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In Memory of

Eleanor B. Goetz

March 22, 1923 - November 23, 2016

Obituary


Arrangements under the direction of North/Meadowlawn Funeral Home & Cemetery, New Port Richey, FL.
Eleanor Barbara Goetz (née Fortig) died peacefully in Port Richey, Florida on November 23, 2016 at the age of 93.
Eleanor is survived by her daughters, Rigarda Goetz of West Hempstead, NY, and Christine Kurkowski (Leonard) of Bayville, NY. She is also survived by her grandchildren Lauren Murphy (Jason) of Snohomish, WA, Edward of Snohomish, WA and Peter (Desiree) of Monroe, WA as well as her great-grandchildren Liam and Joanna Murphy. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Goetz...

Arrangements under the direction of North/Meadowlawn Funeral Home & Cemetery, New Port Richey, FL.
Eleanor Barbara Goetz (née Fortig) died peacefully in Port Richey, Florida on November 23, 2016 at the age of 93.
Eleanor is survived by her daughters, Rigarda Goetz of West Hempstead, NY, and Christine Kurkowski (Leonard) of Bayville, NY. She is also survived by her grandchildren Lauren Murphy (Jason) of Snohomish, WA, Edward of Snohomish, WA and Peter (Desiree) of Monroe, WA as well as her great-grandchildren Liam and Joanna Murphy. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Goetz and her sister and best friend Martha Hobbs.
Eleanor was born on March 22, 1923 in Amorbach, Germany to Josephine and Edward Fortig. She completed her education in New York after moving to the United States at the age of 14. She met her husband Richard in New York City and they were married on September 16, 1945. In 1951 they moved to New Hyde Park, Long Island where they raised their family until they retired to Port Richey in 1981.
Eleanor had many interests, some of which included singing and dancing. She and Richard danced in the German Schuhplattler group Original Enzian until the birth of Rigarda in 1949. She became active in ballroom dancing after Richard's death in 1990. She also spent her lifetime singing which truly made her happy. Her home was always filled with music. As young girls Eleanor and Martha performed on German Radio in New York City during the 1940's and continued sharing their beautiful voices at Concerts as part of the Chorale Aires, The Thursday Musicale , as part of the Notre Dame Church Choir, and at events with Friends and Family. Eleanor and Richard were active and dedicated member of the New Port Richey German Club. She was the Membership Secretary for many years.
Above all else, family was the most important thing in her life. Her door was always open to family and friends and cooking for them gave her much pleasure. The biggest joy in her life came from her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
The family would like to thank the doctors, nurses and caregivers at Atria and Solaris in Hudson Florida for their dedication and excellent care.
A memorial service is being held on January 21, 2017, at Meadowlawn Memorial Gardens in New Port Richey, Florida.