Ronald L. "Pete" Goetz, 79

MAY 3, 1934-JUNE 8, 2013

June 09, 2013
  • Ronald L. "Pete" Goetz
Ronald L. "Pete" Goetz

Ronald L. “Pete” Goetz, 79, of South Allison Street, Greencastle, Pa., died at 5:15 p.m. Saturday, June 8, 2013, at his home.

Born May 3, 1934, in Waynesboro, Pa., he was the son of the late Robert M. and Catharine (Beeler) Goetz.

He married Mary Lou (Meyers) Goetz on July 31, 1955, in Chambersburg.

Pete worked for the former Pangborn Co. in Hagerstown for 40 years, retiring in 2000.

He was a 1952 graduate of Greencastle High School and served his apprenticeship in the engineering trade at Landis Tool in Waynesboro.

Pete was a member of Grace United Church of Christ of Greencastle, where he served as a deacon and elder, and currently was attending Greencastle Presbyterian Church.

He was a former member of the Greencastle Sportsman’s Association and West End Hunting Club, and was past president of the Jerome King Playground Association in Greencastle.

He served in the U.S. Army Reserves.

Pete was an avid reader, especially books on the Civil War. He enjoyed traveling to Gettysburg, Pa., with the grandchildren, spending time in Myrtle Beach during the winter, going out to eat and going on family cruises. Pete especially enjoyed time spent with his beloved family and being at his home.

Surviving family in addition to his wife of nearly 58 years are one daughter, Kim Goetz of Greencastle; three grandsons, Nicholas Potter, Matthew Potter and Andrew Potter, all of Greencastle; and one sister, Carolle A. Goetz Patrick of Greencastle.

Funeral services will be Thursday, June 13, at 10 a.m. at Greencastle Presbyterian Church, 57 W. Baltimore St., Greencastle, with the Rev. Steven Robert Fleming officiating. Burial will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Greencastle.

There will not be a public viewing, but the family will receive friends Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Harold M. Zimmerman and Son Funeral Home, 45 S. Carlisle St., Greencastle.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to Summit Cancer and Hematology Services, Suite 100, 755 Norland Ave., Chambersburg, PA 17201.

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