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Matthew "Matt" David Goetzinger, 19

August 23, 2009

NOV. 23, 1989-AUG. 21, 2009

BOONSBORO -- Matthew "Matt" David Goetzinger, 19, of Boonsboro, Md., was lost tragically as a result of a motor vehicle accident on Friday, Aug. 21, 2009.

Born Nov. 23, 1989, in Jacksonville, Fla., he was the son of Thomas "Tom" and Cheryl Goetzinger, both of Keedysville, Md.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Bret A. Goetzinger; and maternal grandfather, Ski Bosiacki.

Matt was well known as a loving and caring guy who held friends high and family on pillars. He will always be remembered for that awesome bright smile anytime you would see him.

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Matt attended Boonsboro High School and graduated with honors.

Aside from the avid outdoorsman and fisherman, he was a car fanatic and excellent basketball player and all-around athlete. Matt's favorite team was the Florida Gators.

He was planning on attending college and eventually become a Navy fighter pilot.

He was a dedicated employee at Subway in Boonsboro.

Matt was known by most, but most of all, loved by all who knew him.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by three sisters, Shauna Goetzinger of Boonsboro, and Ashley Goetzinger and Britney Goetzinger, both of Keedysville; one brother, Kyle Goetzinger of Keedysville; maternal grandmother, Patricia Bosiacki of Keedysville; brothers-in-law; aunts; uncles; cousins; and many friends, including his girlfriend, Megan Rowe, and Grandma Pat.

A celebration of life service will be Thursday, Aug. 27, 2009, at 10 a.m. at Bast-Stauffer Funeral Home, 7606 Old National Pike, Boonsboro, MD 21713 , with the Rev. Karen Erskine-Valentine officiating. Burial will follow in Boonsboro Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2009, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to Boonsboro High School Athletic Department, 10 Campus Ave., Boonsboro, MD 21713.

Online condolences may be made to www.bastfuneralhome.com.

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