Goch – Anthony R. “Tony” passed from this life into the arms of Jesus on Thursday May 18th, 2023 at Windber Hospice. Born August 12, 1956 in Johnstown, son of Thomas R. and Dorothy L. (Foltz) Goch. Preceded in death by parents, brother Thomas M. “Mike” Goch, and brother-in-law Andrew Hamara. Survived by loving fiancée Kimberly Miller, devoted daughter Melissa Goch (Partner Gerard Yamber) and adoring grandchildren Daphne, Loretta and Hunter. Also survived by brothers and sisters Mary Anne (Rick) McPherson, Theresa (Charlie) Spradlin, Jude (Sue) Goch, Bernie Goch (Sue Lucas), Kateri (Ray) Varner, Loretta (John) Holmberg, Christina (Eugene) Bowser, John Goch (Fiancée Bernadette Seningen), and sister-in-law Christine (Nitch) Goch. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Tony spent his entire life living and working in and around the Johnstown area. He was a longtime reservist in the Army National Guard in the mechanics division and was very proud of his service. Because of his love of children, he especially enjoyed the years he spent working at Our Mother of Sorrows Catholic School. Tony was employed at Garden Terrace Senior Apartments until his recent illness. Tony felt that his greatest accomplishments in life were his daughter and grandchildren. He loved the simpler things in life. He loved being in nature and being outdoors, he loved to go fishing and enjoyed teaching his grandchildren the sport, he enjoyed campfires by the creek with his family. He loved listening to Gospel music. His favorite song was “God on the Mountain” by Lynda Randle and he would always sing along. He loved Jesus and his favorite Bible verse was Romans 8:28, “And we know that ALL things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose.” Family will receive friends Thursday, May 25th from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Celebration of Life service to follow at Meek & Dalla Valle Funeral Home of Windber, Rev. Joe Brown, officiating. Inurnment with military honors by Windber VFW at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. www.meekfuneralhome.com.
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