Tonawanda News

March 17, 2014

Frederick L. Goltz

The Tonawanda News

NIAGARA FALLS — Frederick L. Goltz, age 68, of Niagara Falls, was called to his heavenly home on March 16, 2014, at his residence, while under the loving care of his family and Niagara Hospice. Born in Lockport, NY on May 8, 1945, he was the son of the late Robert and Phylis (Townsend) Goltz. Fred graduated from North Tonawanda High School, Niagara County Community College and Niagara University. He was employed at the Carborundum Company- Coated Abrasives Division in Wheatfield, and later as an Early Intervention Case Manager with the Niagara County Health Department, until his retirement. Fred served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam era, earning the rank of Sergeant and received the Good Conduct Medal. He was a member of Holy Ghost Lutheran Church. Fred enjoyed doing small engine repairs and was known by many as "Lawnmower Man".  He also enjoyed fishing, writing poems, loved his family of cats, was a NY Yankees fan, and was the author and published "Avery's Way", a suspense novel.

Survivors include his wife, Karen (DuBois) Goltz. They were united in marriage on September 4, 1965; four children, Hao (Lan) Phan of Seattle, WA, Tung (Hong) Ngo of Niagara Falls, Thao (Anh) Tran of San Jose, CA, and Heather (fiancee William Day) Goltz of Niagara Falls; six grandchildren, Sara, Emily, Joshua, Kayla, Gracie and Henry; a brother, R. Richard (Ann) Goltz of Tonawanda; two sisters, Dianne (Walt) Beyer of St. Augustine, FL and Pam (Adam) Briones of Colorado Springs, CO; two brothers-in-law, Curtis (Kathy) DuBois and Robert DuBois; and several nieces and nephews.

Friends may call at the DUBOIS FUNERAL HOME (731-3234), 2436 Niagara Road, (Bergholz) in Wheatfield, on Thursday from 3-7 PM. Services will be conducted by the Rev. Philip N. Sallach on Friday at 11:00 AM in Holy Ghost Lutheran Church, corner Niagara Road and Luther Street in Bergholz. Interment will follow with military honors in Holy Ghost Lutheran Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of one's choice.

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