Rev. AJ Gooch, age 48, of Eastlake, suddenly passed into The Summerland at 4:02 p.m. on February 28, 2016, at Euclid General Hospital from a suspected pulmonary embolism.
AJ was ordained as a priest of ADF in 2010, current Seneschal of the Shire of East Watch in the SCA (former Seneschal of the Barony of the Cleftlands), an A.C.E. organizer for Starwood Festival, and principle leader of the North East Ohio Drum Jam. Despite physical handicaps, his energy and enthusiasm had a lasting impact on everyone he touched. His departure from the earthly plane has left a void in the hearts of the many who loved him.
AJ is survived by his wife, Stephanie; son, Madoc; daughter, Sydney; mother and stepfather, Jackie and John Szemenyei; stepmother, Denise; brother, Michael and sister, Andrea (Perry) Sundberg. He was preceded in death by his father, Tony.
His family has requested that first energies be put into his mutual passions to keep them alive, but monetary donations be made to one of the organizations that were part of his life, including: tredara.org
, Starwood Festival. Please donate your energy & passions wherever makes sense to you in his honor.