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Darren Scott Goodman


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Darren Scott Goodman Obituary
April 19, 1965 - March 15, 2016 Born in Los Angeles, the younger of two brothers. A graduate of Grant High School in Van Nuys, CA and in 2000 earned a BA in Social Work from California State University, Los Angeles. Darren's passion for helping others was reflected in his career choices. He held positions as an EMT and social worker for the mentally disabled and indigent adults. What he loved most was working with children - at the YMCA, in camps, and most recently, as a Para educator at Emblem Academy in Saugus, CA. Though the children in his classroom were five to six years old and autistic Darren looked forward to helping them overcome their challenges every day. He met Michele McCoy in 2008 when they began working together at Cornerstone, a program of the San Fernando Valley Community Mental Health Centers. They were married in 2010 and moved to Santa Clarita shortly afterward. Darren passed away on after a short battle with AML. He is survived by his wife, Michele; his parents, Harvey and Ann Goodman; his brother Craig Goodman; six brothers- and sisters-in law, Dennis Cassidy, Rory and Sherry Scott, Victor Scott, and Brian and Monique Feeny; his mother's siblings, Muriel Green, Larry and Carol Tarnol, Bill and Marlene Tarnol, Lois Lerner, and Marvin and Laurie Tarnol; his father's sister Thelma Caro; his mother-in-law Delores Smith; and many, many other extended family members and friends. He will be missed by all. Services will be held Sunday, March 20 at 2pm at Odyssey, 15600 Odyssey Dr., Granada Hills, CA 91344.
Published in the Los Angeles Times on Mar. 19, 2016
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