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Eugene Joseph Goetz

April 30, 1927 March 22, 2024
Eugene Joseph Goetz
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Obituary for Eugene Joseph Goetz

Eugene Joseph Goetz stepped into the arms of his Savior on March 22, 2024. He was born April 30, 1927 in Wexford, PA to Joseph and Cecelia (Michel) Goetz and was married to Charmaine for nearly 70 years before her death in 2019. During that time, they raised their 13 children: Grant Goetz (deceased 1996), Eugene (Doris) Goetz, Charmaine (Tom) Malik, Sue Ann (Michael) Colella, Kathleen (George) Paul, Mary Jo (Doug) Elam, Timothy (Evelyn) Goetz, Allan Goetz, Robert Goetz (deceased 1991), Stephen (Maryanne) Goetz, Polly (Bob, deceased 2021) Popp, Peggy (Billy) Patschak, Teri (Doug) Greenfield. In addition to sons Grant & Robert, he was also preceded in death by grandson Danny Malik.

Gene was pleased to have served his Country during WWII, having been part of the 181st Signal Depot Company at Fort Polk and Fort Holabird. Prior to the war, he helped insulate LST’s in Pittsburgh. He never tired of telling the stories. He carried on his business, Goetz & Sons Hardwood Flooring with characteristic integrity. He was instrumental in the building of the new St. Mary’s Church in Fairfield, PA; the stunning woodwork is exemplary of his skills. He was a member of that St. Mary’s Parish where he was an active member of the Knights of Columbus and the Men’s Club.

He truly cherished his family and said of each new direction in life “It’s a learning proposition.” In addition to his children, his 34 grandchildren and his 25 great-grandchildren (at last count), his sisters, brother, in-laws, and many nieces and nephews will miss him tremendously.

We are grateful to our friends at the VNA of Hanover and Spring Grove Hospice, who provided excellent care and loving service when we needed it. We would appreciate that any memorial gifts be given to them at 440 North Madison Street, Hanover, PA 17331.

Mass will be celebrated in honor of Gene’s life on Tuesday, April 30th at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 256 Tract Road, Fairfield, PA at 11:00AM with Father Peter DiTomasso as celebrant. The family will greet friends following the ceremony. A private interment will take place at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Silver Spring, MD.

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11:00 AM 4/30/2024 11:00:00 AM
St. Mary's Catholic Church

256 Tract Rd.
Fairfield, PA 17320

St. Mary's Catholic Church
256 Tract Rd. Fairfield 17320 PA
United States

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Gate of Heaven Cemetery Final Resting Place

13801 Georgia Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20906

13801 Georgia Avenue Silver Spring 20906 MD
United States

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