Sumner W. Goff
World War ll Navy Veteran; 86
FITCHBURG -- Sumner W. "Sub" Goff, 86, died Tuesday, November 5, in Fitchburg, after an illness.
Sumner was born on Fitchburg, October 4, 1927, the son of George H. and Mildred L. (Holt) Goff, and was raised in Fitchburg and lived in Ashby.
Sumner enlisted in the U.S. Navy on October 4, 1944 his seventeenth birthday and served honorably for two years aboard the USS Vesole in the Pacific Theatre. Vesole ranged the China coast, making frequent visits at Tsingtao and Shanghai and also calling at the Japanese ports of Tokyo, Kure and Yokosuka. As a result of his service, Sumner was awarded the World War ll Victory Medal, American Theatre Medal, and Asiatic-Pacific Theatre Medal.
Sumner was employed at the former General Electric Co. in Fitchburg, as a pipefitter for 36 years. He manufactured Twistons Line Sinkers for nearly half a century, having taken over the business from his father who started it. He was a member of Rollstone Congregational Church.
Sumner leaves three sons, Robert Goff and his wife, Carrie of North Hampton, N.H., Richard Goff and his wife, Christina of Burke, VA, and Raymond Goff of Belchertown, MA; grandchildren, Linda, Michelle, Shanon, Mikayla, Kirsten, Kaitlyn and Jillian; nine great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren. He also leaves three nieces, Linda, Karen and Donna.
Sumner was predeceased by his sister, Beverly Gravel and her husband, Chick, as well as a granddaughter, Patty, and grandson, David Goff.
GOFF -- Calling hours for Sumner will be held on Saturday, November 9, from 9:30 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. followed by a service at 11:00 A.M. in the Bosk Funeral Home, 85 Blossom St. Burial with Military Honors will follow in Forest Hill Cemetery.
Published in Sentinel & Enterprise from Nov. 7 to Nov. 8, 2013
Bosk Funeral Home
85 Blossom St Fitchburg, MA 01420