January 27, 1955 ~ April 19, 2013

Born in: Fort Lauderdale, FL,
Resided in: Madeira Beach, FL

Cheryl Dawn Cimato Goforth, was born in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, January 27, 1955, and passed away unexpectedly at age 58 on April 19, 2013. She was preceded in death by her parents, Nicholas Joseph and Elizabeth Moser Cimato and husband Stephen William Goforth. Cheryl is survived by her loving son Richard William Goforth of Madeira Beach, FL. She was currently serving as CNO at Northside Hospital in St. Petersburg. Cheryl graduated from Broward Community College with a degree in nursing; Barry University with a BS in Professional Studies and continued studies in Healthcare Administration at Nova University. During the course of her career, she served as Chief Nursing Officer at Humana Hospital Cypress, NME Delray Community Hospital, AMI North Ridge Medical Center, all in Florida; Southern Hills Medical Center and Skyline Medical Center, both in TN; LifePoint Hospitals- Meadowview Regional Hospital, in KY; Lawnwood Regional Medical Center and Brandon Regional Hospital, both FL; and Trident Medical Center, Charleston, SC, all along a dedicated healthcare professional striving for overall improvement of the hospitals and especially patient healthcare. She was a loving mother, dedicated wife and a soft touch for every homeless creature-2 or 4 legged. Cheryl's philosophy on life was "You only run around the track once, so make it mean something. Every day is a gift, enjoy it and make it meaningful to yourself and everyone you come in contact with." Graveside services will be at 11:00 a.m. Thursday at Snelson Memorial Cemetery, Leicester, with the Rev. Veranita Alford officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to SPCA-Largo, 9099 130th Ave, Largo, FL 33773. Groce Funeral Home on Patton Avenue is assisting the family.

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  1. Richard:
    So very sorry for the loss of your mother. I loved working with Cheryl in Maysville, Ky. I often spoke of her. She was a wonderful person and mentor.

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  2. I have just learned the news of Cheryl’s passing. This is incredible sad news. Cheryl was an amazing person, dedicated mom to Richard, and the hardest working Chief Nursing Officer I have ever seen in my 23 years in the business. I owe a large portion of career success as an executive recruiter. I love you Cheryl! My prayers and thoughts are with Richard!

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  3. Cheryl was a wonderful CNO. Some of the best times in my nursing career was under her direction, she knew how to make work fun. I could only hope to be half the CNO that Cheryl was. Sending my sympathy to her friends and family.

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  4. Richard, we are so very sorry about your mother’s passing and are praying for comfort and inner peace for you through this terrible time. Please know we are here for you in Nashville should you need us. John, Cindy & Scott Waters.

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  5. Richard,
    Our thoughts are with you Richard. Your Mom was a remarkable woman who made leading a hospital always fun and caring for patients a priority. Please know if we can help you in anyway my family is here for you. Cheryl loved you so much and was so happy when you were born. Steve and Cheryl were wonderful people. Please call me anytime 413.323.4381.
    with love,
    Don and Fran Freeman

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  6. I’m so sorry and offer my deepest condolences for the loss of Mrs. Cheryl Goforth. Please take comfort in the bible’s promise of a time when tears, death and pain will be no more. (Rev.21:3,4) May Jehovah God give you the strength to endure this difficult time.

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