, 51, of St. Petersburg, FL passed away Friday, August 14, 2020, at Tampa General Hospital. She is survived by her father, Donald Goodman of McKeesport, PA; her two sisters, Christy Goodman of Oldsmar, FL and Dana (Goodman) Novak of Safety Harbor, FL; nieces Falyn Snyder, Jordyn Snyder, and Emily Novak; and longtime partner Fred Piper. She is predeceased by her mother, Janice Goodman.
Michelle was born in Pittsburgh, PA and attended Penn Hills High School and Thiel College. For the past 21 years, she worked for Pinellas County Schools at Nina Harris Exceptional Student Education Center. Her job was a special calling and she put her heart and soul into taking care of every student at Nina as if they were her own. A lifelong and die-hard Steelers fan, Michelle loved all things related to living in the ‘Burgh, including going to Kennywood, eating Vincent’s Pizza, and visiting the Carnegie Museum. After moving to Florida to escape the cold weather, she discovered new passions, friendships, and loves the Renaissance Festival, arts and crafts, reading, cooking, metal music, her pets, and most importantly, her soulmate Fred.
Michelle will be missed by her family and friends, but it’s comforting to know that she is no longer suffering.
“Goodbyes are not forever, are not the end; it simply means I’ll miss you until we meet again.”