Obituary

Grace Keay Goeringer


DALLAS — Grace Keay Goeringer, of Dallas, passed away on Wednesday, July 4, 2018, at the age of 91. Born in Detroit, Mich., she was the daughter of the late Alfred Keay and Margaret Williams Keay. Grace graduated from Coughlin High School and went on to earn her degree as a registered nurse from Wilkes-Barre General Hospital School of Nursing. She married the late Carl Frederick Goeringer, son of the late Harry and Mary Goeringer.

Grace was an active member of Prince of Peace Episcopal Church, Dallas. She was an avid bridge player and belonged to several bridge clubs. She was a Red Cross volunteer and a volunteer with Meals on Wheels. She was a dedicated fan of Dallas football for all five sons and her grandsons. She very much enjoyed attending all her grandchildren's many events.

Her greatest joy was raising her five boys and later participating in her 13 grandchildren and one great-grandchild's lives.

In addition to her parents, Grace was preceded in death by her husband, Carl, in 1996; her brother, Alfred Keay; her sister, Jane Merkle; and daughter-in-law, Aine McDowell Goeringer.

She will be greatly missed by her five sons and their families, Carl Goeringer Jr., and partner, Aileen McHale, of Lehman; Dr. Bruce Goeringer and his wife, Jan, of Dallas; Robert Goeringer and partner, Susan Beard, of Exton; Mark Goeringer and his wife, Julie, of Springfield, Va.; Kurt Goeringer and his wife, Patricia, of Houston, Texas; daughter-in-law, Kate Goeringer; 13 grandchildren: Carl III (his wife, Andrea) and Matt, Eric, Brian and Adam, Meredith, Ross and Tori, Jessica, Katie and Craig, and Madi and Alex; great-grandchild, Chloe; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, July 9, 2018, in Prince of Peace Episcopal Church, 420 Main St., Dallas, with the Rev. Joseph Rafferty, pastor of Prince of Peace Episcopal Church, officiating. Entombment will be in Oak Lawn Cemetery, Wilkes-Barre. Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Richard H. Disque Funeral Home Inc., 2940 Memorial Highway, Dallas.

Memorial donations may be sent to Prince of Peace Episcopal Church, c/o 420 Main St., Dallas, PA, 18612, or to The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation at JDRF.org.

Grace's family would like to thank Dr. Alan Boonin and the staff at the Meadows Nursing Center for the kindness and care given to Grace.

Those attending the funeral service are to go directly to the church Monday.


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Richard H. Disque Funeral Home, Inc.
2940 Memorial Highway
Dallas, PA 18612
(570) 675-3255
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Published in Times Leader from July 7 to July 8, 2018
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