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GOFF, FREDERICK LEROY, 79 - of Hammonton, passed away peacefully at home on April 28, 2013. He was comforted in his death by his daughter, Linda and granddaughter, Jamie. Fred, as he was known to everyone, was born on March 5, 1934 in National Park. At the young age of 19, Fred enlisted in the Army National Guard serving for three years. On June 28, 1956, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps, fulfilling his life dream of becoming a Marine. During his six years of service, he attained the rank of Corporal. While stationed at the Marine Corps Air Station in El Toro, California, Fred met and married Nancy (Seybold) on September 1, 1962. Following his Honorable Discharge from the United States Marine Corps, Fred enlisted in the United States Naval Reserves, Seabees Construction Unit, on February 13, 1980. He went on to retire from the Naval Reserves after serving 14 years. In his civilian work years, he was employed by the City of Margate, as the City's Electrical Sub-Code Official until his retirement in 2002. Fred is survived by his daughter, Linda M. (Goff) Hoffmann and granddaughter, Jamie L. Inferrera; son, Michael Goff (granddaughters, Samantha, Danielle, Abby and Morgan and great-granddaughter, Olivia), son, Steven Goff (grandson Landon); brother, John Goff and sisters, Geraldine Wilson, Collette Stuerzel and Darlene Lafferty and several nieces and nephews. Fred joins those who have departed this life before him namely, his parents Oliver and Eleanor Goff; his wife of 48 years, Nancy; and his son-in-law, Edward J. Hoffmann. Fred had a comical personality that was often displayed by his joking sense of humor. Fred was an avid Philadelphia Phillies fan and enjoyed his time watching the Phillies games. Visitation will be held on Saturday, May 4th from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM at Wimberg Funeral Home, 400 Liverpool Avenue in Egg Harbor City, NJ (609) 965-0357. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 12:00 noon at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish (St. Nicholas Church) 525 St. Louis Avenue in Egg Harbor City, NJ. Burial with military honors will immediately follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Hammonton. For condolences, please visit wimbergfuneralhome.com.
Published in The Press of Atlantic City from May 1 to May 2, 2013