Rudolph Goetz

January 31, 1936 ~ April 28, 2022 (age 86)


Rotterdam - Rudolph Goetz, 86, of Rotterdam, passed away peacefully on Thursday evening, April 28, 2022.

Rudolph was born in Port Jefferson, NY, the son of the late Paul and Elizabeth Kroener Goetz and grew up on Long Island. In 1958, he joined the United States Army and was stationed in Germany. He was honorably discharged in 1960. Rudolph moved to Florida to be near his brothers. He lived there for 13 years before moving back upstate to Rotterdam, NY.

He built his own home in 1975 and enjoyed planting trees and gardening around the house. Rudolph was a “Camper” and enjoyed spending time camping with his family. He especially enjoyed taking trips to St. Joseph’s Oratory in Montreal. He loved Montreal.

Rudolph is survived by his beloved wife of 63 years, Diane Lohman Goetz, Children, Elizabeth (Roy) Borthwick, Jane (Timothy) Hallock, Karen (David) Fontana, David (Heather) Goetz, Jason (Louise) Goetz and Wendy King as well as his 12 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be private.

Donations may be made in Rudolph’s memory to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at

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