Robert “Bob” V. Goetz, age 63, passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 16, 2019, in the Melech Hospice House in Florida. He was born on December 8, 1955, in Genoa, Ohio to Virgil and Marilyn Goetz.
Bob, a Vietnam-era veteran, spent most of his career in the Department of Defense, the U.S. Justice Department, and the Department of Homeland Security before retiring in 2011. Always willing to help others, Bob dedicated much of his life to working with the U.S. Jaycees, becoming a lifetime member as part of the JCI Senate. After moving to Florida to escape the D.C. weather, Bob became very active in the community and veterans organizations around Sun City Center, including working to help the SCC Dog Park where he loved to take his faithful companion Murphy. Friends knew Bob as a generous, caring, mentor and advocate for anyone who needed help.
He is survived by his son Michael (Kara) Goetz of Seattle, Wash.; his daughter Lori Goetz of Rolling Meadows, Ill.; his grandson Gunnar Goetz; sisters Diane Markham of Perrysburg, Ohio and Mary (Michael) Thompson of Perrysburg, Ohio; and nephews Andrew, Gregory, and Bryan. Bob was preceded in death by his parents and brother Jeff.
Family, friends, and others whose lives Bob touched are invited to Sun City Center Funeral Home, 1851 Rickenbacker Dr., Sun City Center, from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 2, 2019, to reminisce, grieve, support each other and, of course, just chat. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Bob’s name to your favorite Veterans charity. Arrangements by Sun City Center Funeral Home, 813-634-9900.
Patricia J. Harmon, 80, passed away peacefully in her sleep February 20, 2019. She was born March 30, 1938.
She was preceded in death by her daughter Sharon and leaves behind her loving husband of 63 years JP (Patrick) and her devoted grandsons Zachary and James Dewberry. She was loved and will be missed by all whose lives she touched.
Mary E. Burke Nocivelli, age 84, of Sun City Center, Fla., formerly of Acton, Mass., and Harwich, Mass., passed away on January 16, in Florida, surrounded by her family. She was the beloved wife of John (Jay) Nocivelli and the late Edwin H. Burke.
She is survived by her children Kathleen Horan (Mike) of Maynard, Mass., Gerard E. Burke (Kate), of Pittsfield, Mass., Maryann Deignan (Chris), and Patricia Longo (Larry), of Boston. Mary was the loving “Nana Burke” to 16 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Born on January 27, 1934, she was the oldest of six children born to the late Patrick and Elizabeth Rogers McDonough, both of whom emigrated from County Roscommon, Ireland. Mary grew up in the Boston area and was a 1951 graduate of St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Jamaica Plain. Mary loved learning, and consciously chose to make a difference in the lives of others, which she did throughout her life. Awarded her Baccalaureate degree from Regis College in 1956, Mary earned her Master of French degree from Boston University in 1973, and Master of Library Science from Simmons College in 1977. Upon completion of her Master in Library Science, she enjoyed her role as a librarian in both the public and private sectors. Her teaching and librarian career spanned 40 years, most of which was spent in the Boston area including Brockton High School, and later at Nauset Regional High School. Her love of reading was well documented as evidenced in her reading journals. She loved to travel and especially enjoyed living at the Cape from 1977-1992.
Nana had a tradition, that when each of her grandchildren turned 10, she took them on a carefully planned, special trip, based on their individual interests. Known to enjoy the occasional “retail therapy” excursion, Mary was quite chic in her chosen outfits from Chico’s. A humble and gracious lady in all of life’s joys and sorrows, Mary loved and supported anyone who needed it. In addition to her immediate family, she will be greatly missed by her extended Weeks/Nocivelli families and her many nieces and nephews as well as her lifelong friends.
A Celebration of her Life will be held Saturday morning, April 6, at 11 a.m., at St. Irene’s Church, 181 East St., Carlisle, MA 01741. In honor of Mary, if friends desire, Memorial donations may be made to: LifePath Hospice, 12470 Telecom Drive, Tampa, FL 33637, or at www.chaptershealth.org. Arrangements entrusted to Devanny-Condron Funeral Home, 413-445-5988.
Bobbie “Pauline” Olyarnyk, 88, a Sun City Center resident for 25 years, passed away on February 3, 2019. Born to Albert and Martha Coley on February 18, 1930, in Lawton, Oklahoma. Pauline spent many years with her family in Dearborn, Michigan before moving to Sun City Center, Florida with her husband Victor. She is predeceased by her beloved husband of 64 years, her parents and siblings. Pauline is survived by her daughters Vicki Kosin (John), Peggy Raymond (Al) and Mary Kozlowski (Michael); six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Pauline enjoyed golfing, reading and was a dedicated member of the Prince of Peace Ancient Order of the Hibernians and Woman’s Catholic League. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated, and she was laid to rest next to her husband Victor in Sarasota National Cemetery. Memorial contributions in Pauline’s name may be directed to the Sun City Center Emergency Squad.