ago! Uncle Dan always had a treat in his "pocky" - we will miss that genuine , precious smile!

Posted by Sonja Eiland - TARPON SPRINGS, FL - friend   February 15, 2012

Dear Geri: May God hold you in the palm of his hand to give you comfort at this sad time. I send my love, prayers, and sympathy for you and your family.
Your Sister WES Member,
JoAnne Roby

Posted by JoAnne Roby - Clearwater, FL - friend to Geri   February 15, 2012

Dear Geri,
Our family will miss seeing Dan's friendly face each week at the 8:30 Mass. We always looked forward to his cheerfulness. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers during this sad time. Much love, Ginny, Wayne, Kelsy & Teagan Levee

Posted by Ginny Levee - Safety Harbor, FL - Friend   February 14, 2012

To the entire Good family my sincere condolensces. I have great memories of the sandwich shop, as well as the times I spent at the Swann Circle house. Mr Good was always so kind to me, I will miss him as I have missed his son. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Arthur Lastra - Tampa, FL - Friend   February 14, 2012

Geri,
Dan was always a kind and gentle man who had a kind word for everyone.
We will miss hearing his cheerful voice at Cornerstone Bible study.
We feel blessed to have had the opportunity to know him.

Posted by Donald and Marie Bishop - Safety Harbor, FL - friends   February 14, 2012

Dan we will miss you at the 8:30 Mass each Sunday, You always had encourging words for me after Mass each Sunday. You would always mention that your were praying for our Knights of Columbus Council because of the good things we did. Now our Council is praying for you.

Rest in Peace my friend,

John Papa
Past Grand Knight
Barney Gonyea Council 7109
Safety Harbor, FL

Posted by John Papa - Oldsmar, FL - Friend   February 14, 2012

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One of the finest gentleman I have met in my lifetime. I will miss you

Posted by Bob Larue - Palm Harbor, FL - Friend and Bible Study Classmate   February 14, 2012

Aunt Geri and Family,

I was so saddened to hear of the passing of Uncle Dan. What a wonderful Person he was. He always had a positive outlook on life, whether in good times or in bad times. He always greeted everyone with a smile and was so giving and caring to others. I have such wonderful, fond memories of him and will cherish them forever. He was such a positive role model to me and I thank him for teaching me the values in life. I can't forget to mention what a great cook he was! I begged him forever for his black beans and rice recipe that he would never give up; he always told me it was a secret family recipe.

Although Uncle Dan won't be physically here in your lives daily, he will be with you for eternity spiritually. May God send his loving angels to be with you in your time of loss and comfort your every need.

With love,

Candi Kunnen-Lyons

Posted by Candi Lyons - Dunedin, FL - Niece   February 14, 2012

A wonderful individual to be around, Sweet Man and good Friend. He will Be missed Terribly

Posted by Mike & Denise Epp - Pinellas Park, FL - Son in Law & Daughter   February 14, 2012

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Dearest Geri,

My heart and prayers are with you, especially at this difficult time. You and Dan shared many good times,and your devotion to each other has inspired us all.

May you and your loving family find comfort, peace, and strength knowing that our Lord Jesus welcomes Dan into His presence.

May Our Blessed Mother Mary embrace and enfold you with her grace and love as you go forward.

Your loving friend, Daret

Posted by Daret Matthews - Palm Harbor, FL - Friend   February 14, 2012

It was our pleasure to know you and you will be missed.
Gary and Carol Ratliff

Posted by Gary and Carol Ratliff - Brandon, FL - Friends   February 14, 2012

Dear Geri and all the Good family,
Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Our families go WAY BACK and we have lots of wonderful childhood memories of your dad. He was such a super person and always had a smile on his face. I loved him dearly and will miss him VERY MUCH. I just still can't believe I won't get to get his big "squeeze" anymore. He gave great hugs!!!! God bless you all.

Posted by Laura Goodman Capen - Tampa, FL - Friend   February 14, 2012

Dan was a great father-in-law. I hesitated to write "in-law" because so many times he was like a father to me. I will miss the our talks about the Gators as we smoked a smooth cigar. I pray the family members will be comforted that their Dad has left a remarkable legacy. In Loving Memory your son-in-law Ross.

Posted by Ross Coniglione - Son-in-Law   February 14, 2012

Dear Geri and all of the Good family, Anyone that knew Dan will miss this kind and gentle man. His life was a gift to all. Fondly, Gail

Posted by Gail Hirsch - Tampa, FL - Friend   February 14, 2012

So sorry for you loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Posted by Bobby Shealy Jr - Charleston, SC   February 14, 2012

dan and I grew up together, i felt like part of the Good family-my thoughts are
with you I am so sorry I cannot be there
with you. Love to all Patsy

Posted by patsy (swanson) sample - valrico, FL   February 14, 2012

We love you and will miss your gentle smile.

Your grandchildren,
Bradley and Emily Good

Posted by Ana Good - Tampa, FL - Daughter-In-Law   February 13, 2012

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The entire staff of Sylvan Abbey extends our deepest sympathy during this difficult time.

Posted by Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home - Clearwater, FL   February 13, 2012


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Life Stories

No story, Geri, but just heard of Dan's passing this morning at Mass and was greatly saddened. I haven't seen him in a while, but last time was at a 55+ meeting and he was his usual smiling, friendly self -- he always made every conversation so very personal and had such lovely things to say. I'll miss his smiling face, but the one he is smiling at now is holding him close and rewarding him for a life well-lived. Love, Shirley

Comments:

Hi Geri , was very saddened to hear of your loss . i just heard today so am sorry I was unable to attend the service . you and Dan were like second parents to me growing up , and my memories of Dan were always around his bbq grill and making burgers for Dana . I was glad to see the both of you at Mr. Caulks funeral some years ago and I wish I would have known him as an adult for I was probably just a pain in the rump when I was young but always admired and respected him. Just a look on the bright side you did have a long happy marriage with him and am sure you have many fond memories of your life with him . I wish you the best in life and you will be in my prayers . Russell Fair

Dan Good was my first employer, during my college years. I worked at his liquor store on Dale Mabry. He was a kind and patient man.
My condolences to his family.

Dan always had encourging words for me after Mass each Sunday. He would always mention that he was praying for our Knights of Columbus Council because of the good things we did. Now our Council is praying for Dan.

Rest in Peace my friend,

John Papa
Past Grand Knight
Barney Gonyea Council 7109
Safety Harbor, FL

Being a Yankee, my first experience eating Black Beans and Rice was at a Good/Coniglione Christmas Eve Party. MMMMMMM Dan Good could cook and make it a memorable experience you never forget. Thanks for the memories Papa Good!