Doris J. Goetz

(Jun 9, 1927 to Dec 15, 2012)

Doris may very well have agreed with Albert Einstein when he commented that “only a life lived for others is worth living”. She always put the needs of everyone else before her own. It could even be said that she was put on this earth to take care of her family. Her children and her late husband, Louis, were the center of her universe; she saw that they wanted for nothing. Even when Louis took ill, she took on the duties and responsibilities of overseeing his care. However, this was never limited to just family. Doris simply loved being around people. Inside of five minutes of meeting a stranger she tended to know everything about that person, who was, by that point her friend. She kept her home in Delran meticulously clean. And she always appreciated the little things in life; going out shopping, to catch a movie or just to dinner were the things that made her so grateful for her family. But, when back home she could quite often be found watching the Phillies, even staying true during their rougher seasons.rn In the 1940s, Doris met a young man named Louis at a local roller skating rink. When he picked her up for their first date he wanted to impress her with a fancy car. He had hoped that his friend, a local funeral director would loan him an automobile. Unfortunately, all that was available was the hearse. Although Doris must have been surprised by the sight of a funeral coach pulling up to her door, there was no surprise that their relationship blossomed into their 41 year marriage. Before his passing in 1988, their lives were blessed by their children: Louis W. Goetz (Debbie) of Marlton, Kenneth J. Goetz (Karen) of Newtown, PA and Robert Goetz of Delran. Doris is also survived by her grandchildren: Kimberly, Lori, Kenny, Jr., Brian and Kelsey and her great-grandchildren: Jenna, Danielle, Daxton and Drayden.rn Come celebrate Doris’ 85 selfless years Thursday from 9-10:15 AM at the Sweeney Funeral Home Riverside. Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 11 AM at Church of the Resurrection (Holy Name Site) 260 Conrow Rd., Delran, NJ. In lieu of flowers memorial gifts may be made to American Heart/American Stroke Association 1 Union St., Suite 301 Robbinsville, NJ 08691.rn

11 thoughts on “Doris J. Goetz

  1. Debbie Taylor

    Doris,rnrnI am so saddened by your passing. We were close friends for many years. Keeping each other company after our husbands, Lou and Bill passed away.rnrnI will never forget you and all the fun times we had together, traveling, going to shows, and luncheons.rnrnSunday’s were particularly special as I knew we would be getting together to have lunch and make our rounds.rnrnI am so glad we were able to get together for lunch at my house in October with my daughter Debbie, who was so happy to see you, as well as my son Frank.rnrnI am so heartbroken. I will miss you dearly and you will always be close to my heart.rnrnGod Bless You, My Dear Friend.rnrnLove,rnMarge DeSantis

  2. Debbie Taylor

    Doris,rnrnI am so saddened by your passing. It was always a pleasure to be around you, and lots of fun too! I will always remember the jokes we use to share together, and about my “cigarette smoking”, and you wanting me to have one for you. I have always remembered and appreciated the help you gave me when my husband, Rich was so sick. You were and always will be a wonderful, loving and kind lady. You were special to me. I think the world of you and always will.rnGod Bless You, Your Sons, and Their FamiliesrnLove You,rnDebbie DeSantis – Taylor

  3. Debbie Taylor

    Dear Bobby,Kenny, Louie and Your Families. So sorry your mom had to leave. She was a wonderful lady and loved her boys and family alot. Please know that all of you are in our thoughts and prayers, always.rnrnLove, Marge, Debbie & Frank DeSantis

  4. Jack & Dottie Oppmann

    To the Goetz Family…..you are all in our thoughts and prayers. Doris is fondly remembered as a wonderful neighbor on Penn Dr. for many years..God Bless. Love Dottie & Jack Oppmann

  5. Anonymous

    Mrs. Goetz,rnrnYou always made my mother and I feel like family. I can remember all the summer parties you used to have. You will be deeply missed. Love, Dorothy and Dawn Rush

  6. Mr and Mrs Vince Santangelo

    To the entire Goetz family. Vince and I are so sad that we will never “hear” Doris’ voice again. The good of our parents shows in our own lives. Doris sons are each special in a different way. We love and cherish your friendship. Vince & Jody

  7. Patricia Hudson

    To the Goetz family, so sorry to hear about your mom, you may not remember me but I lived on Penn Drive across the street. Your mom would babysit me. I remember those good days. She will be missed.

  8. Diane Hudson Blaker

    Doris was such a great lady and will be sadly missed.rnI have so many great memories growing up on Penn Dr and Doris was surely one of them.rnMy heart goes out to all her family.

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