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Christopher E. Goethe

WEST STOCKBRIDGE Christopher Edward Goethe, 57, of Great Barrington Road, passed away May 15, 2013, at his home following a courageous battle with cancer.Born Oct. 10, 1955, in Huntington, N.Y., he was the son of Leona Marie Hamilton Goethe and the late Edward Christopher Goethe. He was a graduate of Northport High School in Northport, N.Y.

Christopher worked for Petersen Geller Spurge Millwork, Inc., Architectural Woodworking Co. as a fine woodworker.

For the past 26 years, Chris and his family have made West Stockbridge their home.

An active outdoorsman, he enjoyed mountain climbing, rock climbing and ice climbing. At age 19, he climbed Mt. McKinley in Alaska.

Along with his mother, Leona of Napanoch, N.Y., Christopher is survived by his wife of 34 years, Sharon Louise Hunt Goethe, at home. The couple was married April 21, 1979, in Lander, Wyo. He is also survived by his daughters, Heather Lea Goethe of West Stockbridge, and Sarah Marie Goethe-Jones of Stockbridge; his son-in-law, Jeremy Jones, and his sister, Lois Murphy of Haverhill.

FUNERAL NOTICE: A service celebrating the life of the late Christopher E. Goethe will be held Saturday, June 8, 2013, at 11 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in Alford. There will be no calling hours.

Donations in his memory may be made to HospiceCare in the Berkshires, Berkshire Humane Society or The Mount through FINNERTY & STEVENS FUNERAL HOME, 426 Main Street, Great Barrington, MA 01230, which is caring for the arrangements.

Remembrances may be sent to the family through www.finnertyandstevens.com
Published in The Berkshire Eagle on May 23, 2013
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