William "Bill" Goetz

Died: November 29, 2018
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William (Bill) Eugene Goetz of Brackney, PA peacefully passed on to eternal life on Friday, November 29th, 2018 at the age of 87. He is predeceased by his parents Christian and Anna Goetz. He is survived by his beautiful wife, Evelyn, of 62 years, his daughters Linda (Jim Holiday) of Los Gatos, CA, Sandy Goetz (Bill Coates) of Los Gatos, CA, and Jody (Andy Fiorentino) of Binghamton, NY, and five grandchildren, Chris and Daniel Light, and Jason, Marisa and Matthew Fiorentino, his sister, MaryAnn Soper of Boonville, NC, Brother in Law Ron Ziller (Arline) of Pompano Beach, FL, several nieces, and many loving friends and neighbors. Bill once worked as a forest ranger, managed a hardware store, and retired from Edith Macy Girl Scout Center where he worked as Chief Engineer for 30 years. He gave faithful service to the Briarcliff Manor Hook and Ladder Rescue Company for 31 years, to the United States Air Force (Korean War) for 4 years, and was an active member at Christ the King Lutheran Church for the past 12 years. Expressions of sympathy can be made in lieu of flowers to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation or The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund.
A celebration of life service will take place December 7th at 1:00 PM with a reception to follow at Christ the King Lutheran Church, 499 Plaza Drive, Vestal, NY 13850.

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Date: Friday, December 7, 2018

Time: 1:00 pm

Christ the King Lutheran Church


499 Plaza Drive
Vestal, NY 13850

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Died: November 29, 2018

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Rich Kissel posted on 12/10/18

Sending you all my love and sharing your sadness. Along with my own father, Tom Kissel, Bill was the most influential role model in my life. He was always there teaching me about everything, and creating opportunities for me that were lessons that have lasted a lifetime. HIs public service served as an example that keeps me volunteering in my community, just like he did. He taught me how to drive a tractor at Ziller's, build and fix things at Briarcliff Hardware, and serve customers and work with others. I know many of you here know what I am talking about as I recognize so many names posting here. I remember all of you. From the hardware store, neighborhood barbeques, and Lake George vacations. Bill seemed to be at the center of it all! We moved, and I ended up far away in California, lost touch, regrettably. However, all those memories remain as the best days of my life, spent with many of you...thanks to Bill Goetz!


Alvin Brickman posted on 12/7/18

Our deepest sympathy to the entire Goetz family. Words cannot express our sadness on the loss of our good friend Bill. It was an honor to have Bill’s friendship for the last 36 years. We will truly miss him. Love, Linda and Al


Amy Root posted on 12/5/18

Jody your dad sounds like a pretty incredible man. Sending prayers for peace and solace for you and your family.


Don Cunningham posted on 12/3/18

My deepest sympathy for your loss. I have a lot of great memories. My Love. Don Cunningham


always. Small posted on 12/3/18

Hello to all. Thank you for the original oleds of being a part of your family life for over 67 years I f remember clearly doing so many things with Bill such as the hardware store, hunting the Camp Macy woods, the fire department, having coffee with Chris and Anna, and on and on. I most remember our recent gathering Bill will be missed and leaves a very special place in all our hearts. Love alwars.


Jason Van Fossen posted on 12/3/18

On behalf of the Maine-Endwell Central School District, our condolences to the Goetz and Fiorentino families for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.


Stephanie (Kowack)Noxon posted on 12/2/18

My thoughts and prayers are with the entire Goetz Family during this difficult time! I also have great childhood memories of being a neighbor for many years! Hugs and Love to all!


Jake & Linda Near posted on 12/2/18

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Jake & Linda Near posted on 12/2/18

You have our sympathy and you the family are in our prayers May God bless you


Robert and Elizabeth Dewees Dakota too posted on 12/2/18

We are so sorry for your loss. God bless you and your family.


Robin and Patty Linaberry posted on 12/1/18

I can't imagine what grief you are going through, but I know that it is terrible beyond words. We are sending our love and sympathy.


Julie Maves posted on 12/1/18

Our condolences to your family. Bill was a wonderful person and real family man. He will be missed! ❤️ Love, Dad, Julie, Terry, Ryan, Marianne, Nicole, Tristian and Carson❤️


William Sestrom posted on 12/1/18

Billy was one of my heroes. He taught me so much; how to spitshine shoes, how to assemble mowers and grilles, I can go on and on. We will be in Florida for Jerry Small's 80th birthday, or you would see my ugly face at the service. Unfortunately, we depart on the 7th. Bill will be missed - please reach out to me if you need anything. God bless the Goetz family.


Jillian Anthony Bichsel posted on 12/1/18

Mr. Goetz was such a pillar in my life, although he probably didn’t know it. I grew up down the street from him and played with Jody every day after school for years. I will always remember Mr. Goetz as a strong, grounded, kind, and humble man who loved his family and his work. It would be my hope for every family that they grow up with a father, neighbor, and good to the core human being like Mr. Goetz. May he Rest In Peace. With love ~ Jillian Anthony Bichsel


Joe and Betty Ellershaw posted on 12/1/18

Dear friends, Evelyn, Sujata-Linda, Sandy, and Jody. We are heart broken for you, with the passing of your beloved husband, and Father. May the good Lord help you all, in your time of sorrow. Of course, you all are in our prayers. The happy memories, of which I know there are many, will comfort you, also. R.I.P. Bill.💕


Janette Hausler posted on 12/1/18

Thinking of the Goetz family. Our sincere condolences for the loss of Mr. Goetz. Love, Janette, Greg, Maya and Gregory